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Required RF Tracker Data Collection for Local Education Agencies with Residential Care and Treatment Facilities within Their Geographic Boundaries and/or Jurisdiction

The Texas Education Agency posted information on April 1st regarding the required RF Tracker Data Collection: LEAs must complete the 2014-2015 data collection no later than June 5, 2015. For those LEAs with residential care and treatment facilities within their boundaries or jurisdiction, in which students with disabilities have resided during the 2014-2015 school year, […]

The Parent Companion: First Five Years

ESC Region 13 is  happy to announce that the The Parent Companion website (http://www.parentcompanion.org/)  that provides information, inspiration, and resources to Texas parents and caregivers of children with diagnosed or suspected disabilities from birth through 5 years of age is now live! Visit www.parentcompanion.org to begin exploring the multitude of resources available to you! ¡Tambien […]

Revised Rules for Transcripts: 9x Codes No More!

Elizabeth Danner has posted information to the Special Education Leaders blog that may be of interest to you as well.   Revised Rules for Transcripts: 9x Codes No More! http://www5.esc13.net/thescoop/speddirectors/2013/09/04/revised-rules-for-transcripts-9x-codes-no-more/ “TEA has revised the coding requirements for modified courses. These changes have been posted to the PEIMS Data Standards. An addendum to the 2012 Minimum […]

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 […]

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 […]

Leadership Network Conference on September 20, 2012

There are still seats available for the upcoming Leadership Network Conference on September 20, 2012! Attend for free and enjoy the provided lunch by registering through ECampus for Workshop # FA1223364. Breakout Sessions include: Math, Science, Social Studies, Literacy, TSTEM, Data & Accountability, Graduation Plans, Special Education / 504 topics, PEIMS, Library / Media Services, […]

Curriculum Council June 7th

Thursday, June 7, 2012 is our next Curriculum Council meeting (SP1220490). Attached you will find a copy of the agenda. Handouts will be posted to our Curriculum Council website no later than Wednesday, June 6, 2012 for those of you joining us remotely. If you have registered (SP1220491) to join us via distance learning, below […]

Type 2 Accommodations and Technology Tools for Spelling Assistance

Please join us for this free, 1 hour Lunch and Learn webinar and LiveBinder resource http://bit.ly/zJAP3e for extended learning opportunities for participants and others, on the topic of “Type 2 Accommodations and Technology Tools for Spelling Assistance” I hope you and any LEA staff you might share this with find it useful. Lunch and Learn […]

In-Sight Posted: February 2012

The In-Sight for February 2012 has been posted at http://www5.esc13.net/thescoop/insight/. In this edition you will find articles such as: TEKS Based Resource Calibration STAARWriting Searching for Rigor Using Electronic Portfolios Please let us know how we can continue to be of assistance. http://www5.esc13.net/curriculum_instruction/

STAAR & STAAR Modified Combined Blueprints

“We have recently created the STAAR and STAAR Modified combined blueprints for all tested subjects, grades 3-8.  These documents allow you to compare the number of items, performance tasks, and assessed TEKS for both the STAAR and STAAR Modified assessment, all on a single page.” Please see the post on the What’s So Special Blog […]

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