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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 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.

Technology issues disrupt STAAR writing, English exams

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…

TEA seeks feedback on proposed STAAR changes

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…

Morath gives remote learners an out on taking STAAR

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…