The new STAAR EOC assessments and the revisions to Commissioner’s Rule 89.1070 will impact ARD committee decisions this spring. What should districts and campuses do now to prepare for the 2011-12 school year?
Guidance from TEA related to these changes is still pending. ESC Region XIII has created two documents to help districts begin to address the new rules and assessments. Use the following links to access the documents:
Graduation Changes: What Districts Should Consider (Spring_2011)
89.1070: Outline of New Rules (UPDATED OCTOBER 2011)
Who Can I Contact at Region XIII?
For questions related to graduation for students with IEPs:
Education Specialist for Transition
For questions related to accommodations/modifications for instruction and assessment:
Education Specialist for Access to General Curriculum (AGC)
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The Lone Star Legal Institute for Principals and Educational Leaders which was canceled due to weather, has been rescheduled for March 25th, 2011.
If you were registered for this institute and plan to attend on the 25th of March, please let us know by contacting Joy Hunsucker at email@example.com .
If you are unable to attend on this date please contact Scott Maddeaux at 512-919-9456 or Tim Brown at 512-919-5219.
If you were not registered but would like to attend see the information below.
This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in an update on legal issues that affect special education. The Lone Star Legal Institute for Educators is a one-day institute featuring national, state and regional speakers addressing critical and timely issues for campus and district leaders in providing quality special education services.
Click here for more information regarding the Lone Star Legal Institute for Principals and Educational Leaders.