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.
Aug 24, 2023
TEA announced changes to its assessment policies for 2023-24 to comply with changes in Texas law.
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…
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.
Nov 17, 2022
TEA sent notices to teachers on Nov. 14 outlining several upcoming opportunities to receive training about the newly redesigned STAAR tests.
Nov 3, 2022
The first nationwide examination of student learning during the pandemic revealed serious declines across the country, though Texas fourth graders…
Sep 8, 2022
TEA has released final test blueprints for the redesigned STAAR exams that will be implemented in spring 2023.
Mar 25, 2022
The spring administration window for STAAR Alternate 2 begins March 28. The STAAR EOC window opens April 5.
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.
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…