Archive for November, 2012

15% Deferral for 12-13

In the closing session of the Texas Assessment Conference this morning Commissioner Williams announced that he would sign the deferral for the 15% requirement relating to the STAAR End of Course Exams. Shortly after TEA posted a news release with further information. ESC Region 13 contacts: Ed Vara – and Jennifer Drumm –

EOC 15% update

“Earlier today, Governor Rick Perry sent a letter to Education Commissioner Michael Williams asking him to defer until the 2013-14 school year the requirement that an end-of-course assessment count as 15% of a student’s final course grade. The governor also applauded Sen. Dan Patrick for filing legislation, SB 135, to give school districts permanent flexibility […]

InSight – 6th Edition

The 6th Edition of the InSight has been posted at In this issue you will find the following articles:   Reflections from an EOC Parent, Part 2 Rubrics: Out of the clinic and in to the classroom It’s Your Year, World History! The Power of Reflective Practice Exploring Integration in Elementary Curriculum, Part 2 […]

Executive Skills Book Highlights

In our continuing effort to provide books for you to use yourself or share with staff, we’ve come across another that is generating conversation lately. Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents: A Practical Guide to Assessment and Intervention by Peg Dawson and Rich Guare, and the companion book for parents, Smart but Scattered, help us […]