Archive for October, 2013

2014 STAAR Accommodations – The Three Most Important Changes

  As you may know, TEA has released the allowable test accommodations for the 2013-2014 school year. The first thing that you’ll notice is that, while the Accommodations are still presented in a triangle with links to individual documents, t…

Expenditure Deadline extended to November 1

News from the Division of Grants Administration October 31, 2013, Expenditure Reporting Deadline Extended to November 1, 2013 As the result of an early-morning power outage, TEA’s expenditure reporting (ER) system is offline. LEAs are currently unabl…

Want to “Be In the Know” about the Accountability System?

We are repeating a series of workshops deconstructing each component of the 2013 accountability system and what we know to this point about 2014.  The series is titled, “Be in the Know” and has separate workshops for the components to be a…

Sprechen Sie Deutsch?…Summer Seminar in Germany

Have you always wanted to travel to Germany, but never fit it into your busy summer schedule?  Now is the time to get it in! The Goethe Institut Transatlantic Outreach Program has just posted the application for their 2014 Summer Seminars. First, let…

2013 Accountability Workshops: Be In The Know!

The year is almost over and it’s time to start preparing for 2014 testing and accountability ratings. However, if you feel that your knowledge of 2013 accountability is lacking or if you feel like you could use a refresher, then come join us for …

Important Change: Update on Plan of Action for IDEA MOE Determinations

A To The Administrator Letter issued today, October 30, 2013, indicates a major change in the state’s plan to determine LEAs maintenance of effort (MOE) requirements for IDEA. TEA will issue MOE determinations beginning with fiscal year 2015. TEA…

STAAR Accommodations Webinar

  View the RECORDED WEBINAR here: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/855830826 TEA will be presenting information on this year’s allowable accommodations for the STAAR assessment this afternoon. For those who cannot make it, Region 13 wil…

Deadline Approaching!

News from the Division of Grants Administration The deadline to apply for the 2013–2014 Title VI, Part B, Subpart 2—Rural and Low-Income School Program (RLIS) Grant is 5:00 p.m. Central Time, October 31, 2013. Information regarding eligible applica…

Testing Accommodations for SWD – TEA TETN

Date: October 30, 2013 Title: Testing Accommodations for SWD Time: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Audience: Open to ESCs and districts Event#: 21421 Summary:  This TETN will serve as the state-level training for regions, districts, and campuses regarding sta…

Guiding Document- Including AT in the IEP (How are YOU documenting AT?)

What’s happening out there?  I’ve recently received a lot of questions from all over about how to document AT in the IEP. I wondered about why I was getting this question so frequently this year but hadn’t in previous years?  Well, …