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1 ©2007 University of Texas System/Texas Education Agency Texas Adolescent Literacy Academies (TALA) Deborah Reed University of Texas-Austin, Meadows Center for the Prevention of Education Risk Dr. Muffet Livaudais Texas Education Agency

2 2 ©2007 University of Texas System/Texas Education Agency Texas Adolescent Literacy Academies (TALA) ( HB 2237, Section 4) Teachers in grades 6-8 ELA Academy for English and reading teachers Content Area Academy for teachers of mathematics, science, and social studies Requirement for teachers at Academically Unacceptable campuses Teacher stipend for completion Teachers in grade 6 – Summer 2008 Teachers in grades 7-8 – Summer 2009

3 3 ©2007 University of Texas System/Texas Education Agency Tier III Tier I Tier II Intensive Intervention Strategic Intervention Safe and Positive School Climate; Instructional Leadership; Effective Instruction Content Area Comprehension and Vocabulary Instructional Routines Students with severe reading difficulties Students with reading difficulties that cannot be addressed in Tier I All students Schoolwide Approach to Middle School Reading Intervention (RtI Model)

4 4 ©2007 University of Texas System/Texas Education Agency Content Area Academy Math, science, social studies teachers, including ESL and special education teachers A total of 1.5 days face-to-face training and a half-day practicum follow-up with online documentation Content-based academic literacy strategies $250 stipend (½ upon completion of face-to-face session, ½ upon completion of follow-up)

5 5 ©2007 University of Texas System/Texas Education Agency ELA Academy English and reading teachers, including ESL and special education teachers A total of 3 days face-to-face training and a 1-day practicum follow-up with online documentation –Content-based academic literacy strategies –Intensive intervention strategies –Progress monitoring assessment to inform instruction/intervention $500 stipend (½ upon completion of face-to-face session, ½ upon completion of follow-up)

6 6 ©2007 University of Texas System/Texas Education Agency 3,722State Average 662,199State Average 31 ELA # Attended ELA # in PEIMS %Content # Attended Content # in PEIMS % # = number of teachers NOTE: All 20 ESCs are conducting fall TALA sessions for teachers who did not or could not attend the summer sessions. Those numbers will be added in November after all fall sessions have been completed. TALA Attendance Summer 2008 – Grade 6

7 7 ©2007 University of Texas System/Texas Education Agency Middle School Progress Monitoring System HB 2237, Section 6 states that districts are to –administer assessment to students in grade 7 (scale score below 2100 on grade 6 TAKS Reading) who did not demonstrate reading proficiency –provide intensive instruction and intervention to these students based on the results of the assessment Instrument is also validated for use with students in grades 6 and 8 TALA ELA Academy will provide training on administration and use of this assessment

8 8 ©2007 University of Texas System/Texas Education Agency This assessment is known as the Texas Middle School Fluency Assessment (TMSFA)

9 9 ©2007 University of Texas System/Texas Education Agency # trained in TMSFA sessions 3,567 # trained from ELA Acadmies 3,722 Grand Total7,298 Number Trained on TMSFA August/September 2008 NOTE: Some ESCs are conducting additional sessions in October. Those numbers will be added in November after all fall sessions have been completed.

10 10 ©2007 University of Texas System/Texas Education Agency TALA Contacts Deborah Reed Dr. Muffet Livaudais

11 11 ©2007 University of Texas System/Texas Education Agency RegionNamePhone 1Eunice 2Tina 3Terri Smith-Chavira , ext Pat 5Linda 6Traci 7Lisa 8Tammy 9Wes 10Jayne ESC TALA Contacts

12 12 ©2007 University of Texas System/Texas Education Agency ESC TALA Contacts 11Kathy Wright- Chapman 12Charla 13Karen net 14Donna 15Connie 16Allison net 17Michelle 18Diane 19Michele 20Dr. Carolyn


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