Region 6 ESC CTE and CCMR

OCTOBER 2020

CTE ADMIN / DIRECTORS MEETINGS

2020-2021

Please put the following dates on your calendar and watch for the update dates with Session ID's to register.


September 9, 2020 (VIRTUAL)

October 14, 2020 - EVENT #: 409705 (VIRTUAL and FACE TO FACE)

November 11, 2020 - EVENT # 409717

January 13, 2021 - EVENT # 409718

April 14, 2021 - EVENT # 409720

May 12, 2021- EVENT #409722



Register at: www.esc6.net

CTE REMINDERS

  • Prepare for Fall Snapshot - Are your PEIMS Codes correct? Check out the CO22 List.
  • Verify each CTE course section has the appropriate Voc-Ed contact hours entered and weighted funding is turned on. (Your PEIMS Coordinator is your friend!)
  • No coding of CTE Student Indicators this year; TEA will auto-code based on PEIMS course completion.
  • Review FTEs.
  • Schedule and plan your advisory meetings.
  • Submit for IBC Reimbursement.
  • Look ahead to courses you want to add in 2021-22 and begin the local process to gain LEA approval for new course additions.
  • REVIEW PEIMS TIMELINE
  • SAAH IS UPDATED ONLINE - https://tea.texas.gov/finance-and-grants/financial-compliance/student-attendance-accounting-handbook The public comment period for the proposed SAAH has closed. The proposed effective date of the final SAAH is November 29, 2020.

Results Driven Accountability UPDATE

With CTE Data submission changes with the implementation, Perkins V, CTE will Program monitor this year. We could see a return to RDA in the future years.

Student Indicator Codes 2020-2021

Perkins V changes

  • You no longer code your students as CTE utilizing a flow chart. They will be auto-coded through PEIMS beginning this fall. If you are used to devoting time to coding, you can celebrate that you now have that time to expend on other needs.
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United States Presidential Scholars Program:

The Texas Education Agency would like to invite high school principals to nominate students to apply for the United States Presidential Scholars Program.

United States Presidential Scholars Program:

High school principals are asked to identify outstanding high school students who will be graduating between January and June of 2021, to apply for consideration for the United States (U.S.) Presidential Scholars Program. One general program student applicant and one Career and Technical Education (CTE) student applicant will be accepted from each school.

Application due date: October 15, 2020.

For the general component, the Texas Commissioner of Education will nominate ten male and ten female candidates to apply for the opportunity to be a U.S. Presidential Scholar. Additionally, the Commissioner of Education will nominate five CTE students to apply for the honor.

Background:

Established in 1964, the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program honors graduating seniors for their outstanding scholarship, achievement and promise of future success. In 2015, the program was extended to recognize students who demonstrate ability and accomplishment in career and technical education fields. Seniors chosen as U.S. Presidential Scholars are selected by the Commission on Presidential Scholars and will receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. where they will be presented with a medallion at a ceremony in their honor. While there, the students will engage in conversations and events over issues that concern America and the world.

Please see TEA’s U.S. Presidential Scholars Program webpage for more information: www.tea.texas.gov/Presidential_Scholar/.

Thanks,

Debbie Wieland

Texas Education Agency

Assistant Director of CTE

512-463-7323

debbie.wieland@tea.texas.gov

Perkins Planning Amounts by ESC

2020-2021 Perkins Planning amounts released by TEA 5.14.2020

How are the Perkins Planning Amounts Determined?


The Census Bureau updates school district census data annually via their Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) program. While decennial census data collected and certified for release is an integral part of this program's mathematical computation, it is not the only component. Once the Census 2020 data collection has been completed, verified for statistical accuracy, and authorized for use in the SAIPE model, it is my understanding that the Census 2010 base data in the model will be replaced by Census 2020 base data but the model will continue to use many other data sources as outlined in this document under the “Reviewing the Census Data” paragraph. We receive this information annually as this data source is used not only by USDE formula allocations to states but state allocations to eligible LEAs for those census-based formula grants like Title I, Part A, Title II, Part A, and Carl D. Perkins.

CTE Related TEA COVID Informational Links

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Region 6 ESC COVID-19 Instructional Support

Region 6 ESC is Dedicated to Serve our districts during this time of remote learning and extended school closures. Our commitment to you is, and will continue to be, based on customized service and personalized relationships.

