Archive for the ‘Accommodations’ Category

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 […]

Making Good Use of Audio/Text-to-Speech In The Classroom

Bill Keeney of the Delaware Valley Friends School joined Learning Ally on 12/9 for a webinar focusing on strategies for teachers to use audio in the classroom. Keeney discussed why audio is the killer app for his students and how he ensures it becomes a powerful tool for reading. “Teaching with audio is just good […]

2015 Online Accommodation Request Form and Request for Paper Administrations for STAAR L, STAAR A, TELPAS reading, and TAKS

Online Accommodation Request Form The Online Accommodation Request Form is available and can be accessed at http://www.txetests.com/acc. Districts may begin submitting accommodation requests for the 2015 calendar year for eligible students needing a type 2 accommodation. Information about accommodations for students with disabilities, submitting online requests, and submission deadlines for all accommodation requests can be […]

Spring Workshops from Region 13 Special Education Department

Wondering what Region 13 Special Education Department has on the workshop calendar for Spring 2015? How about Math for All, Steps for Funding Success, Using the WISC-V, Power of Inclusion, See the Sound, IEP Best Practices, PODD Communication Books, SLP Webinars, Reading and Language Intervention for Children with Down Syndrome, and much more. Take a […]

Math for All workshop!

Need ideas for differentiation, accommodations, and modifications for your math classroom? Math for All: Access to General Curriculum in Mathematics workshop has a few more seats open. Register today! Participants will learn how to accommodate and modi…

STAAR A Info all in one spot

We have created a Thinglink called STAAR A: Things You Need to Know. To access this resource, click this link: http://www.thinglink.com/scene/609494907593162752 While viewing the Thinglink, hover over the picture to see the hotspot dots. Then hover ove…