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Monday, August 31, 2015

Last Post for This Topic

Accountability will continually change and we will continually adjust to those changes. I want to thank each and everyone of you that have followed me on my blog for DTCs, CTCs, Title I and Accountability. It has been a roller-coaster ride. I am moving into a new position at Region 14 ESC tomorrow, September 1, 2015. I will be working in the Technology Department as a TSDS Consultant. I will be posting information about  this in the future. This is coming from HB5 and you know I have been a part of HB5 since the beginning.

I have been fortunate to work with wonderful people at the service center and in the districts.  I will continue to work with wonderful people, just widening my circle. I am not severing any ties. So don't hesitate to call or come by to see me.

Stay tuned to the next chapter. Thanks for all the smiles, laughter, cheers and tears.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Information from the Assessment TETN August 26, 2015

ETS will take over the STAAR A, STAAR L, STAAR 3-8, and ECO testing. Their system will be called TOMS (Test Operations Management System).

Pearson will use TAMS for TAKS in the October testing cycle only.

Pearson will begin using Pearson Access Next on October 12 for TELPAS, STAAR ALT, and TAKS (TAKS after October).

There will be training webinars on these new systems and information will be coming later.

SB 2349 will be posted in the Texas register soon. This bill will align testing so that students moving to Texas or being home schooled will not have to take an EOC if they come into your district with a credit in a tested course. This replaces the rule that said that the student had to have credit before September 1, 2014 to not test.