Leading the Way

Region 6 Leadership Update

December 1, 2020

Region 6 Leadership Fall VIRTUAL event!

Join us to hear Dr. Ruby Payne, Jim Walsh & Lead4ward, John Fessenden!
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TEA UPDATES

Texas Home Learning (THL 3.0)

  • THL FAQ
  • Materials will be rolled out into the spring of 2021.

  • To View Materials or Get Started with K-5 and/or 6-12 Math Materials:

    Go to texashomelearning.org > scroll to and click on Instructional Materials

  • Click below for THL 3.0 Snapshot


Attendance and Enrollment


SY 20-21 Public Health Planning Guidance


K-12 COVID-19 Testing Project

READING ACADEMIES

Updates on planning support coming soon!

LEADERSHIP

TTESS/TPESS Updates

LEARNING


ESC 6 - TRS Resources and Activities Collection Update


AVAILABLE NOW! The Resources and Activities Collection of TEKS Resource System is accessible exclusively through education service centers (ESCs). These resources are intended to support the TEKS Resource System curricular content, can be used in both synchronous and asynchronous environments and are password protected.

If you are a TEKS Resource System subscriber and would like more information, contact Jill Rouse at rouse@esc6.net.



Curriculum Management

TEKS Resource System Gap Tools are available! A recording of the Gap Tool Implementation training can be found on the web page listed below.


In addition, a TRS Navigation Training was developed.

A recording of this session can be found on the following web page.


esc6.net/curriculummanagement

2020-2021 Leadership and Learning PD Opportunities:

Educator Collaboratives


Fall 2020

Register today!


  • Mini Series

  • Individual Courses

  • Self paced courses

  • Book Study

ACCOUNTABILITY

  • 2020–2021 STAAR and STAAR Alternate 2 Progress Measures:

    • Since STAAR testing was suspended for spring and summer 2020 due to the impact of COVID-19, this year’s calculation differs slightly and measures progress across two years, from 2018–2019 to 2020–2021.

    • While 2020–2021 STAAR progress measure outcomes will be provided on STAAR data files, whether they will be used for 2021 academic accountability evaluations in the School Progress and Closing the Gaps domains in the same manner as in the past has yet to be determined.

  • 2021 Accountability System Context

    • Incomplete data (Comparability)

    • Pandemic-influenced data (Reliability)

    • Stifled continuous improvement efforts (Validity)

  • While there are significant unknowns for 2021, TEA will plan for an adjusted 2021 accountability system.

    • STAAR cut points may be adjusted based on the COVID-19 slide experienced by the All Students group.

    • CCMR cut points will not change.

    • Graduation rate cut points will not change.

    • Adjustments to the Closing the Gaps domain would require USDE approval.

    • Academic Growth may include a 2-year growth measure.

    • The goal is to test as many students as possible.

    • In order to not penalize districts for students who are unable to test due to COVID-19, we plan to submit a waiver request for the 95% assessment participation requirement for 2021.

Assessment

  • State Assessment WILL OCCUR this school year.

  • Remote Learners MUST be present at a monitored testing session and

  • must be supervised by a trained test administrator to participate in the Texas assessment program.

  • The Student Portal is updated with the latest assessment information. Parents can access their child’s results using a unique access code, which can be found on any previous state assessment Report Card. Additionally, parents can view their child’s performance relative to the campus, district, and state.

  • Raw score to scale score conversion tables are posted here.

  • STUDENT SUCCESS INITIATIVE EDUCATOR GUIDE is now posted.

  • With all of the unknowns surrounding COVID, it is in your best interest to have TRAINED ALTERNATE District and Campus Testing Coordinators.


SPECIAL PROGRAMS

See below for professional learning activities brought to you by Special Programs!

SPECIAL EDUCATION


There are many updates and professional development opportunities. Please share the attached flyers with your staff.