Archive for October 1st, 2013

LEA Actions Required by Recent Legislation Impacting Services to Students with Disabilities

TEA issued a TTA Letter dated September 27, 2013 outlining the bills passed in the 83rd Legislature impacting LEAs and services to students with disabilities. Many of these bills became effective at the start of the 2013-2014 school year. TEA has begun…

TAA Letter: Projected Impact to LEAs from Potential Federal Government Shutdown

TEA issued a TAA Letter on September 30, 2013 addressing the projected impact to LEAs on a potential federal government shutdown. SPED Funding Contacts: Shirley Sanford at shirley.sanford@esc13.txed.net or Linda McDaniel at linda.mcdaniel@esc13.txed.net

Updated IDEA MOE Action Plan

TEA issued a TTAA letter on September 30, 2013 with updated information on IDEA MOE. The letter follows further communication between TEA and USDE regarding requirements for calculating IDEA Maintanence of Effort (MOE). The letter gives a newly revi…

ESTAR and MSTAR Fall Administration Now Open

The fall administration window for the ESTAR/MSTAR Universal Screener is now open for all students in grades 2-4 (ESTAR) and 5-8 (MSTAR). In response to district requests, the fall administration of the ESTAR/MSTAR Universal Screener has been extended …

Blogging Across the Curriculum

Don’t miss out! To sign up for “Blogging Across the Curriculum” login to e-campus and enter workshop code FA1328018. Learn how to engage students through authentic audience with a blog. Challenge your students to express their voice a…

Accommodations Decision-Making: Free Online Course

Accommodations Decision-Making: Selecting, Implementing and Evaluating Instructional and Assessment Accommodations This five-module course is free and available at https://nceo.umn.edu/alabama/login.php. The course is highly interactive and makes use o…

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