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Special Education Ad Hoc Reporting System (SPEARS)

 

What is SPEARS?

The Special Education Ad Hoc Reporting System (SPEARS) is a dynamic reporting tool designed for accessing and analyzing data related to Special Education in the state of Texas. The data provided is collected from school districts and charter schools by means of the Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS), and is provided as a service of the Texas Education Agency.

Types of Data

  • Child Count
  • Instructional Setting
  • Disproportionality
  • Exit
  • Disciplinary Action
  • Extended School Year (ESY)

Practical Applications

  • Public requests for state/region data
  • Getting more from Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS) data
  • Regional accountability

Who can access SPEARS?

Originally, SPEARS was designed to provide statewide and regional reports to the general public. Recent guidance from the USDE Office of Special Education Programs and Family Policy Compliance Office has required the TEA to limit access to SPEARS to Texas Education Agency Security Environment (TEASE) account holders. TEASE Account Holders include personnel at TEA, ESC and school districts. These personnel are permitted to access confidential student level data SPEARS generates.

Use the links below to request TEASE access or login to SPEARS:

To apply for TEASE access to use SPEARS:

  1. Automated TEASE Form for those requesting access to a single district or region.
  2. Paper TEASE Form for those requesting access to multiple districts in a Shared Service Arrangement (SSA). http://www.tea.state.tx.us/forms/tease/spears_ext.htm

Login to SPEARS (TEASE account holders only)

Division of Federal and State Education Policy
1701 North Congress Avenue | Austin, Texas 78701-1494
Telephone: 512.463.9414 | Fax: 512.463.9560

Last Updated: October 11, 2007 | Created: February 6, 2007

Page last modified on 1/30/2013 11:36:06 AM.