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  • Region 17 ESC - Reading Quality Survey
    First Year Teachers Instructional Materials Instructional Technology Language Arts Librarians Math Project Share Reading Science Social Studies TEKS Resource System District Campus Leadership MAPSS Instructional Leaders Blog Advancing Educational Leadership AEL T TESS Training T PESS Training School Reach School Safety Literacy and Special Programs Literacy and Special Programs 504 Bilingual ESL Career Technical Education CTE Dyslexia Services Gifted Talented Advanced Academics Language Arts Reading Response to Intervention Title III LEP Services Superintendent Links Contacts Online Contracts School Board Training Student Support Student Support Student Evaluation Services Assistive Technology Autism Child Find CRCG Community Resources Coordinating Group Deaf Education Certification Low Incidence Disabilities Multicultural Diverse Learners Non Ed Community Based Support Services Preschool Programs for Children with Disabilities PPCD Positive Behavioral Interventions Support Project Psychological Services Speech Language Pathology Transition Services Visual Impairment Blindness Technology Technology Services Distance Learning Email Services eRate Support Internet Access Internet Filtering Interactive TV Network ITV KACE Help Desk Technology Planning Web Hosting 1 INSTRUCTION Which of the following do you feel is the greatest need as a Reading ELA teacher Data driven Instruction Vertical Alignment Classroom management Research based practices Differentiated Instruction Reading Intervention Assessments Progress Monitoring 2 INSTRUCTION What training has been the most valuable for your Reading ELA teachers LETRS Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling Reading First Trainings TPRI Trainings TAKS Content Area Reading Composition Writing including 6 Traits writing 3 INSTRUCTION In your district where do you feel the greatest need for support Prekindergarten Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8 Grade 9 Grade 12 4 INSTRUCTION The Reading training received through the Reading Contract has strongly benefited the teachers in our district has benefited the teachers in our district has had no effect on teachers in our district was not attended by teachers in

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  • School Nutrition Programs School Health Summer Food Service Program SFSP West Texas Food Service Cooperative Compliance Accountability Compliance Accountability A C E Alternative Certification Counselor Solutions Group Focus and Priority Schools Migrant Program Coordination No Child Left Behind Performance Based Monitoring Testing Coordinators Time and Effort Management Curriculum Curriculum Services Progress in the General Curriculum Discovery Streaming Eduphoria Fine Arts First Year Teachers Instructional Materials Instructional Technology Language Arts Librarians Math Project Share Reading Science Social Studies TEKS Resource System District Campus Leadership MAPSS Instructional Leaders Blog Advancing Educational Leadership AEL T TESS Training T PESS Training School Reach School Safety Literacy and Special Programs Literacy and Special Programs 504 Bilingual ESL Career Technical Education CTE Dyslexia Services Gifted Talented Advanced Academics Language Arts Reading Response to Intervention Title III LEP Services Superintendent Links Contacts Online Contracts School Board Training Student Support Student Support Student Evaluation Services Assistive Technology Autism Child Find CRCG Community Resources Coordinating Group Deaf Education Certification Low Incidence Disabilities Multicultural Diverse Learners Non Ed Community Based Support Services Preschool Programs for Children with Disabilities PPCD Positive Behavioral Interventions Support Project Psychological Services Speech Language Pathology Transition Services Visual Impairment Blindness Technology Technology Services Distance Learning Email Services eRate Support Internet Access Internet Filtering Interactive TV Network ITV KACE Help Desk Technology Planning Web Hosting STAAR Reading Resources Released Test Questions Blue Prints Assessed Curriculum Rea ding Test Design Schematic Texas State Literacy Plan Lasers on Literacy Reading Intervention Resources Florida Center for Reading Research Children s Learing Institute University of Oregon Reading Research Big Ideas in Reading Review of Comprehensive Supplemental and Intervention Programs Instructional Video Clips Vaughn Gross Center for Reading and Language Arts Online Professional Development Searchlight Standards for Ensuring Student Success From Kindergarten to College and Career ELAR TEKS Texas Adolescent Literacy Academies

