Archive for April, 2013

2012-2013 Student Success Initiative Manual

                    The Texas Education Agency has posted the 2012-2013 Student Success Initiative Manual. The manual, flowcharts, sample forms and letters are located at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index3.aspx?id=3230&menu_id=793. ESC Region 13 Contact: Jennifer Womack – jennifer.womack@esc13.txed.net STAAR Modified Questions: Cathy Miller – cathy.miller@esc13.txed.net ARD Process Questions: Joy Hunsucker– joy.hunsucker@esc13.txed.net

Reading Academy is Approaching Quickly!!!

Our regional data reflects a continuing need to improve reading instruction. This Reading Academy presented by Dr. Marti Dryk is organized in alignment with the 5 components of reading- phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. During these 5 different, full-day workshops, participants create make-and-take activities suitable for individual tutoring, large and small group instruction, […]

Legal Framework Updates 4-25-13

The SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABILITY framework was re-published today and the comparison document of changes is attached.   Click   Specific LD Comparison Document  The following frameworks were also re-published; however, there were no content changes. The only changes involved updating the functionality of links within the frameworks: CONSENT FOR INITIAL EVALUATION CONSENT FOR REEVALUATION CONSENT FOR SERVICES […]

Issues with TEASE for SPP

There have been several issues related to access to TEASE accounts for the 2012-13 State Performance Plan (SPP) data submission. Please see email below from TEA, and if you have a TEASE account please log in to check your access. TEASE has converted in the past week, and a number of users are experiencing issues accessing their accounts […]

Facilitated IEP (FIEP) Survey

The FIEP survey is available for any FIEP meeting held during the 2012-13 school year. This survey is designed to gather feedback when a non-required member or neutral person facilitates the meeting. If parents and meeting participants are not able to access the survey online, LEAs are encouraged to develop a way for participants to […]

Federal Funding Updates from the Texas Education Agency

Sequestration The sequester that went into effect on March 1, 2013, will result in an estimated 5% reduction for grantees in most federal education programs. This 5% reduction will be taken in the July 1, 2013 allocations to the states and will be reflected in the LEA’s 2013–2014 entitlements. The exception to this July 1, […]

Meaningful Performance Evaluations for Visually Impaired Professionals

Completing meaningful performance evaluations for Visually Impaired (VI) professionals  is a challenge. Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired has worked with administrators and VI professionals to develop documents to help administrators understand how to interpret the PDAS for VI professionals. These companion documents are intended to help administrators, not take the place of […]

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