TEKS/STAAR language arts preparation workshops are offered for both new and experienced teachers, which incorporate exploration of the STAAR objectives, effective techniques for teaching those objectives, and test taking strategies.
Campuses can receive on-site technical assistance in the form of professional development in instructional strategies, coaching for individual teachers, model teaching in the classroom, and an analysis of existing language arts programs.
Training for approved Commissioner’s List items:
Technical assistance in interpreting test data and formulating effective campus/district plans, which will improve student achievement, is available upon request.
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Student Assessment ELAR
Commissioner's List of Early Reading Instruments- Grades 1 and 2
The Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) identity what our students should know and be able to do at every grade and in every content area. Region 9 Education Service Center offers training and customized technical assistance that supports districts, administrators, and teachers as they implement a TEKS-based curriculum.
Children's Learning Institute -- https://www.childrenslearninginstitute.org/ -- The University of Texas Health Science Center's Children's Learning Institute combines data and studies from the fields of psychology, neuro-development, education and child development to provide proven learning solutions derived from, and supported by, documented research.
International Literacy Association -- http://www.literacyworldwide.org/ -- IRA is a professional membership organization that promotes high levels of literacy instruction through professional development, advocacy, research, partnerships and global literacy development.
National Council of Teachers of English -- http://www.ncte.org/ -- NCTE is a professional membership organization devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education in the U.S.
Southwest Education Development Laboratory -- http://www.sedl.org/ -- The Regional Educational Laboratory reading resources assist teachers in understanding the cognitive requirements of beginning and struggling readers.
Texas Education Agency -- http://tea.texas.gov/ -- TEA and the State Board of Education guide and monitor activities and programs related to public education in Texas.
Texas Council of Teachers of English -- http://www.tctela.org/ -- TCTELA is a professional membership organization that works to advance the literacy growth of all Texas students by developing a network of diverse professionals and by providing professional development based on best practices in education.