Archive for the ‘Compliance-Special Education’ Category

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 […]

SHARS Reporting Due October 31, 2016

This is a reminder of the October 31, 2016 deadline for submitting the School Health and Related Services (SHARS) Report form. This deadline applies to districts and charter schools that received IDEA-B funding in the 2015-16 school year. For details on this reporting requirement, refer to the September 16, 2016, To the Administrator Addressed letter […]

SPP Indicator 13 Checklist: Item 3

Welcome to the next installment of the 8 items on the SPP Indicator 13 checklist. Did you miss the post about Items 1 and 2 (Postsecondary Goals)? You can always go back to check it out, and consider using these resources to prepare for sample audits and the official data collection for SPP Indicator 13 […]

ESC 13 SPED Director Resources

Some of our new directors requested this information be available on the blog, so here it is: Calendars of Events Special Education Leaders/Directors Calendar https://teamup.com/ksd0a557f617970b71 Transition Fairs and Events Calendar http://www4.esc13.net/transition/transition-fairs-and-events/ Blogs  All ESC 13 blogs may be accessed at http://www5.esc13.net/thescoop/blogs/ Special Education Specific Blogs Special Education Leaders http://www5.esc13.net/thescoop/speddirectors/ What’s So Special? http://www5.esc13.net/thescoop/special/ LiveBinders Accommodations […]

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