College, Career, and Military Readiness (CCMR) Corner

IBC Reimbursement - DEADLINE MOVED TO NOV 2

House Bill 3 Reimbursements


  • The deadline to submit information for reimbursement of IBC's has been extended to November 2, 2020. More information is found on the website.
  • The form to request TSIA reimbursement has closed. TEA will process all requests for final reimbursement allocations.
  • This format is one time only. After this, it will be a PEIMS upload.
  • Reminder, if Perkins funds are used for IBCs they do not qualify for reimbursement.


https://tea.texas.gov/academics/college-career-and-military-prep/house-bill-3-industry-based-certification-reimbursements

Reporting Industry-Based Certifications in TSDS PEIMS

The following notification provides important information about the reporting of industry-based certifications (IBCs) in the upcoming TSDS PEIMS Fall Submission. Please review and share with academic accountability and TSDS PEIMS staff.

Reporting Industry-Based Certifications in TSDS PEIMS

An October 17, 2019 To the Administrator Addressed correspondence provided guidance for IBCs in the Texas Student Data System (TSDS) PEIMS. IBCs earned by 2020 graduates and students in grades 9–12 between September 1, 2019 and May 31, 2020 were to be reported in the TSDS PEIMS Summer Submission. IBCs earned between June 1, 2020 and August 31, 2020 are to be reported in the TSDS PEIMS Fall Submission.

Based on feedback from the field, COVID-19 impacted districts’ ability to accurately report IBCs in the TSDS PEIMS Summer Submission. As the agency needs an official record based on TSDS PEIMS data for IBC reimbursements and for the calculation of college, career, and military readiness (CCMR) data, districts will be able to report IBCs earned between September 1, 2019 and May 31, 2020 in the 2020–2021 TSDS PEIMS Fall Submission. This reporting will be in addition to reporting all IBCs earned between June 1, 2020 and August 31, 2020, also reported during this submission.

This will be a one-time reporting extension to report only the IBCs earned during the September to May window that were not reported in the Summer Submission. Districts must take this opportunity to ensure IBC data are complete and accurate. Once the PEIMS Fall Submission resubmission deadline passes, districts will have no further opportunity to update or correct IBC data. Any IBC earned between September 1, 2019 and August 31, 2020, not reported in TSDS PEIMS will not be eligible for reimbursement, for use in accountability calculations, or for generating CCMR Outcomes Bonus funding.

Districts submitting an IBC with a date outside of the June 1–August 31, 2020 range will receive a special warning in the TSDS PEIMS Fall Submission. Normally, districts would receive a fatal for reporting outside of the date range, but TEA will be downgrading this rule for this submission only. Districts should ensure all IBCs are entered with the correct date. Any IBC submitted with a date outside of the allowable September 1, 2019 and August 31, 2020 range will be considered invalid and will not be used for any purpose.

2019­–2020 and 2020–2021 TSDS PEIMS IBC Reporting Guidance

The following table illustrates when an earned IBC should be reported for the 2019–2020, 2020–2021, and 2021–2022 school years.

As a reminder, districts report only certifications earned while the student was enrolled in their district. If a student transfers between districts, the originating district reports the IBC along with the student’s leaver data, not the receiving district.

Contact Information

If you have questions about IBC standards, reporting, or reimbursements please contact Advanced Academics within the Division of College, Career, and Military Preparation at (512) 463-9762. If you have questions about the use of IBCs in academic accountability, please contact the Performance Reporting Division at (512) 463-9704.

Thank you.

Performance Reporting Division

Texas Education Agency

512-463-9704

http://tea.texas.gov/accountability/

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Updated U.S. Armed Forces Enlistment Guidance

The purpose of this communication is to notify public school districts and open-enrollment charter schools of updated guidance for reporting enlistment in the U.S. Armed Forces in the fall 2020 TSDS PEIMS submission.

General Guidance

Last fall the agency conducted numerous district special accreditation investigations in response to inflated and potentially bad faith reporting of students enlisting or intending to enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces. As a result of actions on the part of certain districts, the agency revises its guidance from allowing districts significant discretion when reporting, to only accepting data that includes students falling into one of two categories: Confirmed Actual Enlistment and Confirmed Imminent Enlistment.

