Archive for the ‘Compliance-Special Education’ Category

IDEA-B MOE Compliance Review Posted to GFFC Reports

The IDEA-B MOE Compliance Reviews for 2015-16 have been posted to GFFC Reports and Data Collections in TEASE.  This compliance report is needed for completion of the consolidated grant. Individual enforcement letters containing further instructions will be sent directly to LEA superintendents of districts in non-compliance with MOE regarding submission of refunds. The report title is: […]

SPP Countdown: T-minus 2 months . . .

The required data collection for State Performance Plan (SPP) indicators 7, 11, 12, 13, and 14 is in full swing. The deadline to submit and certify 2016-17 data through TEASE is August 16, 2017. Do you know: How data will be collected and entered in TEASE? Who is designated as the certifier for your district/charter […]

TED Tips: Senate Bill 748

Senate Bill 748, relating to transition planning, was passed by the 85th Texas Legislature. While the act went into effect on the date it was signed into law (June 9, 2017), the revised rules will apply beginning with the 2018-19 school year. This new law amends TEC §29.011, TEC §29.0112, and TEC §29.017. Check out […]

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 […]

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