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Curriculum Connections Meeting. April 4, 2013. Welcome, Kelly!. Associate Director for the Center of Professional Development and Assessment (CPDA). Announcements & Celebrations. The 9th Annual AP Report to the Nation.

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welcome kelly

Welcome, Kelly!

Associate Director for the

Center of Professional Development

and Assessment (CPDA)

the 9th annual ap report to the nation
The 9th Annual AP Report to the Nation

A total of 539 school districts across the U.S. and Canada were named to the most recent honor roll, including 12 from Texas:

txair overview

TxAir Overview

Administrative Training

1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.


2012 2013 school health survey
2012-2013 School Health Survey
  • Survey will assist TEA in understanding how your district is implementing the school health mandates and other health-related programs and policies.
  • Submit ONCE per DISTRICT (not by campus)
  • Due Date: April 12, 2013
sole source provider letter for nclb parent involvement
Sole Source Provider Letter for NCLB Parent Involvement
  • Region 16 is the sole source provider.
    • Administrator’s Abbreviated Checklist to NCLB – Parental Involvement
    • Texas Statewide System of School Support
    • Ten Components of a Title I, Part A Schoolwide Program
    • Developing a Written Parental Involvement Policy
    • ISPY (Involvement: Schools, Parents, and You) Manual
talent pool recommendation
Talent Pool Recommendation
  • Recommend distinguished classroom teachers and/or principals to be included in the Texas Talent Pool.
  • Considered for membership on advisory boards and task forces and as candidates for special recognition programs.
talent pool recommendation1
Talent Pool Recommendation
  • Exceptional educational talent
  • Exemplary educational accomplishments beyond the classroom
  • Contributions largely unheralded, yet worthy of the spotlight
  • Early- to mid-career educators who offer strong long-range potential for professional and policy leadership
  • Engaging and inspiring presence
child abuse and neglect reporting and requirements
Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting and Requirements
  • Statutory requirements
  • Post information on child abuse reporting
    • Texas Abuse and Neglect Hotline Number
    • How to report online
texas abuse hotline
Texas Abuse Hotline

See sample of possible signage about abuse and neglect.

Should be visibly posted in high traffic areas in each public school building.

optional flexible year program ofyp
Optional Flexible Year Program (OFYP)
  • To apply, submit the following to TEA:
    • An original application
    • A modified instructional calendar
    • A letter describing the proposed modifications to the instructional calendar that includes a description of the OFYP
    • Include the date on which the board of trustees approved the modified instructional calendar
optional flexible school day program ofsdp
Optional Flexible School Day Program (OFSDP)
  • Offering flexible hours and days of attendance for students meeting any ONE of the following criteria:
    • Dropout / Risk of dropping out
    • Participates in an early college high school
    • Campus with an innovative redesign
    • Student denied credit for one or more classes
2012 2013 annual fingerprinting
2012-2013 Annual Fingerprinting
  • Superintendents must certify annually that the district or charter school has complied with TEC Section 22.085.
    • Complete
    • Sign
    • Notarize
    • Return Form to TEA

APRIL 19, 2013

statement of compliance with chapter 22 subchapter c
Statement of Compliance with Chapter 22, Subchapter C
  • Assuring TEA that all Chapter 22, Subchapter C, requirements related to fingerprinting and criminal history background reviews have been performed.
    • Sign
    • Notarize
    • Return Form to TEA

APRIL 19, 2013

principals surveys to evaluate texas educator preparation programs 1 st year beginning teachers
Principals Surveys to Evaluate Texas Educator Preparation Programs: 1stYear Beginning Teachers
  • From TEA….to campus principals with first-year teachers
  • Collect data regarding the performance of beginning teachers and the effectiveness of educator preparation programs preparing beginning teachers to succeed in the classroom
  • Survey Collection:

May 2nd thru June 15th

above grade level testing grades 3 8
Above grade level testing Grades 3-8
  • A student in grades 3-8 would not participate in an on-grade-level assessment for a specific grade and subject if the student is receiving instruction in a subject within the same content area that is intended for students in a higher grade or if the student is taking a course for high school credit.
exemptions for qualifying ell asylees and refugees
Exemptions for Qualifying ELL Asylees and Refugees
  • Amendment allows the exemption of certain qualifying English language learner (ELL) asylees and refugees from being administered a STAAR assessment in grades 3-8 beginning with the 2012-2013 school year.
  • Exemption does not apply to the TELPAS program.
15 course grade requirement
15% Course Grade Requirement
  • Delays the implementation date for the 15% course grade requirement by one year – until 2013-2014 school year.
  • Does not prohibit a school district from including scores on STAAR EOC assessments in a student’s final course grade
adoption of test security supplement of 2013
Adoption of Test Security Supplement of 2013
  • This supplement describes the security procedures and guidelines, including test administration procedures and training activities that school districts will be required to follow to ensure validity, reliability, and security of assessments.
  • Celebration for Children!
  • Post-Secondary Education Conference for Parents
  • Grief and Trauma Intervention
  • DMAC Academy
  • 2nd Annual Low Incidence Disabilities Conference
  • Covey: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  • SMART Technologies Roadshow
  • iPad 4U
  • PLC Social Media and YOU!
  • CSCOPE State Conference
dr victoria bernhardt unlock the power of data for continuous school improvement
Dr. Victoria Bernhardt: Unlock the Power of Data for Continuous School Improvement
  • May 20 (Introduction)
  • Between Sessions: ESC-2 and Bernhardt Group collects data for committed district teams in preparation of institute
  • July 31, August 1, August 2 (3-Day Institute)
    • 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    • Hotel Venue
    • Teams should remain intact for all FOUR days
esc 2 strategic planning process
ESC-2 Strategic Planning Process

See Sample Process:

print friendly versions
Print Friendly Versions
  • Print-friendly generated versions from live sessions
  • Print-friendly icon in the right hand section of CSCOPE components
  • The system will generate the PDF on the fly and not rely on the uploaded PDF
printer friendly version
Printer Friendly Version
  • The print-friendly generated versions are now available on the live CSCOPE site.  When a user clicks the Print-Friendly icon in the right hand section of CSCOPE components (IFD, Exemplar, EITG, Rubric, and YAG), the system will generate the PDF on the fly and not rely on the uploaded PDF. 
  • The footer of the PDF that is generated includes the users name, organization, and date of print.
  • The footer of the PDF that is generated includes the users name, organization, and date of print.
2013 2014 lessons
2013-2014 Lessons
  • We are getting 13-14 versions of lessons ready for posting to the public site.
  • This also means that these are the same lessons we are providing for districts to use next school year.
  • We normally wait until around June 1 to post next year's lessons, but we are moving that up this year for transparency sake.
launch of public site
Launch of Public Site
  • A time line for launch of the new public lesson site and lessons will be forthcoming.
general topics1
General Topics
  • Texas Teacher of the Year
  • Walden University Scholarship
  • TRC Math Grant Letter
  • Standard Setting for ELA/R
  • Fine Arts Summit XIV
txair overview1

TxAir Overview

Administrative Training

1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

ESC Region 2, Room 3-19