Archive for August, 2017

Upcoming training from Department of Grants Compliance and Oversight

August 8, 2017 TO THE ADMINISTRATOR ADDRESSED:  SUBJECT:        Open to all LEAs: Upcoming training from Department of Grants Compliance and Oversight  On September 12, 2017, staff from TEA’s Department of Grants Compliance and Oversight (GCO) will hold a free day-long training in Austin. Presentations will cover topics such as the following: Updates to federal grant rules […]

ELL Update

2017 TELPAS RELEASED TESTS The 2017 TELPAS reading released tests for grades 2–12 are available only through the TestNav 8 login screen in the installable TestNav app under the Practice Tests link. The TestNav app is available for download at http://download.testnav.com/. Answer keys are available at TELPAS Released Tests. ITEM ANALYSIS REPORTS Individual Student Item […]

Pre-Kindergarten Eligibility update

TEA recently sent out the  following letter updating the Prekindergarten Eligibility. TO THE ADMINISTRATOR ADDRESSED: SUBJECT: Free Prekindergarten: Star of Texas Award Eligibility Criterion During the 85th legislative session, an additional prekindergarten eligibility criteria was created to provide free public prekindergarten to children of peace officers, firefighters and first responders who have demonstrated remarkable courage and […]

The Skills That Matter – Teaching Self-Regulation

Students need to be prepared with the skills that matter for success in life after high school. This session will describe how to impact students’ success by teaching self-regulation within middle and high school courses, in addition to supports such as counseling, special education and career education. By incorporating self-regulation into instruction, teachers have found […]