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.
August 22, 2014
School districts and charters have been advised by
Commissioner of Education Michael Williams that due to the transition to revised
curriculum standards in mathematics, State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) assessments
for grades 5 and 8 mathematics will be administered only once in the
2014–2015 school year.
August 20, 2014
The Texas Education Agency today released the findings of the Teaching, Empowering, Leading, and Learning (TELL) survey taken by more than 83,000 educators. The survey examined whether teachers have the support necessary to teach effectively.
August 18, 2014
The Texas Education Agency released more than 40
State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) tests for
2014. The tests and answer keys are now accessible on
the agency's website.
August 12, 2014
The August issue of the Texas Education Today newsletter is now available online. It features stories about the state’s record-high graduation rate, a HB 5 graduation toolkit, the latest news from the State Board of Education and more.