Archive for the ‘Compliance-Special Education’ Category

SPP Data Collection for 2017-18

All districts and charter schools must collect and submit data for State Performance Plan indicators 7, 11, 12, 13, and 14. Resources (including an overview of SPP), 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 […]

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 […]

End of Year Activities for RF Tracker

A TAA on “Required RF Tracker Data Collection for Districts with Residential Care …” will be sent out this month to remind districts of the obligation to complete the end of the year data submission for RF Tracker. Districts must complete the 2017-18 data collection no later than Monday, June 11, 2018 by 11:59 PM. […]

2016-2017 Preliminary IDEA-B MOE Compliance Review Notice

Texas Education Agency Correspondence re: MOE Compliance Review Early April: Preliminary MOE Compliance Review Posted in GFFC 5 Business Days after Posting: Submit any Exceptions, Adjustments, or Local Methodology in the Exceptions/Adjustment Workbook via GFFC May: Final MOE Compliance Review Posted in GFFC After May:  TEA Enforcement Letters to non-compliant LEAs requiring refund to TEA […]

TEA Communication: Parent Requests for Special Education Evaluation

TEA has provided a TAA Correspondence addressing the responsibilities and timelines for parent requests for special education evaluations under IDEA, TEC, and TAC.   Since the release of the OSEP monitoring report in January, TEA has been in the process of developing a corrective action plan.  The letter provides an overview of OSEP’s findings, clarifies the […]

SPP and SPEARS moving from TEASE to TEAL

TEASE is the online application for State Performance Plan (SPP) data submission. This application is migrating to the TEAL application. Important to know for the 2017-18 data submission: SPP will move from TEASE to TEAL on March 15, 2018 Users must either link their existing TEASE account to their TEAL account or create a new […]

Procedural Safeguards Updates

Updated Procedural Safeguards were published on the Legal Framework December 2017.  Changes highlighted in the attached document are as follows: Date change (From April 2016 to December 2017) Foster Parent as Parent – discusses when a training program must be completed “…before the child’s next ARD meeting, but not later than the 90th day after you begin acting […]

Press release: TEA Drafts Corrective Action Plan for Special Education

The Texas Education Agency’s draft plan in response to the U.S. Department of Education corrective action plan request was just released.  The press release describes significant actions that are part of the draft plan. To review the draft plan and learn more about providing feedback, visit the TEA website at file:///C:/Users/ssanford/Downloads/TEA%20Initial%20Draft%20Proposal.pdf   For questions contact Shirley Sanford at shirley.sanford@esc13.txed.net or […]

Final OSEP Letter and Monitoring Report From Visit in Texas the Week of February 27, 2017

Attached are the letter from OSEP that provides a summary of the results of the Office of Special Education Program’s monitoring visit in Texas during the week of February 27, 2017 and the monitoring report. 1.10.18 TX Monitoring Enclosure Final fedltrtoTEA.011118

SPED SSA Configuration Changes Deadline February 1, 2018

If your LEA is making changes to a Shared Services Arrangement (SSA) for special education, this notice applies to you. Withdrawing from a SSA and establishing your own in-district program involves many considerations and can impact your federal fiscal compliance requirement of Maintenance of Effort. ESC 13 can assist with this type of transition. See […]

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