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FREE Mindset Webinar

          Heard about Growth and Fixed Mindsets but want to learn more? The AGC team is offering a sneak peak at this year’s Inclusion Institute 2015: New Frame of Mind keynote speaker, Emily Diehl! In this 30 minute webinar, Emily will share the research behind a growth mindset and preview strategies […]

FREE Mindset Webinar

          Heard about Growth and Fixed Mindsets but want to learn more? The AGC team is offering a sneak peak at this year’s Inclusion Institute 2015: New Frame of Mind keynote speaker, Emily Diehl! In this 30 minute webinar, Emily will share the research behind a growth mindset and preview strategies […]

Inclusion Institute 2015

Are you nurturing a growth mindset in your students?  Are you looking for ways to increase motivation and effort from your students? Join us June 11th at the Inclusion Institute 2015 to learn about cultivating a Growth Mindset. Emily Diehl from Mindset Works will lead sessions on how to change our own mindsets and cultivate growth mindsets […]

TEA Guidance in Regards to Determining STAAR A Eligibility

News from TEA in regards to STAAR A accountability, April 8, 2015 Along with the grades 3–8 math assessments, results from STAAR Accommodated (STAAR A) and STAAR Alternate 2 (a redesign of the original STAAR Alternate) will also be excluded from the 2015 state accountability system. The U.S. Department of Education no longer allows Texas […]

Inclusion Institute 2015

Are you looking to learn new ways to motivate students, teach explicitly, explore strategies to increase student achievement in core academic classes, and walk out with a  New Frame of Mind? If the answer is YES- then the 2015 Inclusion Institute is for you! Join us June 11th for an all-day institute of practical strategies […]

ESC 13 AGC Team is on Pinterest!

Do you use Pinterest to find awesome ideas for your classroom? Well so do we! Follow the ESC Region 13 Access to General Education (AGC) Pinterest page. The ESC 13 AGC Pinterest page has boards for Accommodations, Strategies, Assistive Technology, Reso…

STAAR A Administration Information

STAAR A ADMINISTRATION INFORMATION UPDATE District personnel should familiarize themselves with online testing policies and procedures in the test administration manuals, as well as technology information at http://www.TexasAssessment.com/techinfo. STAAR A TUTORIALS AND PRACTICE SETS Students taking grades 3-5, grades 6-8, or end-of-course (EOC) STAAR A assessments can access STAAR A student tutorials to practice using […]

New Grading & Progress Monitoring Resource

The Statewide Access to the General Curriculum Network and Texas Education Agency have released Grading and Progress Monitoring for Students with Disabilities- A Resource for Teachers. This resource will provide educators and schools with effective grading and reporting guidance. In addition, it identifies how to make grading systems accurate and meaningful while supporting students in […]

Using MS Word to Simulate STAAR A- Extra Practice and Prep for Students

If your eligible students have already practiced and practiced with the STAAR A Student Tutorials, yet you’d still like them to continue to receive and use similar digital accommodations during instruction or for end of unit tests, then this resource may be of help-  How to use Built-In Features of MS Word to Simulate STAAR […]

Power of Inclusion workshop!

Is your school looking for guidance for creating an inclusive climate in which the needs of all educators and students are being met? Power of Inclusion workshop has a few more seats open. Register today! Including students with disabilities in the general education classroom is both a challenge and an opportunity. Educators need to effectively collaborate to […]