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  • Education Service Center 7
    the Algebra II end of course assessment and or the English II reading or and English II writing end of course assessments a score of 2200 on Mathematics and or a score of 2200 on English Language Arts with a writing subsection score of at least 3 on the tenth grade TAKS relevant to the courses to be attempted An eligible high school student who has enrolled in dual credit courses in the eleventh grade under this provision shall not be required to demonstrate further evidence of eligibility to enroll in dual credit courses in the twelfth grade taken from THECB presentation 10 30 2013 Texas Success Initiative and Dual credit courses Q What are the new student eligibility requirements for students wanting to enroll in work force dual credit courses A Chapter 4 Subchapter D 4 85 b Student Eligibility 3 A high school student is eligible to enroll in workforce education dual credit courses in the eleventh and or twelfth grade if the student demonstrates that he or she has achieved the designated minimum final phase in score on the Algebra I end of course assessment and or the English II reading or and English II writing end of course assessments relevant to the courses to be attempted the minimum high school passing standard on the Mathematics section and or the English Language Arts section on the tenth or eleventh grade TAKS taken from THECB presentation 10 30 2013 Texas Success Initiative and Dual credit courses Q Can a student enroll in dual credit courses before their junior year in high school A Chapter 4 Subchapter D 4 85 b Student Eligibility 6 To be eligible for enrollment in a dual credit course offered by a public college students must have at least junior year high school standing Exceptions to this requirement for students with demonstrated outstanding academic performance and capability as evidenced by achieving or exceeding the minimum TSI college readiness standards on grade point average PSAT NMSQT scores PLAN SAT ACT or TSI Assessment or other assessment indicators may be approved by the principal of the high school and the chief academic officer of the college Students with less than junior year high school standing must demonstrate eligibility as outlined under subsection b 1 of this section taken from THECB presentation 10 30 2013 Texas Success Initiative and Dual credit courses Texas Success Initiative TSI Q What is the Texas Success Initiative TSI A The TSI Assessment is an exam designed to determine if a student is ready for college level course work in the areas of reading writing and mathematics If needed it provides information on the type of intervention needed to meet the better prepare the student for college course work Q How does the TSI work A The TSI is a computer adaptive exam which means that questions increase or decrease in difficulty level depending on how a student responds The assessment includes multiple choice items that are aligned to the Texas College and Career Readiness Standards On the writing portion of the exam it is possible students will be asked to write an essay The tests are untimed however in general the exam requires 4 to 5 hours to complete Check out some helpful TSI videos on our TSI web page Q What is the TSI Pre Assessment and do all students have to participate in it A There is a TSI Pre Assessment Activity that students are required to participate in before taking the TSI The Pre Assessment provides information on the importance of the TSI practice questions and feedback an explanation of developmental education options for students not meeting the minimum passing standard and information on campus and community resources to help students succeed in college CTE Courses Q Do teachers still have to be highly qualified to teach CTE courses now that Texas received a waiver from the federal government for NCLB A Section 1119 of NCLB requires that all teachers of core subject academic areas meet the specific competency and educational requirements defined for highly qualified HQ teachers The NCLB waiver does not remove that requirement LEAs must continue to ensure that applicable teachers meet the HQ definition and Title I paraprofessionals meet the Title I paraprofessional requirements In addition LEAs are still required to take the appropriate actions when they do not Campuses will continue reporting HQ status through eGrants by the deadlines posted on the Highly Qualified Teachers page of the TEA website Q How do content certified teachers become certified to teach CTE courses A TEA has created specific courses for this purpose All teachers not CTE certified assigned to teach content CTE courses must participate in a Texas Education Agency TEA approved training prior to teaching the course effective with the 2012 2013 school year For teachers who have not previously taught this course once a district has confirmed that a teacher is enrolled in and making progress toward the completion of the online PD course the district may assign the teacher to teach the high school course Q How do teachers access these trainings A Each content CTE course has a corresponding TEA training These courses are online and housed in Project Share Region 7 educators can acess a list for each of the courses including the link to the course and the course access code The courses are listed below but educators may click here to navigate directly to the Project Share CTE Course webpage To navigate to the Project Share CTE Course web page From the Region 7 home page go to Workshops View workshops and click Online Courses in Project Share Click the CTE course link and the list below will appear Course Audience URL CPE Credits Access Code TEA CTE 101 Introduction to Career and Technical Education in Texas Teachers who are not certified in CTE and who wish to teach one of the CTE courses for mathematics or science credit must complete CTE 101 CTE certified teachers may

