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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 […]

Nonpublic Day and Residential TEASE Applications Close June 1, 2017

Please note that the Nonpublic Day and Residential (NP Day and Res) TEASE Applications will close on June 1, 2017 for the 2016-2017 school year. Nonpublic Day (NPDay) Students:  Remember that SPE-106 spreadsheets of past years have been replaced by the online TEASE application.  Funds are based on the number of full-time equivalent (FTE) students […]

Nonpublic Day and Residential Funding TEASE Application Closing Date

The Nonpublic Day and Residential Funding TEASE Application will close on June 1. Please be sure to submit any student who has an instructional arrangement code of 50 or 60 accordingly. For Nonpublic Day applications, SPE-106 spreadsheet will no longer be collected from each district in the summer, since the data in the TEASE application […]

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: ** All data for all districts and charter schools must be submitted and certified through TEASE no later than […]

SPP and Student ID Numbers

From TEA: All of the data systems at TEA are in process or have made the move away from collecting 9 digit Social Security Numbers (SSN) in identification of student level data, and instead are reliant on the 10 digit Unique ID (UID) as required in district reporting through the Texas Student Data Systems (TSDS). […]

SPP 7 Application Open

The TEA has corrected the technical issue with the SPP 7 TEASE application. The application is now open. For additional information on SPP 7, visit TEA’s SPP 7 General Information page. If you have questions or experience trouble submitting data, please contact Lori Merrell at  

SPP 7 Application Delay

Due to technical issues with the SPP 7 application, the opening of the application has been delayed. The TEA is trying to fix the problem, however the application may not open until the end of March. The SPP 13 & 14 applications are still projected to open April 1st. We will continue to provide updates as we receive […]

Updated Commissioner’s Rule: Dispute Resolution

A rule action addressing Dispute Resolution has been filed with the Texas Register.  The adopted revisions add a rule regarding a court’s award of attorneys’ fees under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), 20 U.S.C. §1400, et seq.; clarify the circumstances under which a party may request and the procedural rules that apply to an expedited […]

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 […]

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