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Testing and Accountability

Two key responsibilities of the Texas Education Agency are assessing public school students on what they have learned and determining district and school accountability ratings. TEA provides an array of reports based on the results of student testing and other assessments. Another key function of the agency involves testing and certifying educators to make sure they are prepared to deliver high quality education to the state’s schoolchildren.

Announcements

October 21, 2014

Texas Safe Schools Week: Districts and charters reminded of state's fingerprinting requirements

 As part of Texas Safe Schools Week (Oct. 19-25), the Texas Education Agency today reminded districts and charters of the state’s fingerprinting requirements aimed at assuring the safety of all students, teachers and staff in public schools. In 2007, the Texas Legislature passed a law requiring fingerprint-based criminal background reviews for certain school employees. 

October 20, 2014

Safe Schools Week: Preparedness is Key

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) and the Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC) at Texas State University are working closely to ensure that students and staff enjoy the benefits of a safe and orderly learning environment and are reminding all Texans of the need to work together to keep our schools safe and secure.

October 17, 2014

SBOE names 10 businesses as Employers for Education Excellence

The State Board of Education today named 10 Texas businesses as the 2014 Employers for Education Excellence (EEE).  From the U.S. Army to a grocery store, these employers and their staffs are recognized for their ongoing support and commitment to Texas public schools.

October 16, 2014

TEA, Texas School Safety Center partner for Oct. 19-25 Safe Schools Week

 The Texas Education Agency (TEA) and the Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC) today renewed their annual partnership for the 2014 Texas Safe Schools Week, Oct. 19 - 25. TEA and TxSSC share a mutual goal of assuring all public schools are places where students, parents, teachers and administrators feel secure during the course of every school day.