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

    August 22, 2014

    SSI grades 5 and 8 STAAR mathematics requirement suspended for 2014-2015

    School districts and charters have been advised by Commissioner of Education Michael Williams that due to the transition to revised statewide 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

    TEA releases TELL survey highlights

    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

    TEA releases 2014 STAAR tests

    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

    August issue of Texas Education Today now available

    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.