Archive for the ‘Accountability & Assessment’ Category

Assessment Graduation Requirements as Amended by Senate Bill (SB) 149

The Texas Education Agency posted a letter to the Administrator Addressed on May 11th regarding changes in graduation requirements based on the signing of Senate Bill 149. “There are immediate and significant changes to the state’s assessment graduation requirements, first effective with this year’s graduating 12th grade class. Emergency commissioner rules to amend the assessment […]

Senate Bill 149: Advance Preparation

Campus Leaders, please take note of the information below, also shared through Curriculum Council: Keep your eye on Senate Bill 149, it could become effective immediately and impact graduation this spring! “… alternative methods for satisfying certain public high school graduation requirements, including the use of individual graduation committees.” “… shall establish an individual graduation […]

Curriculum Council: Superintendent Edition (May 1st)

Campus Leaders: Here is the link to the summary of presentations from our May 1st Curriculum Council meeting.  We hope that you find this wealth of information useful.  We are also including links to other resources and information regarding Curriculum Council meetings and a new resource called “Year in Review” to assist you in referencing meeting […]

Curriculum Council: Superintendent Edition (April 10th)

Here is the link to the summary of presentations from our April 10th Curriculum Council meeting.  We hope that campus leaders find this wealth of information useful.  We are also including links to other resources and information regarding Curriculum Council meetings.  Please feel free to share this information with colleagues. Superintendent Edition – Supt Ed_Apr14 Curriculum Council Resources […]

Final Accountability Decisions 2014

Campus Leaders, Please check out this important information regarding accountability. Final decisions regarding the state accountability ratings and distinction designations for 2014 are now available online. These decisions are based on recommendations from the Accountability Policy Advisory Committee (APAC), Accountability Technical Advisory Committee (ATAC), and the Academic Achievement Distinction Designation Committee (AADDC). The final decision document and […]

Redesign of College Board’s SAT Exam

College Board has recently announced the redesign of the SAT exam.  The goal is to better align the assessment with the work students do in rigorous high school courses.  Check out this New York Times article on the subject: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/06/education/major-changes-in-sat-announced-by-college-board.html?emc=edit_na_20140305&_r=3   -Sonja Howard, Coordinator for Administrator Quality

Curriculum Council Update

Each month after our Curriculum Council meeting a “Superintendent Edition” is created. This document is intended to be a quick digest with summaries of presentations, resources, and potential action items. The Superintendent Edition is uploaded to the resources page for Curriculum Council (http://www4.esc13.net/cc/resources-cc/). The September document is attached here for your review. curriculumcouncil_9-5 We have […]

TEA announces initial assessment requirements under HB 5

**This post was also made under the Curriculum Council Blog (http://www5.esc13.net/thescoop/cc/). The Texas Education Agency released information today regarding assessment requirements under House Bill 5. Highlights include: Assessments in Algebra II, geometry, English III, chemistry, physics, world geography, and world history have been eliminated from the testing requirements. As a result, the July 2013 STAAR administration will not […]

Curriculum Council Update – May

Each month after our Curriculum Council meeting a “Superintendent Edition” is created. This document is intended to be a quick digest with summaries of presentations, resources, and potential action items. The Superintendent Edition is uploaded to the resources page for Curriculum Council (http://www4.esc13.net/cc/resources-cc/). The May document is attached here for your review. curriculumcouncil_5-2 ESC Region […]

Student Success Initiative (SSI)

On Monday the Texas Education Agency posted the 2012-2013 Student Success Initiative Manual. The manual, sample forms and letters are located at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index3.aspx?id=3230&menu_id=793. ESC Region 13 Contact: Jennifer Womack – jennifer.womack@esc13.txed.net **Also posted to the Curriculum Council Blog.