Archive for the ‘Compliance-Special Education’ Category

What’s “Special” About Graduation? IGCs and IEPs

As we countdown to commencement, consider the following when making decisions about graduation for students with disabilities. Assessment Decision Basics: At any point in the student’s high school career, the ARD committee can determine that passing the state assessments (EOCs) will not be required for the student to graduate. At any point in the student’s […]

High Cost Funds Application Update from TEA

TEA has notified us that due to technical issues, the opening of the High Cost Fund application has been delayed.  The application will open as soon as possible following the technical repair.  TEA will consider an extension of the deadline once the extent of the delay is known.  Information on these statuses will be provided […]

SPP Data Collection for 2016-17

All districts and charter schools must collect and submit data for State Performance Plan indicators 7, 11, 12, 13, and 14. Resources, documents, and links can be found on the SPP Livebinder from Region 13: www.bit.ly/spptexas ** All data for all districts and charter schools must be submitted and certified through TEASE no later than […]

SPP Indicator 13 Checklist: Items 7 and 8

At last! We’ve reached the end of the SPP Indicator 13 checklist, and thus ends our blog series. Now might be a good time to check in with your district/charter school to determine who will: Complete the 2016-17 audits for SPP Indicator 13 Enter data in TEASE (application opens April 1, 2017) Certify the data […]

SPP Indicator 13 Checklist: Item 5

Welcome to the next installment of the 8 items on the SPP Indicator 13 checklist. So far we’ve covered: Items 1 and 2 (Postsecondary Goals) Item 3 (Transition Assessments) Item 4 (Transition Services) Today’s focus will be on Checklist Item #5: Course of Study Video reviewing Item #5 (closed captioned) Personal Graduation Plan (PGP) information […]

SPP Indicator 13 Checklist: Item 4

Welcome to the next installment of the 8 items on the SPP Indicator 13 checklist. So far we’ve covered: Items 1 and 2 (Postsecondary Goals) Item 3 (Transition Assessments) Today’s focus will be on Checklist Item #4: Transition Services Video reviewing Item #4 (closed captioned) Transition Services: Helping Parents, Educators, and Other Stakeholders Understand Postschool […]

OSERS to Continue Review of PBMAS, Indicator 10

The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) notified TEA in a letter dated January 19, 2017 that the department will conduct follow-up activities regarding Indicator 10 of the Performance Based Monitoring Analysis System (PBMAS). See the letter below for more details about state level data that will be requested as well site visits […]

Special Education Dispute Resolution Systems Handbook October 2016

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has updated its Special Education Dispute Resolution Systems Handbook.  The handbook is designed to assist parents, school officials, and other interested parties in understanding and working through TEA’s special education dispute resolution system. It provides information on individualized education program (IEP) facilitation, mediation, due process hearings, and state complaints.  The […]

TEA Responds to USDE Special Education Concerns

TEA issues news release on November 2, 2016. ESC 13 SPED Compliance Team: Ann Jinkins, Lori Merrell, Joy Hunsucker, Elizabeth Danner, or Linda McDaniel at firstname.lastname@esc13.txed.net  

2016-2017 Performance-Based Monitoring Intervention Staging

TEA correspondence (11/2/2016) describes this year’s PBMAS process. Click below to access the letter and links to guidance documents and tools. 2016-2017 Performance-Based Monitoring Intervention Staging  Note: The PBMAS Staging Framework document (see footnotes) in the letter states that special education indicator 10 will not be included. Districts who received a 2016 LEA Compliance Report […]

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