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Important Updates for the 2018 Spring STAAR Administrations

On April 5, 2018, Commissioner Morath issued a document entitled, “Important Updates for the 2018 Spring STAAR Administrations.”  This document addresses changes in medical exemptions for STAAR, transcribing student responses, and classroom displays during testing. The April 2018 issue of the Student Assessment Newsletter contains these updates as well as links to the PDFs regarding […]

UDL Series: Universal Design for Learning and Collaborative Teaching

Collaborative teaching is an opportunity to combine resources and expertise in order to provide students with the scaffolds and support they need to access the curriculum. Are you part of a collaborative teaching team? Would you like to maximize your efforts and get the most out of having two adults in your classroom? The Universal […]

FREE STAAR Alt 2 Online Training!

If you are a new test administrator for the STAAR Alternate 2, or a returning test administrator who wants a “refresher,” click on the image below for information about this FREE online training offered through Region 3. Register at www.esc3.net, workshop #157348, and earn 2 hours of CEU credit! For more information, contact jennifer.russell@esc13.txed.net 

New Texas TBI Website

www.txtbi.net Check out this new website developed by the Texas Low Incidence Statewide Network regarding Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Educators can find important, valuable information including the educational implications for a student who has suffered a TBI. The Statewide TBI Webinar is 1 hour and 19 minutes; the list of resources is extensive… and there […]

UDL Series: Universal Design for Learning and the Every Student Succeeds Act

We hope this Universal Design for Learning (UDL) blog series is helping you find ways to use the framework in your classroom and that you are sharing what you learn and implement with others. Now that we have introduced UDL and have seen how it can be used to meet the needs of all learners, […]

TED Tips: TEA and TWC Memorandum of Understanding

Information has been posted to the TEA website for Secondary Transition Guidance: Effective September 1, 2017, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between the Texas Workforce Commission  (TWC) and the Texas Education Agency (TEA).  The MOU is to promote collaboration in the delivery of transition services, including pre-employment transition services, for students with disabilities […]

Register Today for Upcoming STAAR Workshops!

STAAR Alternate 2 Overview This optional, free workshop will cover STAAR Alternate 2 participation requirements, allowable accommodations, testing timelines, practice administering the test with sample test questions, and instructional connections to the STAAR Alternate 2. To register, visit Ecampus and enter the workshop ID.  Date: December 13, 2017      Cost: Free      Workshop ID: FA1737203 Date: January […]

Register today for Power of Inclusion!

Including students with disabilities in the general education classroom is both a challenge and an opportunity. Educators need to collaborate to successfully meet the needs of diverse learners. Power of Inclusion is a one-day workshop that offers general educators, special educators, and paraprofessionals an opportunity to develop relationships and expand their understanding of how to provide […]

TED Tips: SB 748

Senate Bill 748, relating to transition planning, was passed by the 85th Texas Legislature. While the act went into effect on the date it was signed into law (June 9, 2017), the revised rules will apply beginning with the 2018-19 school year. This new law amends TEC §29.011, TEC §29.0112, and TEC §29.017. Check out […]

Are you a special education instructional leader?

Join us for the Special Education Instructional Network – SPIN – to connect and learn with other special educators in Region 13. SPIN meets four times during each school year. Our first 2017-2018 meeting is on Wednesday, September 13, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. SPIN meetings are designed for special education instructional leaders to receive […]

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