Archive for March, 2012

SHARS and MAC Outreach Notice

The Texas Education Agency has requested this SHARS and Outreach Notice be shared with local education agencies (LEAs).  The notice is intended to inform LEAs, that do not currently participate in SHARS and/or MAC, of the opportunity to participate in these programs for the upcoming school year. If you have questions, please contact Shirley Sanford at […]

Residential Facility Tracker Dates

  The RF Tracker dates have been announced: May 18, 2012  End-of-year Snapshot Date:  All 2011-2012 RF students who enroll on or before this date must be entered into the RF Tracker. June 1, 2012  Completion Date:  All data must be correctly entered into the RF Tracker system by 5:00 p.m. The RF letter that […]

Next Special Education Monitoring TETN March 27

The next SPED Monitoring TETN is scheduled for Tuesday, March 27, 1:00-3:00.  The topics to be discussed: *Intensive program of instruction *Continuing noncompliance *RF Tracker end of year data collection Handouts for this session are Special Education Monitoring  and Pages from Federal Register. You may view the TETN at your LEA through distance learning by contacting ESC […]

Spanish Version of Participation Requirements

TEA has posted a Spanish version of the Participation Requirements for STAAR Modified and STAAR Alternate.  These forms are to be used for parents to follow along in the ARD meeting.  The English version of the forms must still be completed and kept on file by the LEA.  Links to these forms have also been […]

SPP Indicator 14: Post-School Outcomes

TEA has provided more information and resources for the 2012 data submission for State Performance Plan (SPP) Indicator 14. Information about TEASE access was provided in a previous post to this blog. More training materials will be posted to the Region XIII website for SPP. SPP 14:  Required Sampling Procedures SPP 14:  Instructions for Entering […]

SPP Indicator 13: Secondary Transition

TEA has provided more information and resources for the 2012 data submission for State Performance Plan (SPP) Indicator 13. TEASE access, sampling procedures, and the campus sampling list were provided in a previous post to this blog. More training materials will be posted to the Region XIII website for SPP. SPP 13 Instructions for Entering […]

2012-2013 Annual State Application under Part B of the IDEA Has Been Posted for Public Review

 The 2012-2013 Annual State Application under Part B of the IDEA has been posted for public review through May 8, 2012. It is available for public comment from March 19 through April 18, 2012.   The application and comment forms are posted on: 2012-2013 Annual State Application under Part B of the IDEA. If you […]

High Cost Funds (HCF) Update

  YEA!!!  News from TEA HCF award letters will be sent to LEAs by the end of this week or early the week of March 12th. Contact Linda McDaniel if you have questions at linda.mcdaniel@esc13.txed.net.

Surrogate Parent Training Materials – Important Update

        Correction to Previous Material Surrogate Parent Training Materials were updated in January 2012.  An English version of the powerpoint was posted earlier this month.  An error was found in the powerpoint and has been corrected.  The corrected version can be found by clicking on the title: How to Serve As a […]

Maximum Entitlements are Available for the 2011-2012 Special Education Grant Application

The maximum entitlements are available for the federal funds in the 2011-2012 Special Education Grant Application.  The entitlements are available on the Division of Grants Administration Federal Entitlements web page at  http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index4.aspx?id=5040&menu_id=2147483678 A local educational agency (LEA) may now amend its 2011-2012 Special Education eGrant application to budget for its maximum entitlement and/or carryover/roll forward funds. If an […]

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