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by scott.placek
Tue May 11, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: 5th/8th Grade and SSI
Topic: 8th Grade AI
Replies: 4
Views: 2611

Re: 8th Grade AI

Great! Study the information on opting out in High School so he can be prepared for that also!
by scott.placek
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Houston ISD
Topic: HISD Teacher Kid Opting Out 2021?
Replies: 1
Views: 114

Re: HISD Teacher Kid Opting Out 2021?

My daughter is in 3rd grade at the school I’ve taught at for 10 years. We live out of district and she’s there on a “principal’s agreement” since we’re not zoned. Our school is saying that parents can only opt out if they select virtual the next 6-weeks. I have to teach F2F and can’t opt for virtua...
by scott.placek
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Opting Out
Topic: EOC Substitute Assessments
Replies: 3
Views: 3775

Re: EOC Substitute Assessments

Regular
by scott.placek
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: Opting Out
Topic: substitute AP exam after EOC is given?
Replies: 1
Views: 209

Re: substitute AP exam after EOC is given?

Can you substitute an AP exam after the EOC is given? For example Bio EOC is typically given freshman year. Can they take AP bio sophomore or junior year then use it to substitute EOC? Yes, they absolutely can. Once they are enrolled in a course for which there is a corresponding EOC, a student may...
by scott.placek
Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: Opting Out
Topic: Opt Out and CPS Referral Threats
Replies: 2
Views: 4194

Re: Opt Out and CPS Referral Threats

marcella.morris wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:59 am OMG. As a former CPS investigator I can confirm they do not investigate such matters. Wow...that's a serious atttempt at elbow twisting going on there! Horrible.
Thank you for sharing your experience!
by scott.placek
Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:04 am
Forum: Opting Out
Topic: Mock Staar Testing
Replies: 1
Views: 313

Re: Mock Staar Testing

I would try to have a conference with the teacher and an administrator about the failure threats. It's not true for fourth grade ever and it's not true for any grade this year. Threat like this are unacceptable and are purely local actors making bad decisions.
by scott.placek
Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: Opting Out
Topic: IGC requirements and online testing
Replies: 1
Views: 353

Re: IGC requirements and online testing

Diane, I am aware of no statutory or regulatory requirement that a student attend tutorials to access the IGC process. I would write back to the school and say "I have scoured the statute, the commissioner's rules and the district's adopted board policies (which cannot impose greater requiremen...
by scott.placek
Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Articles
Topic: Bubbling All "A" on STAAR is a BAD Idea
Replies: 0
Views: 249

Bubbling All "A" on STAAR is a BAD Idea

The article is here: http://www.txedrights.net/bubbling-all- ... -bad-idea/

Comments below please.
by scott.placek
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Action
Topic: 2020-21 Anti-STAAR Resolution
Replies: 1
Views: 2427

Re: 2020-21 Anti-STAAR Resolution

Please, we welcome all follow up and how to questions here in the forum. Just post below! You can login using your Facebook ID by clicking the Facebook symbol. Advocacy Tips: In person contact is better than by phone. Phone contact is better than email. Email and pretty much anything else is better ...