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Texas Principal Certification
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Academic Learning Time
That part of allocated time during which students are engaged and experiencing success.
Reading, writing, thinking, talking, doing, manipulating, etc.
The process of meeting the state standards for public schools as mandated by the Texas Legislature.
Average Daily Attendance: ADA is the basis for computing state aid to the local school districts.
Ad volorem tax
A tax according to the value of property
Appropriate inquiry techniques
Moving students to higher thinking while maintaining acceptable level of students success.
Responsible for developing the IEP for students with disabilities and determining who is admitted and/or dismissed.
Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) the evaluation indicator of the NCLB Act whereby all public schools must meet the set standard.
A variety of approaches used to educate students who speak a primary language other than English.
Formal written obligation at the school district specifying the conditions under which the bonds are to be repaid.
Oversight of the fiscal operations of the school district.
Academic and Non-Academic goals developed by at the site-level which supports district goals.
Campus Improvement Plan
A plan developed by a campus level committee to improve student performance on the states academic excellence indicators for all student populations.
Stakeholders other than district employees favoring and assisting the district in achieving its goals.
1 of 5 construction methods allowable under Texas State Law with construction-manager/agent or construction manager at risk. TEC 44.035
Continuous Improvement Instructional Planning Process
A tool for teachers to link and align students needs with instruction, staff development, assessment and PDAS.
Curriculum-Correlated Assessment Materials
Assessment materials that are provided as part of curriculum packages and are designed to align with the instructional material. Test associated with textbooks are examples of this type of assessment.
Curriculum & Instruction
Two interlocked systems. The former providing the "what" and the later providing the "how".
A process of collecting data in a school through the examination of appropriate documents and practices.
Discipline Alternative Education Program: A discipline alternative education program that is in a setting other that the regular classroom and meets other state requirements.
The distribution of legitimate power and authority by the board of trustees and administration is intended to produce a "flatter" organizational...
Formal or Informal evaluations of student needs through analysis of student work and behavior in class.
Data broken down by specific student sub-groups such as current grade, race, previous achievement, gender and SES.
Academic and Non-Academic goals supported by the board of trustees.
District Improvement Plan
An annually developed and evaluated plan that guides district and campus staff.
Referred to as fund balance or carry over; unencumbered balances of appropriations for the prior fiscal year on hand at the close of the fiscal year.
IS the legal restriction in the district budget of money a school board may spend during a fiscal year and includes local, state, and federal funds received to operate the school district.
Required by Texas law, these plans provide for the orderly evacuation of school buildings and buses.
A charge placed on an account once an order or check is issued.
Environmental Protection Agency: A federal agency designed to protect human health and the environment.
Actions, treatments of others characterized by justice.
The School Code of Conduct must specify the circumstances under which a student may be removed from a classroom, campus, or DAEP.
Protects the privacy of educational records.
Individuals who lack a fixed regular and adequate nighttime residence.
Instructional Facilities Allotment: provides assistance to school districts in making debt service payments on qualifying bonds and lease purchase agreements.
Local Tax Rate
The maintenance and operation tax rate is a local school district property tax that raise revenue to operate and maintain the districts schools. The rate is subject to a statutory maximum of $1.50 per $100 of taxable value.
A formal document that states the aim of a school organization.
Material Safety Data Sheet: contains basic information and intended to help people work safely with materials.
The non-renewal of an administrator or teacher's contract upon expiration of the contract.
A majority of board members required to conduct valid business.
Compensatory programs designed to provide students with an immediate work force skill.
State Developed Alternative Assessment: state academic assessment instrument is administered to students IEP.
Taxes collected for bond retirement purposes are invested and draw interest until a portion of the bonds are redeemed on an annual basis.
A law enacted by a state legislative body.
An immediate discontinuance of an employee's employment with the district.
A civil wrong done by one person to another.
State Accountability (STAAR)
AYP: Federal Accountability
ADA (Migrant Populations)
Schools with migrant population can use 4 best attendance to determine ADA.
Indicators of Low Performing Schools
low student performance
unclear academic standards
high rates of student absenteeism
high dropout rates
high rates of staff turnovers
high levels of disruption and violence
a negative school environment
All students in a group must meet a set standard to earn the positive reinforcement.
Teacher self-reports-teachers are allowed 3 weeks to submit self reports back to principal.
6200-Professional & Contracted Services
6300-Supplies & Materials
6400-Other Operating Costs
6600-Capital Outlay (Land, Buildings & Equipment)
If a language other than ENGLISH is indicated on a HLS student MUST be tested for English proficiency.
- If student tests below the cut-off score, the student is considered LEP.
-The LPAC will place student in ESL or Bilingual.
-Approval of PARENT MUST be obtained.
--- Must contain: Date completed by parent OR Date received by district
Highly Qualified Teachers & SPED
If a student with disabilities receive their instruction in core academic subject area from a NCLB highly qualified(HQ) general education teacher & the special education teacher provides direct assistance the SPED teacher DOES NOT have to meet the HQ status.
However, if the SPED teacher is responsible or shares responsibility for providing direct instruction in a core academic area, the design & delivery of instruction, and evaluation of a student, than the SPED teacher must be HQ.
Academic Achievement Record
Grade book information must be retained for 1 year after being recorded on the AAR.
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