This section contains links to information related to program based tasks that a counselor may be involved in or need a working knowledge. These include coding, testing, accountability and programs students may be enrolled in.
The Student Assessment Division manages and oversees the development, administration, scoring, and analysis of the Texas assessment program, which includes the following assessments:
ESC Region 12 Guide to CTE Coding
TEA’s CTE website
The English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS), as required by 19 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 74, Subchapter A, §74.4, outline English language proficiency level descriptors and student expectations for English language learners (ELLs). School districts are required to implement ELPS as an integral part of each subject in the required curriculum.
ELPS Support Center
ESC Region 12 G/T Resources >
National Association for Gifted Children
Equity in Gifted/Talented Education
TEA Gifted and Talented Education
Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented
Texas G/T Program Implementation Resource
Texas Performance Standards Project
Grades should accurately reflect the student’s relative mastery of the curriculum (i.e., the district’s Prekindergarten curriculum at Pre-Kindergarten and the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) at Kindergarten through twelfth grade). In order to make grades accurate and fair, schools should apply clear and compelling standards for grading.
Grading and Progress Monitoring for Students with Disabilities Resource
The LPAC Framework Manual includes clarification of the legal requirements for LPACs, and provides documents and forms to facilitate the training of the LPAC members.
The Legal Framework is a statewide leadership project partnering the Texas Education Agency and Region 18 Education Service Center. The project which includes contacts from each educational service center is a compilation of state and federal requirements for special education organized by topic in a user-friendly format.
The CO22 table is a set of service IDs in the PEIMS system for specific types of records. Each area has a set of codes designed to help schools with assigning personnel, courses and completion by students.
Special education means specially-designed instruction, at no cost to parents, to meet the unique needs of the child with a disability, including instruction conducted in the classroom, in the home, in hospitals and institutions, and in other settings; and instruction in physical education.
ESC Region 12 Special Education Services >
ESC Region 12 Guide to Special Education
The Bilingual/ESL Unit in the Division of Curriculum provides direction and leadership with the implementation of Bilingual and English as a Second Language (ESL) Programs for English language learners.
Bilingual and English as a Second Language Education Programs
Texas’ student assessment program is designed to measure the extent to which a student has learned and is able to apply the defined knowledge and skills at each tested grade or course level.
Learn more on TEA's website
Information on state assessments for English language learners (ELLs) and includes resources for:
The University Interscholastic League exists to provide educational extracurricular academic, athletic, and music contests. The UIL was created by The University of Texas at Austin in 1910 and has grown into the largest inter-school organization of its kind in the world.
University Interscholastic League
ESC Region 12 Special Education Resources >
ESC Region 12 Guide to 504
U.S. Department of Education: FAQ on Section 504 and the Education of Children with Disabilities
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