Archive for December, 2014

STAAR Grades 5 and 8 Mathematics testing date change

          A letter has been posted to the TEA website stating STAAR Grades 5 and 8 Mathematics testing date has changed from March 30, 2015, to April 20, 2015. To read more about this change please visit this link, TEA STAAR Math date change.

STAAR Alternate 2 Testing Window Revision

The ESCs and District Testing Coordinators have received information on a calendar revision for STAAR Alternate 2 from the Student Assessment Division of TEA: The 2015 STAAR Alternate 2 administration window was originally planned for two weeks in an effort to minimize the amount of time taken from instruction. The length of the administration window […]

10 Helpful and Compassionate Comments Heard at an IEP meeting

During most discussions about IEPs, we talk about the times that things went wrong and disgraceful things were said.  But not all IEPs are like that!  Recently a commenter on the Friendship Circle blog wrote, “Instead of ridiculous and offensive comments, why don’t you write about helpful and compassionate things heard at an IEP meeting?” Via 10 Helpful and […]

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons was proclaimed in 1992 by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase […]

Free App: Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills

View the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills in one app! A great reference for teachers, parents, and students to easily read and understand the standards. Quickly find and search standards by subject, grade level, and key word. Three good reasons to download this app: The fact that it’s an app provides a bit more portability […]

Accessibility Options for High Stakes Testing- Dec 3 webinar

View Online Accessibility Options for High Stakes Testing AbleNet University FREE Professional Development Wednesday, December 3 School districts across the country use a computer-based platform, such as Pearson’s TestNav, to deliver high stakes tests to students, including those with disabilities. Find out which technologies (keyboards, mice, switch interface devices, etc.) have been tested and found […]

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