While the agency continues to work with the Department of Defense to obtain source data that accurately and precisely documents military enlistment, each district will continue to decide the methodology for collecting and documenting this indicator, subject to the following agency guidance:

  • “Confirmed Actual Enlistment” means students who, by December 31 immediately following high school graduation, are confirmed to be enlisted in the military
  • “Confirmed Imminent Enlistment” means students who, on the day of graduation, will enlist in the military by December 31 immediately following high school graduation
  • The methodology used must be developed and applied in good faith and not intended to artificially inflate the CCMR indicator
  • The methodology used must be reasonably calculated to accurately determine within a reasonable margin of error the Confirmed Actual Enlistment and Confirmed Imminent Enlistment of its graduating class
  • Districts must maintain verifiable, supporting documentation that may be reasonably determined by the agency to conclusively demonstrate and accurately account for Confirmed Actual Enlistment and Confirmed Imminent Enlistment
  • This documentation may be subject to audit by the agency

Examples of methodologies that may be determined as bad faith if utilized by a district include, but are not be limited to the following:

  • Reporting students based solely on the district inducing student contact with a military recruiter (i.e. holding an assembly in the cafeteria with a military recruiter where student attendance is required or otherwise prompted by the district)
  • A district soliciting student signatures on forms, including but not limited to senior surveys, indicating the student’s intent to enlist in the military when the district possesses no other documented evidence of Confirmed Imminent Enlistment
  • Reporting students who have taken, but failed, the ASVAB
  • Reporting students based solely on a student taking the ASVAB when the test is administered by the district but possesses no additional evidence of enlistment once the student receives the results of the test
  • Reporting a student when there is evidence that the district is aware that the student is disqualified from military service
  • Reporting students when the district possesses no or inadequate documentation

Recommended Methodology

To demonstrate Confirmed Actual Enlistment, the agency will accept verifiable documentation from a military recruiter such as an email indicating enlistment, or any official Department of Defense document showing enlistment and acceptance into the United States military, so long as the enlistment occurs by December 31 immediately following high school graduation.

Additionally, the agency will consider it a rebuttable presumption that a district’s methodology used to determine Confirmed Imminent Enlistment is developed in good faith if the district’s methodology includes showing documented evidence of each of the following:

  1. The student obtains a passing score on the ASVAB;
  2. The student engages in a one on one meeting with a military recruiter at the request of the student;
  3. After passing the ASVAB and meeting with the military recruiter, the student executes a form indicating the intent to enlist in the military by December 31 immediately following high school graduation and the student personally delivers the form to the district and the military recruiter; and
  4. There is no evidence indicating that the student has been disqualified from military service or has otherwise indicated a subsequent lack of intent to enlist in the military.

For all students reported with methodologies other than the recommended methodology, the burden is on the district to demonstrate that it has otherwise complied with the standards set out in this guidance. Any district relying upon a methodology other than this recommended methodology acknowledges that compliance is solely determined by the Commissioner of Education.

Reporting

Each fall districts report military enlistment for the graduating class from the previous year in the TSDS PEIMS submission. Students should only be reported as enlisted in the United States Armed Forces if documentation supports Confirmed Actual Enlistment and/or Confirmed Imminent Enlistment. Districts use Element ID E1589 to indicate whether students enlisted in the United States Armed Forces. The data may be updated any time until the January resubmission deadline.

WARNING

EVIDENCE OF BAD FAITH REPORTING ON THE PART OF THE DISTRICT MAY LEAD TO AGENCY INTERVENTIONS INCLUDING THE LOWERING OF THE DISTRICT’S ACCREDITATION RATING, INSTALLATION OF A MONITOR, CONSERVATOR, AND/OR BOARD OF MANAGERS, AND ANY OTHER INTERVENTION ALLOWED BY LAW. ANY INDIVIDUAL SUSPECTED OF ENGAGING IN BAD FAITH BEHAVIOR INTENDED TO DEFRAUD THE ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM MAY BE REFERRED TO THE STATE BOARD FOR EDUCATOR CERTIFICATION FOR REVIEW OF THE OFFENDER’S CERTIFICATION.

If you have any questions, please contact the Performance Reporting Division at (512) 463-9704 or performance.reporting@tea.texas.gov.

Thank you.

Performance Reporting Division

Texas Education Agency

512-463-9704

http://tea.texas.gov/accountability/

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In addition to this weighted funding, school districts are also eligible to receive $50 for each FTE student enrolled in two or more advanced CTE courses for three or more credits.

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