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Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) Selection Committee Applications

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is seeking experts in the fields of math and/or science education to review and evaluate applications for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). PAEMST is the highest recognition that a kindergarten through 12th grade mathematics or science teacher may receive for outstanding teaching in the United […]

Certification Exam Reimbursement for School Year 2015-2016

The Texas Education Agency posted a notice on February 12th regarding Certification Exam Reimbursement for School Year 2015-2016. TEA received a limited amount of funding for this purpose for the 2016-2017 biennium. Applications for reimbursement may be submitted beginning Tuesday, February 16, 2016, and ending Friday, August 5, 2016. Applications will be reviewed and reimbursements […]

Science TEKS Committee Application

We discussed streamlining of the science TEKS at our last Curriculum Council meeting (cc.esc13.net) and wanted to follow up with information on the application to serve on the science TEKS committee. Please see full details on the Texas Education Agency website (http://tea.texas.gov/Curriculum_and_Instructional_Programs/Curriculum_Standards/TEKS_Texas_Essential_Knowledge_and_Skills_%28TEKS%29_Review/Science_TEKS_Streamlining/). Details regarding the process that Cynthia presented are available at the bottom of […]

STAAR Performance Standards

The Texas Education Agency posted updated STAAR Performance Standard Charts early last week. These include:   STAAR 3–8 Performance Standards Chart (PDF posted 02/01/16) STAAR Alternate 3–8 Performance Standards Chart (PDF posted 02/01/16) STAAR EOC Performance Standards Chart (PDF posted 02/01/16) STAAR Alternate EOC Performance Standards Chart (PDF posted 02/01/16) For questions regarding STAAR assessment […]

T-STEM Designation

The Texas Education Agency announced Monday that the Texas Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (T-STEM) Designation application process is open now through March 4th. ESC Region 13 has served as a member of the T-STEM community for many years and we are happy to provide technical assistance to those who with to apply for this designation. […]

TEA Math Resources

TEA announced earlier this week several new resources now available through the Project Share Gateway at www.projectsharetexas.org   The new Vertical Alignment chart Grade 3-8, Statistics shows how the TEKS from lower grades align with the newly adopted HS Statistics course.  This joins the other vertical alignment documents for Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II. […]

TEA Math Updates

The Texas Education Agency posted updates in a listserv e-mail today including: New Resource – Interactive Mathematics Glossary: the iPhone and iPad Apps  TEA’s Interactive Math Glossary is now available in the iTunes app store. The glossary is designed to help teachers explore and understand mathematics vocabulary used in the grades K–8 Texas Essential Knowledge […]

Student Success Initiative (Texas SUCCESS) Online Accelerated Instruction Resources

The following “To the Administrator Addressed” was posted on December 11th from the Texas Education Agency: SUBJECT: Student Success Initiative (Texas SUCCESS) Online Accelerated Instruction Resources Rider 46, General Appropriations Act, 84th Texas Legislature, authorizes the commissioner to issue a request for proposal (RFP) for “statewide licenses to provide supplemental computer-based reading and mathematics instruction […]

Comments: Proposed Commissioner of Education Rules

Please review the following information sent out by TEA and submit comments as desired. The following rule action was filed with the Texas Register on Monday, November 30, 2015, for publication in the December 11, 2015 issue:   Proposed Repeal of and New 19 TAC Chapter 150, Commissioner’s Rules Concerning Educator Appraisal, Subchapter AA, Teacher […]

Public Comment for Proposed Rule: Instructional Materials

Notice of Proposed Review. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) proposes the review of 19 TAC Chapter 66, State Adoption and Distribution of Instructional Materials, pursuant to the Texas Government Code, §2001.039. Summary: The rules being reviewed by the TEA in 19 TAC Chapter 66 are organized under the following subchapters: Subchapter AA, Commissioner’s Rules Concerning […]

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