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  • Region 17 ESC - TEKS Resource System Contacts
    Cooperative Compliance Accountability Compliance Accountability A C E Alternative Certification Counselor Solutions Group Focus and Priority Schools Migrant Program Coordination No Child Left Behind Performance Based Monitoring Testing Coordinators Time and Effort Management Curriculum Curriculum Services Progress in the General Curriculum Discovery Streaming Eduphoria Fine Arts First Year Teachers Instructional Materials Instructional Technology Language Arts Librarians Math Project Share Reading Science Social Studies TEKS Resource System District Campus Leadership MAPSS Instructional Leaders Blog Advancing Educational Leadership AEL T TESS Training T PESS Training School Reach School Safety Literacy and Special Programs Literacy and Special Programs 504 Bilingual ESL Career Technical Education CTE Dyslexia Services Gifted Talented Advanced Academics Language Arts Reading Response to Intervention Title III LEP Services Superintendent Links Contacts Online Contracts School Board Training Student Support Student Support Student Evaluation Services Assistive Technology Autism Child Find CRCG Community Resources Coordinating Group Deaf Education Certification Low Incidence Disabilities Multicultural Diverse Learners Non Ed Community Based Support Services Preschool Programs for Children with Disabilities PPCD Positive Behavioral Interventions Support Project Psychological Services Speech Language Pathology Transition Services Visual Impairment Blindness Technology Technology Services Distance Learning Email Services eRate Support Internet Access Internet Filtering Interactive TV Network ITV KACE Help Desk

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  • Follow InstructionalLe Instructional Leaders Things I Learned Practicing TTESS Appraisal Apr 16 2016 09 59 00 pm Our team was given the opportunity to spend the day working through the TTESS rubric with teachers at Shallowater and Abernathy Elementary recently We were able to do a pre conference and conduct the formal observation and work in inter rater reliability with campus principals We thank them for their time We got better working on this with them One of the consistent messages we have heard from pilots is the increased dialogue it has created on the campus around instruction I was able to have an instructional conversation around a lesson with a rubric for a teacher I had met that very day A common vocabulary around instructional practice makes the conversation easier for everyone on the sophistication spectrum that prevails in most campuses Teachers must know the rubric to be successful Our team worked with some great teachers They could speak the rubric in the pre conference and understand how they needed to align their work to get to the top levels of the rubric These teachers had obviously studied the aspects of the rubric in which they felt needed growth and worked to enhance the quality of these areas Teachers who know the rubric and use it appropriately will get better It encourages best practice Teachers who lecture for 45 minutes straight will not do well in this rubric We also agree that based on what we know about the research that is not best practice either The rubric demands parts of our practice that are missing in huge quantities like formative assessment and student ownership of learning These things take planning and systems to be in place and require a reflective practitioner Who can argue that is not what is best for kids Here is an example below As a relatively new teacher I find the TTESS program very helpful If done correctly it lets us know exactly where we can improve Last year in my formal observation I needed improvement in integrating cross curricular instruction 3rd grade math science I have used that feedback PD opportunities offered at ESC 17 and a lot of creative effort to improve in this area Similar to students we can only improve where we know we are falling short My administrators have used TTESS as a tool to help me get better not simply as a performance appraisal for documentation They have used TTESS as a framework for communicating goals for improvement In my opinion feedback from administration is everything Ollie Hart 4 th Grade Teacher Abernathy Elementary There will be naysayers those are comfortable with the status quo and their practice and those who simply do not want to be lead TTESS will help leaders improve the quality of their leadership and create a system in which every teacher on the campus can dialogue around what quality instruction looks like Lela Taubert Principal at Abernathy Elementary said Fidelity to the rubric

