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.
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…
Oct 1, 2021
Visit TEA's STAAR Redesign webpage to learn more about four changes coming to STAAR.
May 14, 2021
TEA advised local districts to cancel the first day of STAAR testing in April after technology issues prevented most students from accessing the…
May 6, 2021
In 2019, lawmakers approved House Bill 3906, which says no more than 75% of a STAAR exam can be presented in a multiple-choice format beginning with…
Feb 25, 2021
Although TCTA and others continue to call for the commissioner to seek a waiver to suspend STAAR testing this year, given the Biden administration’s…