Archive for December, 2018

Requests for TAKS Results

Based on legislation passed in 2017, TEA no longer administers the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS). Districts and former TAKS examinees are encouraged to maintain state test results. However, if test results for a former TAKS examinee c…

Interim Assessment Data Files

Based on feedback received from interim assessment users and educators, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) will provide student-level data files for the 2018–2019 STAAR Interim Assessments on a weekly basis beginning December 20, 2018. These are the same…

Data Masking in TAPR Reports

Performance Reporting has received multiple inquiries about the increased presence of asterisks in the STAAR performance section of the recently released Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR), particularly for smaller districts and campuses. In ord…

Distinguished Speaker Dr. Luis Urrieta on Family and Community -Jan. 22

Overview: This workshop will explore how cultural communities, especially of Latina/o/x ancestry, construct meaning around such concepts as familia and comunidad, especially how knowledge and learning is produced in these contexts. Familia and comunida…

STAARtlingly Helpful January PD!

It’s almost here…!! Wishing you a warm, wonderful, and peaceful holiday season! Understanding that when the break is over, educators and students will be that much closer to high stakes testing days, we want to highlight an upcoming workshop desi…

2019 TELPAS Alternate

TELPAS Alternate Student Registration Window Districts are required to import a student registration file containing all students who will participate in the 2019 TELPAS Alternate administration. The window to import student registration files to the A…

2019 TELPAS

TELPAS Online Training Center The TELPAS Online Training Center will be available beginning January 14, 2019, at http://www.TexasAssessment.com/TELPASTrainingCenter. Individuals who need to use this website to access the required online basic training …

Enhancing Instructional Opportunities for Immigrant Students -Jan. 16

This TEA created training provides districts with a framework for supporting Immigrant students. If you are a stakeholder interested in rolling out similar trainings in your district, we encourage you to attend this learning opportunity. While this eve…

Final 2018 Accountability Ratings

Academic Accountability Final 2018 academic accountability ratings were released this week. The Texas Education Code requires the commissioner of education provide a process for districts and charters to challenge their accountability ratings. The agen…

Online course tips and tricks

Did you know that you have the ability to take a 6 hour update or initial 30 hour GT course online?  Region 13 offers both of these options to our districts, and my plan is to vary the offerings by need throughout the school year.  Stay tuned to the end of this blog for our […]

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