Archive for the ‘Assessment/Compliance’ Category

LPAC Annual Review Training – March 28, 2016

Join us at the end of the month to gain all of the information you need to conduct your LPAC annual reviews. This session will address the roles and responsibilities of LPAC members in relation to ELLs who are currently being served in the Bilingual/ESL program, those with parent denials, and those ELLs who have […]

Asylee/Refugee and SIFE students in Secondary Schools

We need your feedback! Region 13 would like to offer a professional development session to provide practical guidance for serving Asylee/Refugee and SIFE students at the secondary level. Participants will leave with a working knowledge of how to navigate grade placement, graduation plans, and best practices for helping this unique group of students acclimate to US […]

The In-Sight Newsletter

The latest edition of Region 13’s In-Sight Newsletter has been posted. The In-Sight Newsletter features articles by ESC Specialists regarding curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Please feel free to share the following articles with others: What Makes Science Science? How Well Did Our Math Resources Align to Our TEKS? Explicitly Teaching Literacy Cognitive Processes Supporting the Young […]

Register Now for ELL Institute 2015!

Registration is now open for ELL Insitite 2015 on Tuesday, November 3, 2015. Our Keynote speaker will be Marie Moreno, principal of Las Americas Newcomer School in Houston, TX. Las Americas Newcomer School is an English intensive school for recent immigrants with a framework centering on differentiating instruction, language acquisition and specialized groupings to ensure evident riggor in every […]

43rd TABE Conference in El Paso, TX

The 43rd Annual TABE (Texas Association for Bilingual Education) Conference will be held on October 14-17, 2015 in El Paso, TX. Please see the flyer below for more information!

ARD/LPAC Collaboration: Serving Students with Disabilities

Register now! Join us Monday, July 13th for this informative workshop at Region 13. In this training, participants will receive an overview of the identification and exit processes for English Language Learners receiving Special Education Services. 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Workshop ID: SU1531932 Free   To register, visit For more information, contact: Lisa Rukovena […]

NEW ELPS Resources Coming Fall 2015!

Coming this fall, teachers and instructional leaders will have two comprehensive tools at their fingertips to help meet the needs of ELLs! The current ELPS Toolkit is receiving a face-lift, with updates including videos, engaging strategies, and tools for differentiation. Additionally, the new ELPS Observation Guide is being released for administrators and instructional leaders to assist […]

Template for Bilingual/ESL Program Annual Report

Per Chapter 89 (§89.1265), school districts are required to prepare an annual report of their Bilingual/ESL education program. These reports reflects information such as the academic progress of the ELLs, the number of students exited from Bilingual/ESL programs, and the number of and frequency of training opportunities for teachers and aides that are working with […]

Save The Date! 2015 Title III Symposium July 28-29, 2015

Registration is now open for the 2015 Title III Symposium being held July 28-29, 2015 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas. There will be early check-in and packet pickup on Monday, July 27th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. This year’s event will contain informational breakout sessions that will help provide educators and administrators from […]

Ensuring Students Become Bi-literate: The Necessary Steps for Administrators

Dual language programs are taking the world by storm.  These school enrichment programs meet Texas requirements for bilingual education and can be structured in a variety of ways depending on student population, community input, and staff availability.  While the program models may vary, they are almost all guaranteed to ensure that students achieve bi-literacy and […]

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