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  • district address the demands of an accountability system that will be transparent by design Campus comparison groups are apparently going to be used in 2804 and this will narrow the margin for error as in instructional intensity and effectiveness when you begin weighting scores based on campuses of similar demographics There are some simple things we can do to ensure TTESS makes the impact we all need it to make in every classroom The fact is we can all get better regardless of current experience or proficiency level Create a demand for a new system PDAS is compliance oriented and has little impact on the culture of teaching unless you are on a Teacher in Need of Assistance TINA and that is not terribly positive Great people want ongoing feedback about their craft It is why professional golfers seek swing coaches and Chief Executive Officers hire leadership coaches to ensure they maximize personal performance Creating demand is not overselling but simply showing teachers over time there is a need for change that speaks directly to our moral imperative as educators and practitioners If you do not start now it will look like overselling come August Begin unpacking the rubric slowly with teachers this spring and summer Take it in pieces as all those domains and dimensions will overwhelm some Showing up in August and doing the mandatory orientation without any type of familiarity with the rubric or the ability to plan with the rubric in mind will ensure that it will become a compliance system much like PDAS Compliance only is a waste of time for everyone Start making it a part of the work Begin conferencing with teachers more if it not currently a cultural norm Dialogue is the key to victory in TTESS and perhaps the key piece of improvement in the whole process This is some of the most interesting feedback we have received from pilot leaders Teachers are hesitant at first but many will sit for extended periods of time to talk about the learning in the classroom Get those most hesitant on board now Start the conversation We have become conditioned here at the ESC to take the policy and legislation in front of us and implement it relentlessly as we do not make the rules or create the policy We will however take the policy and make the best of it for the districts and campuses we serve TTESS has wonderful potential for leaders Let s use it to get better View or Post a Comment 0 Are You Using Campus Comparison Groups Mar 06 2016 08 10 00 pm The Texas Education Agency TEA has recently showed this slide at the Texas Assessment Conference a few weeks ago and asked districts this simple question as we prepare to implement HB 2804 which will put into place an A F rating label system in place for Texas schools TEA s answers to the question perhaps reveals a great deal about what the future holds

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  • of age September 1 2 have satisfied requirements for High School Graduation 3 have not completed their individualized education program IEP and 4 are enrolled and receiving IEP services You will have to appeal this if it impacts you for 2016 accountability Please remember that PBMAS is federal and uses federal dropout definition Data and Assessment Easy as 1 2 3 Amarillo ISD De clutter your forest Have our lives become so full of clutter we do not get anything done Are we overwhelmed with data Are you chasing the latest and greatest thing in your district The Golden Circle Sinek Great leaders begin with WHY We must move away from the WHAT District 1 2 3 s What is your cause Why How What Can you communicate in a concise way what you believe It is called an elevator speech Can you give an elevator speech on the values of your district Can your teachers articulate clearly what you believe Take three data sources and monitor them with integrity and fidelity 2016 Accountability and Planning for House Bill 2804 Implementation Shannon Houssen ATAC and APAC have met before final Commissioner decisions last week Public comment is still available 2016 will still have either Met Standard or Improvement Required as the rating 3 8 math will be included in the system and STAAR A in all indices and STAAR Alternate 2 results will be included in indices 1 2 and 3 This is a more rigorous system this year than it was last year and that will not be obvious to many stakeholders Ratings release will be August 12th In 2016 the release of the PEG list will coincide with the initial release of accountability ratings in August The PEG List will be updated in November as necessary following the release of final accountability ratings after the resolution of appeals HB 2804 What We Know The Texas Commission on Next Generation Assessments and Accountability must have a proposal to Commissioner by September 1 2016 January 1 2017 a report must be submitted to legislature a report how each district and campus would have done in an A F system using 2015 2016 data HB 2804 Index Model PDF Domain 4 is NON STAAR domain in this bill It will demand some new data collection procedures for districts such as enlist in the armed forces or earn industry certification It also requires some specific things for Middle Junior High Schools student attendance and additional indicators These will be key decision points to monitor Interim Update from Moak and Casey Presentation from Midwinter on Interim period and preparation for 85th session http www moakcasey com articles viewarticledoc aspx AID 10148 DID 9233 Assessment Legislation HB 743 Charge to develop reliability studies and how long students sit during the test Two reliability studies are being done to look at STAAR TEKS review is also going on right now Grade 4 and 7 writing shortened as a result Kids can leave testing environment when

