ELAR - TEA post the December 15 draft of recommendations from the experts. 
SLAR - TEA post the December 15 draft of the recommendations from the experts. 
SBOE archived broadcast ELAR testimony from SBOE meeting. Go to PART 3 2:32:40. 
ELAR - TEA presentation of the experts draft of recommendations for TEKS revision (November 16, 2016) -- SBOE granted additional time for experts to continue their work. A complete draft is scheduled to be presented at the January 31-February 3, 2017 SBOE meeting. Feedback on this incomplete draft will NOT be taken. 
SLAR - TEA presentation of the experts draft of recommendations for TEKS revision (November 16, 2016). A complete draft is schedule to be presented at the January 31-February 3, 2017 SBOE meeting. Feedback on this incomplete draft will NOT be taken. 
TCTELA Summary Report to SBOE on ELAR TEKS from Forum 2.0 - Testimony provided September 14, 2016 at SBOE Meeting.
Detailed report of Forum findings provided to the experts August 28, 2016
TABE Report to SBOE on SLAR TEKS from Forum 1.0 and 2.0
ELAR - TEA post of the first drafts of recommendations for revisions from the workgroups / experts to the ELAR TEKS (completed posting on December 15)
SLAR - TEA post of the first draft of recommendations for revision from the workgroups / experts to the SLAR TEKS (completed posting on December 15)
Instructions to Navigating the Forum
TEA TEKS Review Process
Current ELAR TEKS - Link to TEA website
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Texas College & Career Readiness Standards
ELAR Expert Initial Review by English Language Arts and Reading TEKS Expert Reviewers
SLAR Expert Initial Review by Spanish Language Arts and Reading and English as a Second Language TEKS Expert Reviewers
English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) by TEA
Voices of Texas Teachers in English Language Arts and Reading TEKS Revision, Report September 2015
ELAR Framework Strands Presented to SBOE on 9/9/15 by CREST, NWPT, TABE, TAIR, TALE, TCTELA, TASA, and TxASCD. 
Forum Reports - Presented to SBOE on January 25, 2016
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Town Hall meeting with SBOE Chair, Donna Bahorich and Kim Pinkerton - January 2016
Forum Report - Presented to SBOE on April 6, 2016
  

 

Community Guidelines

Purpose
The Texas Council for Teachers of English Language Arts (TCTELA) has created the TCTELA TEKS Forum (an online forum) in order to capture your voices and viewpoints regarding the drafts of the English Language Arts and Reading/Spanish Language Arts and Reading (ELAR/SLAR) TEKS created by the state workgroups. TCTELA’s goal is to gather your voluntary comments for a research study and share your opinions with the SBOE and TEA as well as with the workgroups. TCTELA’s goal is twofold: to ensure that teachers’ voices are heard through this revision process and to document the creation, dissemination, and implementation of the revised standards.  

User Agreement
Users’ posts are owned by TCTELA and its appointed moderators. Considering the real-time nature of the forum, it is impossible for moderators to confirm the validity, appropriateness, and relevance of information posted. 

Definitions
a.    Administrator: TCTELA serves as the sole administrator of the TCTELA TEKS Forum.
b.    Moderators: Moderators are appointed by TCTELA and Texas Association for Bilingual Education (TABE). TCTELA invited TABE to select two moderators for the SLAR section of the forum and to provide a perspective that is unique to Spanish with regard to language arts and reading skills. 
c.    Members: Membership in the forum is open to stakeholders with a vested interest in the ELAR and SLAR TEKS throughout the state of Texas. Members shall be parents, teachers, administrators and individuals with a community interest. Membership in the forum is not dependent upon or inclusive of membership in TCTELA. 

Forum Rules
a.    Posts are to be made in the relevant forum. Users are asked to read the forum descriptions before posting. Users consistently posting to the wrong forum may be given a warning and removed (see “Compliance with Terms” below). 
b.    Members should post in a way that is respectful of other users.
c.    Members are asked not to act as “back seat moderators.” If members note an issue, which contravenes something in this policy document, they are welcome to bring it to the attention of a member of TCTELA. Members who attempt to “act” as moderators may be warned. 
d.    Members should remember the forum discussion is aimed at a general audience. Posting generally offensive text, images, links, etc. will not be tolerated and will lead to a warning.
e.    Members are asked to respect the copyright of other users, sites, media, etc.
f.    Members are asked to post only in English, as the TEKS revised drafts are written in English.
g.    Members should respect the bandwidth of other users. 
h.    Members should post in a way that is consistent with "standard writing.” That is, users should not post excessive numbers of emoticons, large, small or colored text, etc. Similarly users should not SHOUT or use excessive punctuation (e.g., ! and ?) in topic titles or posts. Users consistently abusing posting protocols will be warned.
i.    Members should use an appropriate, descriptive subject when posting a new topic.
j.    Spam will not be tolerated under any circumstance. Users posting spam will be warned, and their post(s) will be removed.
k.    Moderators and TCTELA reserve the right to edit, remove, or put on moderation queue any post at any time.

Usernames 
a.   Each person is entitled to one username per email account. 
b.    Usernames cannot directly reflect the name of a business or organization.
c.    Usernames are the responsibility of the users.  
d.    The selected usernames will be used for identification purposes when forum comments are used for research and reporting purposes.

Avatars
a.    Avatars should be no larger than 120x120 pixels and should not exceed 20KB (20480 bytes) in size.
b.    Avatars must not contain animation.
c.    Remote avatars must have a consistently high availability to ensure page load times are not affected.
d.    Avatars are subject to the same conditions as posts with respect to the general forum etiquette. 
e.    Users abusing these rules will be warned and/or have their avatar privileges revoked.

Compliance with Terms
a.    The TCTELA TEKS Forum operates a three-strike policy. Users will be warned a maximum of three times for any and all offenses. If the need arises for a fourth warning, a temporary ban will be put in place for one to seven days.
b.    Arguing with team members after having received a warning will lead to an immediate additional warning.
c.    An exception to the three-strike rule applies when users contact team members personally (via any method) and post insulting, indecent, or vulgar material. Such users may be subject to an immediate permanent ban. 
d.    Permanent bans are considered a last resort and will be implemented only in the most extreme circumstances.

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