CTE and CCMR News
A Publication of ESC Region 11 • January 2022
ESC Region 11 CTE
A Note from Lisa
Hello CTE Friends,
Happy New Year! I am excited to share well wishes for a bright and wonderful 2022 full of promise. Hopefully, all of you enjoyed your break and had the time to recharge your batteries.
As your first semester closed or is about to close (depending on your local calendar), we need to be sure semester 2 is cleanly in the student information system so that all CTE coding accurately reflects work that is happening. This is also the time you will want to gather details on any IBCs earned during the first semester and enter those. The best practice is to enter as you go; waiting until the end of the school year places an unnecessary burden on PEIMS staff and can be problematic if teachers are on summer break when questions arise.
Be thinking ahead to February, CTE Month, and plan how to celebrate all the amazing programs you offer and highlight student success! This is a great time to shine a light on CTE through social media and to entice future students to choose CTE as their means of meeting career goals.
As you work through these busy winter months, pull out those fuzzy sweaters, grab whatever warm beverage both soothes your soul and keeps you going, and be warmed by the frenzy of student excitement as they return to classes. I look forward to seeing you in 2022!
January To-Do List
- Verify rosters for semester 2.
- Enter in PEIMS all Industry-Based Certifications earned in Semester 1.
- Check on WBL students continued employment and update training plans as necessary.
- Plan for CTE Month.
- Plan for student competition travel.
- Revisit budgets.
CTE and CCMR Leadership Meetings 2021-2022 Dates
Look for possible change.
CTE Coffee & Conversation
Helpful Information Straight from TEA!
Commissioner of Education Rules
The following Texas Administrative Code (TAC) rule actions were filed with the Texas Register for publication in the December 31, 2021 issue:
Adopted Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter AA, Commissioner's Rules on College and Career Readiness, §74.1003, Industry-Based Certifications for Public School Accountability
Summary: The adopted amendment codifies the criteria used to identify the industry-based certifications to be used for public school accountability. The amendment was adopted with changes since published as proposed.
Effective Date: January 9, 2022
Performance Reporting Calendar
January 14, 2022: TEA publishes Acceptable ratings for campuses that met the SB 1365 eligibility criteria as well as the evaluation criteria adopted in TAC, §97.1006, and opted into the alternative evaluation. Appeals of the count of consecutive school years of unacceptable performance finalized. The final 2021 Consecutive School Years of Unacceptable Ratings listing is published.
Mid-January: Final TAPR PDF released (with the updated rating for Acceptable campuses)
The Accountability Policy Advisory Committee (APAC) and the Accountability Technical Advisory Committee (ATAC) met at the end of October to discuss the 2023 accountability system reset. The meeting materials and notes are now posted on the 2023 Accountability Development Materials page.
Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment
Who completes the CLNA?
Any LEA that intends to apply for 2022-2023 Perkins Funds must have a current approved CLNA on file with the TEA.
How do I know if I file solely or as an SSA Member?
- If your Perkins Entitlements are over $15,000, you may file solely or choose to join an SSA.
- If your Perkins Entitlements are under $15,000, you must join an SSA in order to apply.
CLNA Work Session at the ESC
Education and Training Pathways Summit
Excited to return to a face-to-face event!
TexQuest - College & Career Readiness
TexQuest: Let's Have a Conversation about College & Career Readiness Virtual
Do you need resources to help students prepare for exams and explore careers? Do you know where to find tutorials and flashcards to help students excel in a specific subject? Well, look no further than LearningExpress! This resource, provided through TexQuest, has all this and more. In this two-hour session, we will tour the many centers in LearningExpress. We'll talk about the My Center Dashboard, how to take practice tests, search for occupations, and more. Participants will have ample time for hands-on practice throughout the session.