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Accountability System for Educator Preparation (ASEP)

The purpose of the accountability system for educator preparation is to assure that each educator preparation program (EPP) is held accountable for the readiness for certification of candidates completing the programs. The accreditation status of an EPP shall be determined at least annually, based on performance standards established in rule by the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC), with regard to EPP accountability performance indicators, disaggregated with respect to gender and ethnicity.

Texas Senate Bill C.S.S.B. No. 174 June 2009, passed by the 81st Texas Legislature and approved by the governor, states that the Accountability System will be built on four standards: (1) the results of certification examinations (2) beginning teacher performance based on an appraisal system (3) achievement, including improvement in achievement, of students taught by teachers in their first three years (4) compliance with SBEC rules regarding the frequency, duration, and quality of field supervision of first year teachers.

In addition, five new levels of accountability status have been established: not rated, accredited, accredited-warned, accredited-probation; not accredited-revoked. The last three mentioned have consequences defined in TAC Chapter 229.

Educator Preparation Program Accreditation Ratings by Year                                            

Archived Accreditation Ratings

Educator Preparation Program Annual Performace Reports by Year

April 23, 2014

Almost 80 percent of 5th and 8th graders pass on first attempt at STAAR

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 22, 2014

Survey on new financial accountability indicators now available

A brief survey asking for input on the indicators that will form the new financial accountability system required by House Bill 5 is now available on the TEA website’s home page. The survey will be open until May 18. If you have any questions, please contact the Financial Accountability Division at (512) 463-9238.

April 17, 2014

Two Texas students selected for National Youth Science Camp

The Texas Education Agency today announced that two students have been selected to represent Texas as delegates to the 2014 National Youth Science Camp. The National Youth Science Camp, one of the nation’s premier programs in secondary science education, is an annual summer forum where two delegates representing each state exchange ideas with leading scientists and other professionals from academic and corporate worlds.

April 14, 2014

Commissioner Williams to appoint Beaumont ISD Board of Managers

  Texas Commissioner of Education Michael Williams today announced his decision to appoint a board of managers to oversee the management of the Beaumont Independent School District (BISD). The Commissioner also announced his intent to name a new superintendent for the district.