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TCTA follows and compiles the latest news impacting teachers and other classroom personnel. We actively monitor and bring you the latest information from the Texas Education Agency, the State Board of Education, the State Board for Educator Certification, the Teacher Retirement System of Texas and the U.S. Department of Education. We also include summaries of the latest news in the TCTA eUpdate newsletter.

TEA announces STAAR policy changes for 2023-24

Aug 24, 2023

TEA announced changes to its assessment policies for 2023-24 to comply with changes in Texas law.

Grade 3-8 STAAR scores show students still struggle with math and reading after pandemic

Aug 16, 2023

Scores for students in grades 3-8 have continued to improve since the pandemic, but more than half of Texas students are still struggling with math…

History, civics scores drop for eighth graders on Nation's Report Card

May 4, 2023

Scores in U.S. history and civics for eighth graders are down across the U.S., according to recent results from the Nation's Report Card.

TEA plans STAAR redesign training sessions for teachers

Nov 17, 2022

TEA sent notices to teachers on Nov. 14 outlining several upcoming opportunities to receive training about the newly redesigned STAAR tests.

Texas students deliver 'notable and mostly positive' results on national exam

Nov 3, 2022

The first nationwide examination of student learning during the pandemic revealed serious declines across the country, though Texas fourth graders…

TEA releases resources to help educators prepare for redesigned STAAR tests

Sep 8, 2022

TEA has released final test blueprints for the redesigned STAAR exams that will be implemented in spring 2023.

Spring STAAR testing begins March 28

Mar 25, 2022

The spring administration window for STAAR Alternate 2 begins March 28. The STAAR EOC window opens April 5.

TEA releases rules for accommodations as STAAR shifts to online testing in December

Mar 3, 2022

TEA said requests for paper exams should be submitted only if a student's required accommodation cannot be delivered in an online format.

TEA emphasizes support for teachers in transition to online assessment in 2022-23

Nov 4, 2021

TEA announced new resources to support school districts in the transition to online state summative assessments in the 2022-23 school year, including…

Changes coming to STAAR in 2022–23

Oct 1, 2021

Visit TEA's STAAR Redesign webpage to learn more about four changes coming to STAAR.