Teachers

Texas public schools employ more than 320,000 teachers plus about 70,000 additional professional staff members such as principals, central office administrators and others. The Texas Education Agency provides a wide array of services that help educators do their jobs. Those functions include accrediting educator certification programs, issuing teaching certificates, distributing curriculum standards and textbooks and providing standardized student tests. This web portal attempts to bring together information educators need to function effectively and efficiently as they work with the state’s 4.7 million students.

Announcements

June 11, 2014

Majority of Class of 2015 already finished with STAAR® end-of-course exams

A majority of high school students (81 percent) in the Class of 2015 – the first class graduating under State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) testing requirements – has already successfully passed all five required STAAR end-of-course exams before reaching their senior year.

May 29, 2014

Preliminary statewide STAAR® grades3-8 passing rates relatively stable for third consecutive year

 Statewide passing rates for the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) mathematics and reading tests in grades three through eight remained relatively stable for the third consecutive year, according to preliminary results released today by the Texas Education Agency.

May 21, 2014

Sunset Review of the Texas Education Agency

The Sunset Advisory Commission is seeking comments on recommendations made to the 83rd Texas Legislature on the Texas Education Agency.

May 28, 2014

Statewide teaching and learning conditions survey deadline extended

  The Texas Education Agency today announced it is extending the deadline for a statewide survey on school teaching and learning conditions to Friday, June 6.