Archive for the ‘Accommodations’ Category

Sneak Peek of Keynote Susan Hentz

Inclusion Institute 2014: Great Expectations If you missed the live webinar with Susan Hentz last week not to worry. You can watch now! Susan will be our keynote speaker at this year’s Inclusion Institute and was gracious enough to provide us wit…

Free Webinar with Inclusion Institute’s Keynote Speaker Susan Hentz

      Join us for a short 30 minute webinar where Susan Hentz, author of Collaborate Smart: Practical Strategies and Tools for Educators, will be sharing her tips for learning centers and flexible groups in collaboratively taught classro…

New STAAR A Assessment

Texas educators will be interested in TEA’s new assessment for some students with disabilities: STAAR A. There are a number of important details yet to be determined, including eligibility criteria, access features for students with sensory and m…

Technology Tips for Oral Administration

Special Education teachers spend a lot of their time reading tests and quizzes out loud to students, not to mention regular classroom lessons and assignments. For some students, this is an unavoidable part of their instructional plan. But we think that…

Collaboration for Inclusion: Videos

The videos below are from the National Center on Educational Outcomes’ Youtube channel and highlight best practices for special education teachers who are collaborating with other teachers, with parents, and with students: Teachers Working Togeth…

Inclusion Support for ELA-R

If you are teaching students with disabilities in an inclusion setting, either as a Special Education teacher or as a General Education teacher, Region 13 would like to encourage you to attend Accessing the General Curriculum in English Language Arts o…

STAAR Accommodations Support

Visit the Region 13 Accommodations Central livebinder for ideas towards implementing STAAR Accommodations:  http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?present=true&id=1074530 Remember that accommodations on the state assessment must be routinely and eff…

Testimonials from SOA Pilot Programs

As you may know, a number of campuses participated in a pilot program for the online Standardized Oral Administration accommodation option last year. This pilot program allowed TEA to evaluate the effectiveness of the SOA option for the STAAR test with…

Math for All – AGC in Math

        STAAR – Modified is going away. What does that mean for my students in math next year? In this workshop you will learn how to accommodate and modify instruction in the math classroom. Develop a plan for preparing all y…

Research on Computer Based Accommodations

Special educators may be interested in this study of student attitudes towards computer-based oral administration of tests: http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/lib/sde/pdf/arra/cteag_lessons_learned.pdf Pages 10 and 11 contain some very interesting findings. Som…