Archive for January, 2013

Noncompliance During PMI On-Site Visits

At the TETN on January 29, 2013, TEA staff shared common noncompliance issues observed during on-site visits. Overall Findings Concerning State Assessment 1. IEPs did not indicate students were provided a modified curriculum with direct, intensive instruction. 2. Student had no goals that indicated a modified curriculum, 3. ARD committees were not convened to develop […]

Sequestration Update from TEA

On Wednesday, January 2, 2013, President Obama signed into law the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, “fiscal cliff” legislation that avoids a variety of tax increases and spending cuts. This legislation did not address the issue of sequestration except to postpone by two months the date that the sequestration process is scheduled to go […]

TETN on STAAR Alternate Assessment

District Testing Coordinators and Special Education Directors A TETN (# 14709) presentation will be broadcast on January 9, 2013 from 1:00pm until 3:00 pm. The presentation will feature the latest information regarding the STAAR Alternate Assessment. The following topics will be discussed: · Monitoring completion of the assessment during the assessment window · Moving assessment […]

SPP 7 Opened January 2, 2013

Indicator 7 in the State Performance Plan (SPP 7) opened on January 2, 2013 and will remain open until August 30, 2013.  Guidance for SPP 7 is located at: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=2147497590 and includes the following: SPP 7 Entry and Exit Definitions January 2013 (PDF 236.34 KB) SPP 7 Frequenty Asked Questions (FAQ) January 2013 (PDF 181.82 KB) SPP […]

eGrants Files Being Archived/Deleted

eGrants Files Being Archived/Deleted As part of a continuing effort to improve the efficiency and functionality of the eGrants system, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) is applying the agency’s archiving standards to all files in eGrants. In accordance with those standards, from January 2013 onward, applications will be available in eGrants as follows: · Current […]

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