Archive for April, 2018

New STAAR Alternate 2 Participation Requirements Take Effect May 1, 2018!

In a TETN presentation on April 25, 2018, new STAAR Alternate 2 participation requirements for the 2019 administration were announced. The newly revised Participation Requirements take effect May 1, 2018. They include changes to the number of requirements (there are now five instead of four), and clarifying language that defines a significant cognitive disability. The […]

IDEA MOE LEA Response Due by May 2, 2018

TEA To The Administrator Addressed letter dated April 24, 2018 states: 2016-2017 Preliminary IDEA-B LEA MOE Compliance Reviews are posted in the GFFC Reports and Data Collections secure application in TEAL. LEA actions, if needed, due by May 2, 2018. Questions? linda.mcdaniel@esc13.txed.net  

TED Tips: Transition Updates for 2018-19

Senate Bill 748 from the 85th Texas Legislature revised TEC §29.011, TEC §29.0112, and TEC §29.017 to reflect supported decision-making agreements and other supports for students with disabilities to plan for independence in adulthood, as appropriate. Districts and charter schools are required to meet these new rules beginning in school year 2018-19. Check out the […]

TEA Hosting Two Public Hearings on Draft Strategic Plan for Special Education

The Texas Education Agency is hosting two public hearings on the draft Strategic plan for Special Education. Thursday, April 12, at Education Service Center Region 1, 1900 West Schunior, in Edinburg and Monday, April 16, at Education Service Center Region 10, 400 East Spring Valley Road, in Richardson. The hearings will begin at 1:00 pm […]

2016-2017 MOE Preliminary Compliance Reports To Be Issued April 10, 2018

TEA shared that following information this morning on MOE. The anticipated date for the issuance of Preliminary MOE Compliance Reports in the GFFC application in TEAL has been moved to April 10, 2018. Continue preparing source documents and the Exceptions Workbook if you plan to submit any. LEAs still have only 5 business days after […]

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