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.
November 07, 2013
The Texas Education Agency today released the final 2013 state accountability system ratings for more than 1,200 school districts and charters, and more than 8,500 campuses. The final ratings are issued following an appeals process provided to districts and charters who contested district or campus ratings originally announced in August.
November 07, 2013
Commissioner of Education Michael Williams noted that 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) results released today showed the average mathematics scores for 8th graders and 4th graders in Texas public schools were higher than the national average.
November 06, 2013
Commissioner of Education Michael Williams today noted that 14 Texas school districts are among 477 in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on its 4th Annual AP® District Honor Roll. The Honor Roll recognizes districts for increasing access to AP course work while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams.
October 24, 2013
Commissioner of Education Michael Williams today noted the strong performance of Texas 8th graders in an inaugural study linking national and international assessments. Results for assessments conducted in 2011 showed scores in the top twelve for Texas students taking the 8th grade Mathematics exam – higher than the national scores of the United States, Finland and the overall TIMSS scale average.