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.
April 23, 2013
Commissioner of Education Michael L. Williams today announced the four components that will be part of the new 2013 state accountability system for school districts, campuses and charters in Texas. The first ratings under this system will be issued by the Texas Education Agency on August 8, 2013.
March 26, 2013
The scoring guides used for the grades four and seven State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness personal narrative and expository essays are now posted.
March 12, 2013
Commissioner of Education Michael L. Williams today announced he is accelerating the scheduled release dates for State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR™), with all general assessments to be released in August following statewide administration of the tests this spring.
March 01, 2013
Commissioner of Education Michael L. Williams today announced that the Texas Education Agency (TEA) has submitted a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan formally requesting a waiver to specific provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), commonly known as the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001.