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  • Education Service Center 7
    Board Training Special Education Legal Cooperative School Board of the Year Program Superintendent of the Year Program Teacher of the Year Program Special Education Special Education Home Calendar of Events Contact Special Education 504 Accountability Turnaround Team Alternate Assessment Assistive Technology AT Services Behavior Services Disabilities Services Evaluation Services Funding LiveBinder Resources Online Courses Other Services Parent Resources Response to Intervention RtI State Performance Plan SPP Transition Technology Technology Home Contact Technology Services Digital Learning Distance Learning ESC7Net HelpDesk Information Management Systems Project Share District Resources Accountability Turnaround Team Become a Teacher Certification Programs Child Nutrition Program Digital Learning DMAC EcoLand Early Learning Center G T Student Seminars House Bill 5 Resources Leadership Development NEW Online Forms Out of School Youth Services Project Share Region 7 Online Store Senate Bill 149 School Board of the Year Superintendent of the Year Teacher of the Year Truancy Requirements WebShops for Notebooking Parent Resources House Bill 5 Resources Out of School Youth Services Parent Involvement Federal Programs Parent Resources Special Education Statewide Bullying Prevention Initiative Bullying Prevention Bullying Prevention Resources Workshops for Parents MIS Website Workshops for Students MIS Website Employment Programs Services Workshops Endorsements Resources Region 7 ESC Endorsements HB5 Contact Leesa Green M Ed Assistant Director of Curriculum Services 903 988 6715 Endorsements HB5 House Bill 5 HB5 made substantial changes to the state s graduation requirements moving from the current 4x4 graduation plans to a 22 credit Foundation High School Program that allows students to earn Endorsements in specific areas of study by completing four additional credits New graduation plans and changes to credit requirements for HB5 go into effect with the freshman class of 2014 15 This page will be updated with information shared among Region 7 superintendents regarding the new graduation requirements and endorsement areas and how they

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  • Education Service Center 7
    Start About Head Start Family Service Worker Resources News Parent Resources Photo Gallery Teacher Assistant Resources School Operations School Operations Home Bus Driver Training Business Finance Operations Cooperative Child Nutrition Communications Marketing Employee Benefits Cooperative eTrain Field Service Agents Legal Services Printing Services Purchasing Vendors School Board Training Special Education Legal Cooperative School Board of the Year Program Superintendent of the Year Program Teacher of the Year Program Special Education Special Education Home Calendar of Events Contact Special Education 504 Accountability Turnaround Team Alternate Assessment Assistive Technology AT Services Behavior Services Disabilities Services Evaluation Services Funding LiveBinder Resources Online Courses Other Services Parent Resources Response to Intervention RtI State Performance Plan SPP Transition Technology Technology Home Contact Technology Services Digital Learning Distance Learning ESC7Net HelpDesk Information Management Systems Project Share District Resources Accountability Turnaround Team Become a Teacher Certification Programs Child Nutrition Program Digital Learning DMAC EcoLand Early Learning Center G T Student Seminars House Bill 5 Resources Leadership Development NEW Online Forms Out of School Youth Services Project Share Region 7 Online Store Senate Bill 149 School Board of the Year Superintendent of the Year Teacher of the Year Truancy Requirements WebShops for Notebooking Parent Resources House Bill 5 Resources Out of School Youth Services Parent Involvement Federal Programs Parent Resources Special Education Statewide Bullying Prevention Initiative Bullying Prevention Bullying Prevention Resources Workshops for Parents MIS Website Workshops for Students MIS Website Employment Programs Services Workshops District Required Forms Resources District Required Forms Archive Region 7 Foundation High School Program Contacts Graduation Assessment Accountability Leesa Green M Ed Assistant Director Curriculum Services 903 988 6715 Special Education Beverly Beran M Ed Assistant Director Special Education 903 988 6910 CTE Courses Requirements Adrian Knight M Ed Coordinator Federal Programs 903 988 6810 Counselors Sherri Wright M Ed Counselor Specialist Counseling

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  • Education Service Center 7
    Start Family Service Worker Resources News Parent Resources Photo Gallery Teacher Assistant Resources School Operations School Operations Home Bus Driver Training Business Finance Operations Cooperative Child Nutrition Communications Marketing Employee Benefits Cooperative eTrain Field Service Agents Legal Services Printing Services Purchasing Vendors School Board Training Special Education Legal Cooperative School Board of the Year Program Superintendent of the Year Program Teacher of the Year Program Special Education Special Education Home Calendar of Events Contact Special Education 504 Accountability Turnaround Team Alternate Assessment Assistive Technology AT Services Behavior Services Disabilities Services Evaluation Services Funding LiveBinder Resources Online Courses Other Services Parent Resources Response to Intervention RtI State Performance Plan SPP Transition Technology Technology Home Contact Technology Services Digital Learning Distance Learning ESC7Net HelpDesk Information Management Systems Project Share District Resources Accountability Turnaround Team Become a Teacher Certification Programs Child Nutrition Program Digital Learning DMAC EcoLand Early Learning Center G T Student Seminars House Bill 5 Resources Leadership Development NEW Online Forms Out of School Youth Services Project Share Region 7 Online Store Senate Bill 149 School Board of the Year Superintendent of the Year Teacher of the Year Truancy Requirements WebShops for Notebooking Parent Resources House Bill 5 Resources Out of School Youth Services Parent Involvement Federal Programs Parent Resources Special Education Statewide Bullying Prevention Initiative Bullying Prevention Bullying Prevention Resources Workshops for Parents MIS Website Workshops for Students MIS Website Employment Programs Services Workshops Special Education Resources Region 7 ESC HB5 Special Education Contact Beverly Beran M Ed Assistant Director Special Education 903 988 6910 2 17 2015 CCRS Predictors of Postsecondary Success 10 27 2014 HB5 Foundation Advanced Math Courses 10 27 2014 Endorsement FAQ 10 27 2014 General HB5 FAQs 10 27 2014 HB5 4x4 Graduation Programs Side by Side 9 18 2014 Science Prerequisites 9 18 2014

