ESC15 School Leadership News
2019 ESC15 Principal's Retreat is in the books!
Leading the Learning!
Sheila Collazo and Robin Graves
Region 15 Retreaters, aka "Instructional Coaches"
Way to sum up the learning!
Good to Know:
Below are a few examples, click on link to access. Feel free to make them your own by opening, make a copy, and revise to fit your needs!
- New AP/Counselor/IC? With something like this they can hit the ground running and reference throughout the year for direction!
- Inservice Plans Yet? Staff love knowing the first days back plan in advance! This plan was sent in a group email and a group (Remind app) text 1-2 weeks prior. If you're unsure of PD Requirements? Look here: One-pager from ESCs and TASB Guidance by topic
- Campus-wide Student Expectations? This is an elementary campus-wide example led by teachers tailored to their needs/expectations.
Here's to new beginnings and the best year yet!
What gets scheduled gets done!
If this is new to you, I'd encourage you to start small and add a layer or two a year. I included my leadership team in the process along the way. Holler if you want/need details and I can share our journey. "A goal without a plan is just a wish." Dream Big!
TEA news you can use
FAQ: How do the component weights in the Closing the Gaps domain change if we don’t meet minimum size in one or more components? The weighting is proportionally distributed to those components that do meet the minimum size requirements. Example: A middle school met the minimum number of evaluated indicators in only two components. The campus does not have five evaluated indicators in the Student Achievement Domain Score: STAAR Component Only. It also does not meet minimum size for the English Language Proficiency component. The 20 percent total weight of the Student Achievement Domain Score: STAAR Component Only and English Language Proficiency components is distributed proportionally among the two remaining components.
Removing the 20 percent from the denominator of the remaining components produces their new weights. In this case, 30/100 = 30 percent becomes 30/80 = 37.5 percent. In the same manner 50/100 = 50 percent becomes 50/80 = 62.5 percent. The new weightings sum to 100 percent as shown in the chart below:
TEA Accountability Summer Learning Webinars
Performance Reporting has one more webinar remaining, designed for audiences who are not familiar with the accountability rating system or need training on the most crucial components within the system. Webinar offered through Zoom. Click the link to sign-up! Understanding the Closing the Gaps Domain—August 7, 2019 at 1:00 pm
Performance Reporting Calendar
August 7—2019 preliminary performance domain tables without rating labels released (TEAL)
August 14—2019 preliminary accountability tables with rating labels and distinction designations released (TEAL) - Released to the public on August 15th!
August 14–September 13—2019 accountability appeals application available to districts (TEAL)
TAA (to the admin addressed) Letters of Interest: