Archive for September, 2016

What we know about the new online STAAR…

TEA has shared information on the new online version of STAAR that will be available beginning in March 2017.  STAAR A and STAAR L will no longer be used as the online version will take their place.  What we know is limited to the communication from State Assessment: The new version will have embedded accommodations, […]

WELCOME TO ACCOMMODATION CENTRAL

If you’re an educator trying to decipher all of your students’ accommodations and wondering what specifically they mean and if they’re really even effective, then you’ll really appreciate this new website designed with your needs in mind.  Welcome to Accommodation Central….. Accommodation Central (www.acentral.education) is your ONE online stop for current information on supports for […]

Texas Public Prekindergarten Class Size and Student-to-Teacher Ratio Study

In 2015, the 84th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, passed House Bill (HB) 4 focused on high-quality prekindergarten programming. A key aspect of the bill was authorizing and funding the HB 4 High-Quality Prekindergarten Grant program, which the Texas Education Agency (TEA) awarded in July 2016 for the 2016–17 school year. HB 4 also specified expansion […]

TED Tips: Agency Connections

One role of the Transition & Employment Services Designee (TED) is to “provide information and resources about effective transition planning and services and interagency coordination” (TEC §29.011). Here are a few ways to accomplish this: Check out the Transition Fairs and Events calendar at the Region 13 website to find events in central Texas and […]

TED Tips: Intro to TEDs

Welcome to TED Tips, a blog series devoted to supporting the Transition & Employment Services Designee. Today’s post will cover the basics. What is a TED? Beginning in July 2014, each district/charter school is required to designate one staff member to serve as the Transition & Employment Services Designee (also known as the TED). This […]

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