Archive for August, 2013

New: Inclusion Support for ELAR Teachers

If you are teaching students with disabilities in an inclusion setting, either as a Special Education teacher or as a General Education teacher, Region 13 would like to encourage you to attend our new workshop: Accessing the General Curriculum in English Language Arts. Participants will leave with strategies to help determine and implement appropriate accommodations, […]

2013 STAAR Assessments Released

Another recent news bulletin from TEA announces the release of STAAR test items from the 2013 assessment. Note that STAAR Modified questions will not be released until 2014, which will also be the final administration of STAAR Modified. From the bulletin: The STAAR Modified assessment is not part of this accelerated release, but will be […]

STAAR-M HB- 5 News Release from TEA

From the News Release: STAAR Modified Program The U.S. Department of Education has informed states that assessments based on modified standards for students served by special education cannot be used for accountability purposes after the 2013–2014 school year. As a result of that federal directive, all STAAR Modified assessments will be administered for the final […]

Reading K-2 Tier 1 RTI Workshop at Region 13

Do you need to strengthen Tier 1 reading instruction for Grades K-2? Literacy is the foundation to all learning. Building a strong foundation in literacy for every child is the responsibility of all teachers. That can be a daunting task but it is one of the most rewarding experiences a teacher can have. The “Strengthening […]

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