TEA Special Education Guidance

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Upcoming Professional Development Announcements

Asynchronous Literacy and Math for ALL Training 

Literacy for ALL asynchronous courses available through tealearn.com

Many students in grades 4-12 lack proficiency in foundational reading skills.  This is the reason many older students cannot comprehend text.  This session addresses the needs of those students.  This asynchronous training will address the science of teaching reading and include an overview of what skills need to be mastered to become a proficient reader, how the brain learns to read and, the characteristics of dyslexia and dysgraphia.  It will also address how a student’s learning abilities associated with reading can impact a student’s ability to read and what instruction and accommodations can remove the barriers of learning.  

Registration is FREE!

Register for Literacy for ALL

Math for ALL Asynchronous Courses through tealearn.com

Through hands-on activities, participants will explore how learning abilities associated with disabilities, including dyslexia and disorders related to dyslexia, impact the learning of whole number addition and subtraction. In this session, participants will build knowledge and understanding of how instructional supports, including the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Guidelines along with assistive technology, can be used to accommodate and reduce the impact of a disability.

Registration is FREE!

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TEA Special Education Resources

Guidance Documents

Sensory Impairments and Specific Learning Disabilities (April 2022)

Technical Assistance:  Child Find and Evaluation (Revised June 2020) (PDF) 

Technical Assistance: Section 504 (PDF) 

Technical Assistance: Individualized Education Program (IEP) Development (PDF) 

Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and Dyscalculia in the IEP Guidance Document (PDF) 

Delayed Evaluations and Compensatory Services (October 2021)

Required Postings to LEA Websites

Special Education Operating Procedures (March 2022)

Special Education Operating Procedures (March 2022) FAQs


Question and Answer Documents

HB 785 FAQ (Updated 11/20/21)

HB 165 FAQ January 2020 (PDF) 

Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) Questions and Answers (PDF) 

TEA Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) Questions and Answers (PowerPoint)  

Senate Bill 712 Summary and Frequently asked Questions (PDF) 

Senate Bill 89 Frequently Asked Questions September 2021 (PDF)


TEA Video Trainings

Special Education TEA Guidance: Goals, Accommodations, and Modifications October 2020  - (Link to training video) | (Link to PDF slide deck)

Special Education ARD Guidance and Contingency Plans During Remote Learning July 2020  - (Link to training video) | (Link to PDF slide deck)

Special Education Progress Monitoring During Remote Learning July 2020 - (Link to training video)(Link to PDF slide deck)


TEA Guidance Sites

State Guidance 

A-Z Index 

TEA Webinars 

TEA Presentations 

Statewide Technical Assistance Networks – These networks have a multitude of professional development and resources for schools and families!