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  • Certification Low Incidence Disabilities Multicultural Diverse Learners Non Ed Community Based Support Services Preschool Programs for Children with Disabilities PPCD Positive Behavioral Interventions Support Project Psychological Services Speech Language Pathology Transition Services Visual Impairment Blindness Technology Technology Services Distance Learning Email Services eRate Support Internet Access Internet Filtering Interactive TV Network ITV KACE Help Desk Technology Planning Web Hosting This blog is maintained by Ty Duncan Coordinator Accountability and Compliance Services 806 281 5832 Like us on Facebook Follow InstructionalLe Instructional Leaders T TESS Appraisal Is Really The Work Jan 17 2016 08 49 00 pm The Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System T TESS will be implemented next school year and the s tudent growth measure starting during the 2017 2018 school year PDAS has served its function in regards to meeting statutory appraisal guidelines and it is certainly time to move to a system that becomes infused into the daily work that teachers really do and should be consumed with doing The real failure of PDAS was not in structure or goal but rather it failed to become a part of the work PDAS never consistently became a part of the culture of the organization and thus was not a driver of much of anything T TESS has potential to increase teacher quality and sophistication only when it becomes as much of the culture as football is to Friday night in this great state The goal setting process of T TESS and T PES have been received very well by our pilot districts This goal setting process is the real value of the system High end practitioners are self aware of areas of refinement that can increase quality and benefit students and yes many educators set personal goals themselves to increase personal sophistication These systems mange to formalize goal setting and allow leaders to work side by side with staff to meet goals for all staff members not just the ones who are naturally goal oriented That is how T TESS can become the work as it is engrained into every PLC meeting staff development lesson plan and intervention time or simply work There is not a gotcha lurking in these domains These students deserve educators seeking to better themselves while doing the work Our colleague John Wink recently wrote a blog entitled Ending the Just a Teacher Mentality He says something very interesting in this piece Teachers are leaders of learning because they are the practitioners that can truly reform education Our job as district and campus leaders is not to impede their leadership but to tap into it and leverage it for the betterment of the organization After all our moral imperative as leaders is not to improve the organization It is to create the conditions where the organization will improve itself and that ll happen only when teachers see themselves as leaders of learning It is my contention T TESS can help create this type of ecosystem Taking personal ownership of our craft will make

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  • Blindness Technology Technology Services Distance Learning Email Services eRate Support Internet Access Internet Filtering Interactive TV Network ITV KACE Help Desk Technology Planning Web Hosting This blog is maintained by Ty Duncan Coordinator Accountability and Compliance Services 806 281 5832 Like us on Facebook Follow InstructionalLe Instructional Leaders 2016 A Year for Learning and Growth for Leaders Dec 04 2015 08 13 00 pm We hope your holiday season is filled with joy and happiness 2015 has been a great year for you team It is always a privilege to serve our 60 districts and charter schools We will always strive to be the most informed team in the marketplace and work to ensure our clients are better as a result of working with us Your trust in our services will never be taken for granted 2016 will bring some interesting challenges for all of us in the educational community Implementation of the Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System T TESS and Texas Principal Evaluation System T PES PDAS has run its course in regards to being able to serve as a growth instrument to enhance teacher quality It brings an interesting question for all of us and even us as service providers Are our teachers and our culture as a whole ready for a sophisticated rubric that will enhance performance if used correctly T TESS will be wasted if it turns into compliance or simply as a way to meet the statutory requirements of appraisal The benefit of T PES is that leaders have the same system to enhance their performance as well It will allow us as service providers to target specific issues for professional development We are excited to get to support this and believe it will be a benefit to all A F Accountability Ratings HB

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