Leading the Way

Region 6 Leadership Update

November 9, 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


2019-2020 TI, 1003 School Improvement Grant for Comprehensive Campuses-COMPLIANCE


  • The PR9100 Compliance Report is open for LEA's and may found in the eGrants system. The report will close on November 9, 2020.



2020-2021 TI, 1003 School Improvement Grant for Comprehensive Campuses


  • The grant application is now open and may be found in the eGrants system.
  • The grant application must be submitted on or before November 9, 2020.


Attendance and Enrollment Updates-Click here for answers to these questions and MORE!


May our LEA offer fully remote instruction on Election Day since some schools serve as polling sites?


Is my school system required to offer remote instruction?


Are there specific requirements LEAs must follow to discontinue providing remote instruction as an instructional model?


Can my LEA provide remote instruction to certain categories of students or only under certain circumstances?


If a student receiving remote instruction is struggling academically, with attendance, or in any other way, can a district require the individual student to come on campus?


Can my LEA require students that are currently receiving remote instruction to come on

campus periodically for some academic purpose?



READING ACADEMIES

Updates on planning support coming soon!

LEADERSHIP

TTESS/TPESS Updates

LEARNING

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:

DMAC

Are you interested in FREE training on DMAC? Click here!

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.