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Changes to the Texas Assessment Program for the 2015–2016 School Year

The Texas Education Agency posted an update on September 4, 2015 regarding changes to the Texas Assessment Program for the 2105-2016 school year. This will also be a topic at our Curriculum Council meeting on September 10, 2015 (FA1531634). Contractors for State Assessment Educational Testing Service (ETS) – Program Integration and State of Texas Assessments of […]

Reporting Requirements for Community and Student Engagement Indicators

The Texas Education Agency posted information on June 20th regarding reporting requirements for community and student engagement indicators. Please see the posting for full details. Highlights include: All school districts and charters are required to assign a performance rating of Exemplary, Recognized, Acceptable, or Unacceptable to the district and each campus for overall performance and […]

Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (T-STEM) Designation

Why T-STEM?  The T-STEM Designation focuses on the implementation of teaching and learning practices that increases the number of Texas high school students from diverse backgrounds graduating prepared to succeed in postsecondary studies and careers in STEM-related fields. The designation rubric for T-STEM academies emphasizes and measures progress in the following benchmark areas: Mission Driven Leadership […]

Released STAAR Assessments

On August 5th the Texas Education Agency posted information regarding the release of STAAR assessments for: Grades 3-8 – Math, Science, Reading, Writing, Social Studies High School Math – Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II High School Science – Biology, Chemistry, Physics English I Reading, English II Reading, English III Reading English I Writing, English II […]

Assignment of district accreditation statuses for the 2012-2013 school year

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) posted a “To the Administrator Addressed” communication stating that TEA will not assign accreditation statuses to districts for the 2012-2013 year. “Pursuant to the TEA’s House Bill 3 Transition Plan, the TEA did not assign academic accountability ratings for 2011-2012 in preparation for the transition to the new accountability system, the […]

Statewide Results for STAAR Grades 3-8

The Texas Education Agency posted a news release today following Commissioner Williams’ presentation at TASA Midwinter regarding statewide results for The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) Grades 3-8. Details are located on the TEA website at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/news_release.aspx?id=2147511653. ESC Region 13 Contact – Ed Vara – ed.vara@esc13.txed.net

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 […]

Required Professional Development for CTE Courses for Mathematics or Science Credit Notice

Required Professional Development for CTE Courses for Mathematics or Science Credit Notice On Monday, August 6th, TEA sent a “To The Administrator Addressed (TAA)” letter * informing districts of the release of two courses through Project Share for all teachers assigned to teach one or more the following courses. These teachers must participate in Texas […]

Court order requires release of student records: Posted today on the TEA website

This information was posted on the Texas Education Agency website. Please communicate as appropriate. A Travis County district court has issued a protective order in the case of Texas Taxpayer and Student Fairness Coalition v. Robert Scott, et. al. that requires the Texas Education Agency to provide records regarding all public school students in Texas for the 2005-2006 through the 2011-2012 school years to […]

Honor Graduate Certificate

The Texas Education Agency posted a letter “To the Administrator Addressed” on April 17th regarding Honor Graduate Certificates. An exerpt from this letter is presented below: “This Certificate shall be presented to the highest ranking graduate in the senior class. Under no circumstances should a student ranked lower than “highest” be awarded this honor. The […]

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