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  • Education Service Center 7
    the student A Demonstrates college readiness by achieving the minimum passing standards under the provisions of the Texas Success Initiative using the TSI Assessment in reading writing and mathematics B Demonstrates that he she is exempt from the TIS Assessment 2 An 11th grade student is also able to enroll in dual credit courses if STAAR Minimum Level 2 final phase in score on Algebra II EOC for dual credit math course and or English II reading OR English II writing EOC for dual credit ELA course Not required to demonstrate eligibility in 12th grade PSAT NMSQT Combined score of 107 with a minimum of 50 on the critical reading and or math test Must demonstrate eligibility in 12th grade PLAN Composite score of 23 with 19 or higher in mathematics and English Must demonstrate eligibility in 12th grade 3 A student in 11th and or 12th grade is eligible to enroll in workforce education dual credit courses if he she achieves Algebra I EOC Minimum final phase in Level II Must demonstrate eligibility for academic college courses ELA II EOC Reading Minimum final phase in Level II OR Writing Minimum final phase in Level II Must demonstrate eligibility for academic college courses A A student may enroll only in those workforce education dual credit courses for which the student has demonstrated eligibility B A student exempt from TAKS or STAAR EOC may otherwise be evaluated by an institution to determine eligibility for enrolling in workforce education dual credit courses 4 Students enrolled in private or non accredited secondary schools or home schooled must satisfy the above paragraphs 1 3 5 To be eligible for enrollment in dual credit course offered by public college students must meet all the college s regular prerequisite requirements e g minimum score on specified placement test minimum grade in specified previous course etc 6 Students must have junior year standing to enroll in dual credit courses Exceptions are made for students who have achieved or exceeded the minimum TSI college readiness standards on PSAT NMSQT PLAN SAT ACT or TSI Assessment 7 High school students cannot enroll in more than 2 dual credit courses per semester Exceptions are those who have demonstrated outstanding academic performance as evidenced by GPA ACT or SAT scores or other assessment indicators These students may be approved by principal or college administrator to take a maximum of 15 semester hours A IHE must have written policies in place prior to approving a student to enroll in more than 2 dual credit courses per semester B Student enrolled in more than 2 dual credit courses in a semester must pass all courses during that semester with a grade of C or better to continue to enroll in more than 2 dual credit courses in following semesters C This provision does not apply to students enrolled in approved early college high school programs 8 An institution may impose additional requirements for enrollment in courses for dual credit that do not conflict

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  • Education Service Center 7
    Nutrition Communications Marketing Employee Benefits Cooperative eTrain Field Service Agents Legal Services Printing Services Purchasing Vendors School Board Training Special Education Legal Cooperative School Board of the Year Program Superintendent of the Year Program Teacher of the Year Program Special Education Special Education Home Calendar of Events Contact Special Education 504 Accountability Turnaround Team Alternate Assessment Assistive Technology AT Services Behavior Services Disabilities Services Evaluation Services Funding LiveBinder Resources Online Courses Other Services Parent Resources Response to Intervention RtI State Performance Plan SPP Transition Technology Technology Home Contact Technology Services Digital Learning Distance Learning ESC7Net HelpDesk Information Management Systems Project Share District Resources Accountability Turnaround Team Become a Teacher Certification Programs Child Nutrition Program Digital Learning DMAC EcoLand Early Learning Center G T Student Seminars House Bill 5 Resources Leadership Development NEW Online Forms Out of School Youth Services Project Share Region 7 Online Store Senate Bill 149 School Board of the Year Superintendent of the Year Teacher of the Year Truancy Requirements WebShops for Notebooking Parent Resources House Bill 5 Resources Out of School Youth Services Parent Involvement Federal Programs Parent Resources Special Education Statewide Bullying Prevention Initiative Bullying Prevention Bullying Prevention Resources Workshops for Parents MIS Website Workshops for Students MIS Website Employment Programs Services Workshops Endorsement Opt Out Resources Region 7 ESC Endorsements HB5 Contact Leesa Green M Ed Assistant Director of Curriculum Services 903 988 6715 The Texas Education Code Section 28 025 b allows a student to graduate under the Foundation High School Program without earning an endorsement if after the student s sophomore year the student and the student s parent guardian are notified of the benefits of graduating with an endorsement and the student s parent guardian gives written permission for the student to opt out of an endorsement The benefits of graduating

