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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 releases “what if” school accountability ratings while official 2023 ratings delayed due to lawsuit

Nov 10, 2023

TEA is releasing “what if” ratings to districts, using its new adopted accountability system methodology but based on 2021-22 ratings, to give school…

TEA delays release of A-F school ratings

Sep 13, 2023

The delay comes after several districts sued to stop TEA from releasing rankings produced under a new rating system.

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…

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.

Federal Every Student Succeeds Act Title I, Part A Paraprofessional Requirements

Jan 27, 2021

TEA released a Title I, Part A Paraprofessional Requirements One-Pager (1/25/21), setting out the requirements that the Elementary and Secondary…

TEA will not rate districts, campuses in 2020

Apr 3, 2020

The Texas Education Agency received approval from U.S. Department of Education this week to waive statewide assessment and accountability…

USDE offers to waive assessment accountability requirements due to COVID-19

Mar 13, 2020

The U.S. Department of Education is working with states on a variety of measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic. One measure would allow exemptions…