Archive for the ‘Accommodations’ Category

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…

What is Universal Design for Learning?

  You may have heard the term “Universal Design for Learning” and wanted to know more about it. UDL is an approach that draws inspiration from architectural principles that call for buildings to be made accessible to people of various …

SOA Q&A Webinar from 10:00-10:30 today

View the recorded webinar here: http://www4.esc13.net/agc/webinars/ Just a reminder that our SOA Q&A webinar will start at 10:00 today. Students who are eligible for Oral Administration of the STAAR test may also be eligible for a computer-based ve…

Tech-based accommodations on STAAR are a reality…now

Students who are eligible for Oral Administration of the STAAR test may also be eligible for a computer-based version of this accommodation. Many districts have asked questions about the logistics and implementation of this option so Region 13 will be …

Updated Scaffolding Accommodations Book

The Scaffolding Accommodations book has been revised for 2014! Included are changes based on TEA’s revised accommodations triangle, student eligibility “quick-checks”, and a new section on ARD committee decision-making and classroom m…