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Public Comment Opportunity: Individual Graduation Committee

The following information was posted by the Texas Education Agency: Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter BB, Commissioner’s Rules Concerning High School Graduation, §74.1025, Individual Graduation Committee Review Summary: The proposed new rule would reflect requirements implemented by Senate Bill 149, 84th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2015. Public Comment Period: December 4, […]

Analytic Portal on the Texas Assessment Management System

The following information was shared through the TEA listserv for  District and ESC Testing Coordinators: “The purpose of this email is to let you know that the Analytic Portal is now available on the Texas Assessment Management System at http://www.TexasAssessment.com/. This portal allows users to create summary  reports of student performance for the State of […]

Public Hearing: High-Quality Prekindergarten Grant Program

The following information was shared through a Texas Education Agency Listserv: “The Texas Education Agency (TEA) will hold a public hearing to solicit input from the public related to the development of Commissioner’s rules for the High-Quality Prekindergarten Grant Program authorized under House Bill 4, 84th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2015. The hearing will take […]

TEA Teacher Survey: Instructional Support and Professional Development Needs

The following information was shared through a recent TEA listserv: “Teacher Survey: Stakeholder Perspectives on Instructional Support and Professional Development Needs to Enhance Literacy for All Students The Texas Education Agency (TEA) and the Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk (MCPER) are conducting a survey to learn more about teachers’ perspectives on the literacy development […]

2016-2017 Innovative Course Application

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is now accepting applications for innovative courses for the 2016-2017 school year. Innovative Course Approval Process The TEA will conduct a rolling review of innovative course applications for the 2016-2017 school year according to the following timeline. The TEA will review the applications in the order in which received. Applicants […]

Prekindergarten Guidelines

The Texas Education Agency recently shared the following information through the Early Childhood Listserv: “The Prekindergarten Guidelines review committee was identified by the TEA and began work in October to ensure quality, clarity, specificity, and alignment with the current kindergarten TEKS. The focus of the initial revision is the end-of-prekindergarten outcomes for each of the […]

Supplemental Funding for Prekindergarten

The Texas Education Agency posted an update yesterday regarding supplemental funding for Prekindergarten. The 84th Texas Legislature provided an appropriation for supplemental prekindergarten funding for the 2015­–2016 and 2016–2017 school years and the letter provides information regarding the amount of the allotment, coding of revenues, and use of funds. Please see the full posting for details […]

Educator Surveys – Braille and Dance

Braille and dance educators are invited to complete a job analysis survey for braille and/or dance to assist educator committees in determining what knowledge and skills are important for beginning teachers in these two certification areas to practice safely and effectively. Each survey should take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete. Please complete the appropriate survey by […]

Early Childhood Data System (ECDS) and Compliance with Kindergarten Reading Assessment Data Submission (TEC, §28.006)

The Texas Education Agency posted a letter on October 7th with information regarding the Early Childhood Data System (ECDS).ECDS will be available October 5, 2015, through December 18, 2015, to collect the required beginning of year (BOY) kindergarten assessment scores. “Pursuant to TEC, §28.006, Reading Diagnosis, the superintendent, or a designee, of each school district […]

State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) Performance Standards Requirements for 2015–2016 and Beyond

The public comment period for the proposed amendment to the current commissioner rule (19 TAC §101.3041) should begin on Friday of this week. Under this proposed amendment the phase-in approach would be replaced with a standard progression approach from 2015–2016 through 2021–2022, increasing performance standards annually in smaller increments. The proposed commissioner of education rule […]

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