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, 2014
Almost 80 percent of 5thand 8th graders successfully passed the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) mathematics test on their first attempt in April, according to numbers released today by the Texas Education Agency.
April 21, 2014
Updated STAAR brochures are available for download on the TEA website.
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.