Archive for October, 2012

Intervention Support

With the implementation of the STAAR assessment program we know that it is even more critical to provide quality RtI support for students in all grade levels. Early assessment and intervention support is needed to assist students in making progress to ensure their success as the school year progresses. See the STAAR Navigation Guide for […]

Performance-Based Assessments in Science: What can I learn from them?

In order to reach higher levels of rigor and relevance, instruction and assessment must be interconnected. To achieve the best results we should assess our students in a variety of ways to inform our instruction. A number of our Science TEKS also require our students to demonstrate their understanding of science concepts through observation, exploration […]

Performance Monitoring and Intervention Live Binder

The Performance Monitoring and Intervention team at ESC Region XIII has posted a Live Binder with information and resources related to PMI. This Live Binder is located at and is updated with information related to the overall system as well as programs under PBMAS. ESC Region XIII contacts: NCLB: Omar Barnhart-  – 512-919-5215 […]

2013–2014 Student Assessment Testing Calendar

The approved 2013–2014 Student Assessment Testing Calendar has been posted to the Texas Education Agency Website at Updates to the proposed 2013-2014 testing calendar include the following: TAKS and TAKS (Accommodated) exit level tests will continue to be administered to students in grade 11 or above whose testing requirement for graduation is TAKS. However, TAKS–M will […]