Archive for March, 2016

Updated Prekindergarten Guidelines Now Available

Latest Developments: In fall 2015, TEA established a 13-member review committee consisting of classroom teachers and administrators from early childhood programs in public schools and higher education faculty and researchers from across the state to participate in the revision of the Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines. The Texas Education Agency has posted the new Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines […]

TELPAS Update

2016 TELPAS Testing Information The Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) Combined Status Report and the TELPAS Summary Report was made available in the TELPAS Assessment Management System on Monday, March 14, according to the email from shipping @txassessmail.pearson.com sent on March 8, 2016 to all District Testing Coordinators. These two reports, referenced on […]

TELPAS Update

2016 TELPAS Testing Information The Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) Combined Status Report and the TELPAS Summary Report was made available in the TELPAS Assessment Management System on Monday, March 14, according to the email from shipping @txassessmail.pearson.com sent on March 8, 2016 to all District Testing Coordinators. These two reports, referenced on […]

CTE Online Course Available

TEA has released a free online course for CTE teachers via the Texas Gateway. The course, CTE 101, provides an overview of Career and Technical Education in Texas and how it is implemented at the state and local levels. Teachers who are not certified in CTE and who wish to teach one of the CTE […]

STAAR A Practice Sets are Posted for March Testing

Email from TEA’s Justin Porter regarding STAAR A Online Practice Tests. Colleagues, Over the last two weeks we have posted practice tests to the STAAR Online Testing Platform (SOTP) as they have become available. As of late last night, all practice tests associated with the March test administrations have been posted as well as a […]

Revisions to Final Amounts for 2015-16 IDEA-B Formula

Revisions to Final Amounts for the 2015–2016 IDEA-B Formula Program TEA received a revised grant award from the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) which requires TEA to recalculate final amounts for the 2015-2016 IDEA-B Formula program. Eligible LEAs will receive an adjusted final amount for the IDEA-B Formula program. Revised final amounts for the 2015-2016 […]

It’s here! The Click-on-TEKS for Grade 5 Science

  It’s here! The Click-on-TEKS for Grade 5 Science!   The Click-On TEKS helps you understand the latest Grade 5 Science standards to help you incorporate them into your lesson plans easily and effectively. The table of contents in this interactive PDF lists the student expectations for Grade 5 as outlined in the TEKS. Clicking on an entry will […]

What are you planning to do this Summer?

Geometry in Construction is a dual course hosted by the Texas Regional Collaborative (TRC).  The course is aligned to the Geometry TEKS, in which students receive both a math credit and a CTE credit.  This summer weeklong professional development provides teachers with all the instructional materials they need to replicate the Geometry in Construction program in Texas schools. The cost is $240 […]

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Update!

TEA  has released a To the Administrator Addressed letter which provides updates on the implementation of the ESSA.  Highlights of the letter are below. Please note that the new legislation does not impact any requirements or reports for the 2015-2016 school year, nor does it change any current state statutes or requirements. Title I assessment requirements did not […]

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Update!

TEA  has released a To the Administrator Addressed which provides updates on the implementation of the ESSA.  Highlights of the letter are below. Please note that the new legislation does not impact any requirements or reports for the 2015-2016 school year, nor does it change any current state statutes or requirements. Title I assessment requirements […]

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