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Low Incidence Disabilities
TEA STAAR Alternate 2 Waiver Meeting

ESC-20 provides training, technical assistance, and resources that support programs serving students with low incidence disabilities (severe and profound cognitive disabilities, medically fragile, deaf/blind).

Important Session Information:

Due to the 2015 Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requirements that placed a 1% cap on the alternate assessment participation rates for states, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) is in the process of submitting to the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) a limited waiver to allow Texas to exceed the 1% cap on the number of students who participate in the alternate assessment for the 2018-2019 school year. Part of the waiver requires a state to create a plan for providing support and training to school districts and charter schools that focuses on ensuring admission, review, and dismissal (ARD) committees are making informed assessment decisions for students receiving special education services. To meet this goal, the TEA Student Assessment Division is reaching out to region service centers for assistance and will be providing this training and support to discuss how to analyze district/charter and regional data to improve outcomes for students.

TEA will provide participants with training which will include a process for reviewing data specific to each local education agency (LEA). Each district/charter school attending will receive training on five steps LEAs can take to ensure that ARD committees are making assessment decisions that result in the most appropriate assessment for each student. Parent resources will be discussed that support informing parents on assessment decisions regarding alternate assessments. 

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Session ID:
Credits Available:
(3) CPE - TEA Provider #015950
Seats Available:
Contact Person:
Dana Frankland
Dana Frankland
Date Time Location
2/8/2019 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Education Service Center Region 20 - Oak Pecan Rooms
1314 Hines, San Antonio, 78208


1314 Hines San Antonio, TX 78208 | Phone: 210-370-5200 | Map