Archive for December, 2012

Review of Emergency Operation Plans

    In a “To the Administrator Addressed” posted to the Texas Education Agency website yesterday, Commissioner Williams is requesting all public schools to¬†immediately review district emergency operation plans. Resources provided in the posting: “In addition to resources available through the Texas School Safety Center (TSSC) at, the attached list includes resources for emergency […]

TEA Assessment Presentations

At the recent Texas Assessment Conference, staff from the Texas Education Agency presented multiple sessions related to STAAR. The presentations have now been posted to the TEA website at Please note that some presentations include new released items from the STAAR tests. These items can be used to facilitate discussions regarding alignment of curriculum […]

2013 State Accountability Update

The Texas Education Agency posted information inviting educators to review and comment on the current proposal for the new rating system. Consideration of educator feedback is critical to the development of a fair and comprehensive accountability system. Note that all meeting materials are marked FOR DISCUSSION to indicate they do not describe final decisions by […]

TRC Math/Science Grant Planning Meeting

  The Texas Regional Collaboratives provide professional development to teachers in the areas of math and science through grant funds.¬† Teacher Mentors (TMs) who participate receive intensive, TEKS aligned, research based professional development (100+ hours per grant cycle) and in turn share the information and resources with cadre members (CMs) back on their campus (CMs […]