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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 training for new T-TESS Alternate Domain I

May 2, 2024

TEA is planning appraiser training sessions to prepare for the implementation of an optional Alternate Domain 1 for T-TESS this fall.

TCTA seeks clarity from TEA on T-TESS Domain IV

Oct 27, 2023

TCTA is working with TEA to provide more clarity regarding proper evaluation by appraisers of Domain IV.

TEA seeks teacher input on proposed T-TESS Domain 1 alternative

Sep 22, 2022

TEA is seeking applicants for a committee that will review and provide input on a potential new T-TESS Alternate Domain 1.

TEA gives update on spring administration of state assessments

Jan 21, 2021

The Texas Education Agency is moving forward with the spring administrations of STAAR, STAAR Alternate 2, TELPAS and TELPAS Alternate, but it will…

HB 3 and Assessment: Comprehensive bill bringing changes to classrooms across Texas

Dec 17, 2019

One of the signature pieces of legislation from the 2019 session, HB 3 was an enormously comprehensive school finance bill. It also includes a number…