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Curriculum Council February 6th

We hope that you will be able to join us for Curriculum Council on February 6th. Our agenda includes: Legal Update Curriculum & Instruction Update ELPS Instructional Tool Writing Update Accountability Update HB 5 Community and Student Engagement Update Updates from TASA Midwinter If you attended a session at TASA Midwinter with information that others […]

January 2014 In-Sight

The January edition of the In-Sight has been published. Articles of interest include: Curating Social Studies Content on Pinterest Foundations for Fractions in the Primary Grades The Genius of Genius Hour Integration is Essential Making the Most of Pre-K Team Meetings Phonics Instruction for Middle and High School ELLs Why Did the Poet Do That? […]

House Bill 5 Transition Plan

On August 2nd the Texas Education Agency posted information related the the House Bill 5 Transition plan. (http://www.tea.state.tx.us/Communications/Press_Releases/2013_releases/TEA_provides_school_districts_and_charters_more_information_regarding_HB_5_transition/) The posting documented changes that will be proposed and adopted under commissioner of education rules: STAAR English I and English II Assessments Redesign Benchmark Testing Performance Standards for 2013–2014 School Year Requirements for students who took Algebra I […]

In-Sight:A newsletter for curriculum, instruction, & assessment

The latest edition of the In-Sight Newsletter was published last week. To access articles related to ELLs, integrated elementary curriculum, parent involvement, and much more visit http://www5.esc13.net/thescoop/insight/2013/03/in-this-issue-8/. ESC Region 13 Contact: Cindy Hamilton – cindy.hamilton@esc13.txed.net

Title III, Part A, Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAOs) Standards for 2012-2013 and 2013-2014

On March 19th the Texas Education Agency posted an update regarding the Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives for 2012-2013 and 2013-2014. The standards for AMAO 1: Progress, AMAO 2: Attainment, and AMAO 3: Federal Accountability are listed in the “To the Administrator Addressed” letter as well as on the TEA website at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index4.aspx?id=25769804081. ESC Region 13 Contact: […]

Leadership Network Conference – February 21st

Our inaugural event this past September was a huge success and we are excited to have expanded our session choices for the February 21st LNC.  Please share with leaders in your district and on your campus! We can’t wait to share the day with you and your colleagues! See attached flyer for schedule and registration […]

January Edition of the In-Sight

  The January 2013 edition of the In-Sight has been posted at http://www5.esc13.net/thescoop/insight/2013/01/. In this edition you will find articles relating to:   Increasing Language Development Flipped Classrooms Testing Accommodation Decisions Elementary Integration and more ESC Region 13 contact: Cindy Hamilton – cindy.hamilton@esc13.txed.net

2012 Title III Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAOs) reports

The 2012 Title III Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAOs) reports have been released and are now available via secure access. For details regarding how to access reports, the 2012 AMAOs Guide, and other resources, please refer to the To the Administrator Addressed letter released today via TEA Correspondence.  You can access the letter directly using […]

ELL Title III Assessment Update

During our Curriculum Council meeting on November 1st there were several questions regarding assessment and accountability related to our English Language Learner student population. Attached you will find a pdf version of a power point from TEA that should be helpful in answering your questions. ELL-TitleIII-AssessmentUpdate2012 The power point version is available through a web […]

English Language Learner Institute

Save the date!  Wednesday, November 7 is our annual English Language Learner Institute! This year we are excited to have as a distinguished keynote speaker Roel Gonzalez, Superintendent of Rio Grande CISD. Mr. Gonzalez will highlight systems of support for ELLs, addressing how knowledge of data, high teacher expectations, quality instructional practices, linguistic accommodations, and […]

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