TEA News Releases Online
Aug. 30, 2012
Texas SUCCESS provides free online
math and reading resources
AUSTIN – The Texas Education Agency this week launched Texas Students Using Curriculum Content to Ensure Sustained Success or Texas SUCCESS, which provides online interactive mathematics and reading material available around the clock to students in grades 3-8.
Texas SUCCESS has two primary components: an online interactive math program, that will help students strengthen their math concepts, and an online interactive reading program, which includes engaging content in a game-like format.
These resources will be accessible from school or home to support students at all skill levels and encourage progress and achievement as students move through the activities. Each program will assess the student’s skill level then assign and deliver appropriate curriculum tailored to that student’s abilities.
Teachers and parents will receive reports showing progress and notify them when intervention is needed.
The new program is part of the state’s Student Success Initiative (SSI). TEA has created an SSI Support Center at the Region 20 Education Service Center in San Antonio. The center has developed a single web portal, www.texassuccess.org, where students, parents and school officials can access resources for both math and reading.
Webinars, presentations and training opportunities for this project will be provided. Visit www.texassuccess.org or call (877) 315-4918 toll free to sign up.
Also in an effort to support students who need math and reading assistance, Student Success Initiative formula grants (SSIG) will be available to schools this fall. The grants will be allocated to districts based on the number of students in grades 5 and 8 during the 2011-2012 school year who scored below the average state raw score on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR™).
Districts will have flexibility to use these funds to carry out programs to provide intensive, targeted interventions for students in kindergarten through 12th grade who are struggling in the core content areas, which are mathematics, English language arts/reading, science and social studies.
Detailed information about the SSIG will be released next month.