Testing & 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.
March 20, 2014
of Education Michael Williams has advised superintendents he will allow
districts to satisfy a requirement to use graphing
calculators for the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR)
grade 8 mathematics assessment with either a traditional handheld graphing
calculator or a graphing calculator application available on an electronic
tablet. The Commissioner’s decision marks the first time an electronic
calculator application has been authorized for use by students in a Texas state
March 06, 2014
The U.S. Department of Education has advised the Texas Education Agency
that the state’s waiver request to address the issue of multiple assessments
for students taking Algebra I at the middle school level will not be granted.
February 28, 2014
The Texas Education Agency today released accreditation statuses for
school districts and charters across the state. Accreditation statuses are
based on state academic accountability ratings, the Financial Integrity Rating
System of Texas (known commonly as School FIRST), data reporting, special
program effectiveness, and compliance with statutory and regulatory
February 27, 2014
The Spanish version of the 2012-13 Texas Academic Performance Reports glossary is now available.