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AISD Special Education Evaluations Completed
By Levente McCrary
Posted: 2024-02-13T14:07:47Z

Biggest news out of the meeting on Thursday was the report that AISD has completed all 1,159 special education evaluations that were overdue from the 2022-2023 school year. These evaluations were required after TEA found that the district repeatedly failed to conduct special ed evaluations within the required timeframe. 

The district was required to complete all the evaluations by Jan. 31, and it did. 

There are still overdue evaluations that were racked up during the fall 2023, but a much lesser number. 

In order for the district to be in full compliance with the TEA order, Austin ISD must have no overdue initial evaluations or reevaluations by December 2025. 

The state order also requires the district to create a parent advisory group made up of at least 15 people. Those names will be posted by this Thursday, and their first meeting is scheduled for Feb. 21. 

They also talked a lot about student achievement and readiness and pointed to data showing that poverty is a common factor for students who are performing lower (surprise, I know), and in some of those schools the students had a teacher who was on year 1 of teaching, so a teacher new to teaching, for three years in a row. 

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