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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.

Announcements

June 24, 2014

TEA advises districts of Community and Student Engagement deadline

The Texas Education Agency has advised all school districts and charters of the summer deadlines to submit locally-assigned performance ratings. Under House Bill 5 passed last year by the 83rd Texas Legislature, all districts are required to evaluate the district’s performance and the performance of each campus in regard to community and student engagement.

June 11, 2014

Majority of Class of 2015 already finished with STAAR® end-of-course exams

A majority of high school students (81 percent) in the Class of 2015 – the first class graduating under State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) testing requirements – has already successfully passed all five required STAAR end-of-course exams before reaching their senior year.

June 04, 2014

STAAR® end-of-course results strong for Texas high school students

High school students posted strong passing rates for the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) end-of-course exams in Biology, Algebra I and U.S. History, according to preliminary statewide results released today by the Texas Education Agency.

May 29, 2014

Preliminary statewide STAAR® grades3-8 passing rates relatively stable for third consecutive year

 Statewide passing rates for the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) mathematics and reading tests in grades three through eight remained relatively stable for the third consecutive year, according to preliminary results released today by the Texas Education Agency.