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  • Education Service Center 7
    Forms Out of School Youth Services Project Share Region 7 Online Store Senate Bill 149 School Board of the Year Superintendent of the Year Teacher of the Year Truancy Requirements WebShops for Notebooking Parent Resources House Bill 5 Resources Out of School Youth Services Parent Involvement Federal Programs Parent Resources Special Education Statewide Bullying Prevention Initiative Bullying Prevention Bullying Prevention Resources Workshops for Parents MIS Website Workshops for Students MIS Website Employment Programs Services Workshops Career Techical Education CTE Information Updated 06 23 2015 Region 7 ESC HB5 CTE Contact Adrian Knight M Ed Federal Programs Coordinator 903 988 6810 CTE HB5 Career and Technical Education CTE consists of a variety of challenging Programs of Study and Courses that are offered at Region 7 area schools These Programs of Study and Courses are associated with the sixteen federally defined Career Clusters that include 1 Agriculture Food and Natural Resources 2 Architecture and Construction 3 Arts A V Technology and Communications 4 Business Management and Administration 5 Education and Training 6 Finance 7 Government and Public Administration 8 Health Science 9 Hospitality and Tourism 10 Human Services 11 Information Technology 12 Law Public Safety Corrections and Security 13 Manufacturing 14 Marketing Sales and Service 15 Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics 16 Transportation Distribution and Logistics Resources added 10 27 2014 2014 15 CTE Conferences Information HB5 Foundation Advanced Math Courses HB5 Graduation Overview Toolkit Endorsement FAQ General HB5 FAQs Foundation FAQ HB5 4x4 Graduation Programs Side by Side CTE Information Archives College Certification Matrices by Endorsement Area colleges offer certifications and licenses that fall within each of the endorsement areas and 16 career clusters The Business Industry Public Services and STEM Endorsement areas all have CTE courses that are tied to the offered certifications and licenses In collaboration with area college

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  • Education Service Center 7
    exempt from the Algebra I or English I and II end of course assessment instruments as applicable even if the student did not perform satisfactorily on a previous administration of the applicable EOC assessment A student who fails to perform satisfactorily on the assessment instrument could retake that assessment instrument or the appropriate EOC assessment HB 1613 Bill Text TSI Assessment Exemption SB 1776 makes the exemption from Texas Success Initiative assessment requirements that apply to a student who successfully completes a college preparatory course effective for two years following the student s high school graduation date SB 1776 Bill Text TSI Exam Content The TSI math reading and writing tests are each created with two sections a placement test and a diagnostic test The TSI assessments are computer adaptive which means that questions increase or decrease in difficulty level depending on how a student responds In contrast to previous college entrance exams there is no arithmetic on the TSI The math placement test contains approximately 20 questions beginning with elementary algebra and functions then moving to intermediate Algebra with functions These two areas comprise 75 of the test questions Can You Do the Math How it Changes on the TSI The reading placement test includes approximately 24 questions covering the following categories Literary Analysis Main Idea Supporting Detail Inferences in Text s Author s Use of Language The writing placement test also includes 20 questions covering the following categories Essay Revision Agreement Sentence Structure Sentence Logic For some students a 400 to 600 word essay may be required The TSI Exam Why It s Important Test Your Skills on the New TSI Exam Below are several sample questions from the new college entrance exam or Texas Success Initiative TSI exam provided by the College Board Test your skills and see if you can answer questions that will be on the new exam Want more Check out more sample questions by clicking here Mathematics Sample Questions For each of the questions below choose the best answer from the four choices given You may use the paper you received as scratch paper 6 Which of the following equaitions has both 1 and 3 as solutions A x 2 2x 3 0 B x 2 2x 3 0 C x 2 4x 3 0 D x 2 4x 3 0 7 In the xy plane what is the y intercept of the graph of the equation y 2 x 3 x 4 A 24 B 12 C 2 D 12 12 A ball was kicked into the air from a balcony 20 feet above the ground and the ball s height above the ground in feet t seconds after the ball was kicked was h t 20 16t 2 32t What was the maximum height in feet of the ball above the ground after it was kicked A 32 B 34 C 36 D 40 Writing Sample Questions Select the best version of the underlined part of the sentence If you think

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