Archive for January, 2014

SOA Q&A Webinar from 10:00-10:30 today

View the recorded webinar here: http://www4.esc13.net/agc/webinars/ Just a reminder that our SOA Q&A webinar will start at 10:00 today. Students who are eligible for Oral Administration of the STAAR test may also be eligible for a computer-based version of this accommodation. Many districts have asked questions about the logistics and implementation of this option so […]

STAAR-Modified ARD Committee Information

This morning, TEA gave a very brief presentation on the transition away from STAAR-Modified. Below are some key points: The participation requirements for STAAR-Alternate will not change. If students did not meet these requirements in past years they will not meet them in the current. TEA staff has been working on plans for possible additional […]

Do your students struggle with memorizing the basic math facts?

Come to our To Drill or Not to Drill workshop on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 and receive your Factastic Math Strategy Cards! To Drill or Not to Drill workshop provides strategy instruction for teaching basic math facts. Research shows that instruction of strategies for basic facts increases students’ likelihood of mastery and retention. Many students […]

Tech-based accommodations on STAAR are a reality…now

Students who are eligible for Oral Administration of the STAAR test may also be eligible for a computer-based version of this accommodation. Many districts have asked questions about the logistics and implementation of this option so Region 13 will be hosting a free webinar on Friday, Jan. 31 from 10:00-10:30 to address questions specifically from […]

Power of Inclusion: Administrative Overview

The video below highlights one Round Rock principal’s unique approach to inclusion scheduling: With increased accountability measures, the elimination of STAAR-M, and the constant need for efficient and effective deployment of special education staff, campus and district administrators may be interested in advanced inclusion training. Region 13 is offering a 1/2 day administrative overview of […]

Updated Scaffolding Accommodations Book

The Scaffolding Accommodations book has been revised for 2014! Included are changes based on TEA’s revised accommodations triangle, student eligibility “quick-checks”, and a new section on ARD committee decision-making and classroom monitoring. For more information, click here: http://store.esc13.net/index.php/special-ed/scaffolding.html

Training Opportunity for Early Childhood- Make and Take!

Only one Week left to register! Date: 1/24/2014 Independent Work Stations and Tray Tasking (Make it and Take it!) (SP1427191) Reduced Fee: $40* ¬†Workstations can be used in any classroom, with many students including PPCD, PreK, and ¬†students with significant cognitive disabilities. They provide a place to increase independence within the classroom environment, by giving […]

Grading questions

The Access to General Curriculum statewide team and TEA are working together to create a Grading Guidance Document for¬† students in special education. The committee for developing this document is holding a statewide stakeholders meeting at the end of this month. Region 13 will be sending a representative to this stakeholders meeting to represent the […]

Quick Check – Standardized Oral Administration

Based on feedback from last week’s directors’ network meeting, campuses may need further assistance in preparing for the Standardized Oral Administration option of the STAAR test. Here is a one-page resource sheet that may prove useful (SOA One-Sheet) and the first link below is to a webinar walking participants through the student tutorial (it is […]

Save the Date: Inclusion Workshops

Accommodations Central January 13 Primary SP1427164 Secondary SP1427100 Accessing the General Curriculum in Social Studies January 28 SP1426965 Math for All: Accessing the General Curriculum in Math February 25 SP1426974 Accessing the General Curriculum in English Language Arts April 9 SP1428576  

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