March 13, 2020

How did TEA handle the 2009 Accountability Ratings after the H1N1 (swine flu) pandemic? In 2009, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was the statewide test, and some districts were dealing with Hurricane Ike AND the swine flu. H1N1 was first reported...

March 9, 2020

2020 Accountability System Framework Posted TEA published the 2020 Academic Accountability System Framework on Friday, March 6th. TSA accountability experts will quickly notice that the agency did agree with ATAC’s recommendation that the ‘all...

March 2, 2020

TEA Requests Comments on New ESSA Waiver Testing Requirements for Accelerated Students In the long running saga of ESSA testing requirements for accelerated students…TEA is currently proposing to “broaden the [8th grade] advanced mathematics exception to...

February 19, 2020

Question from the Inbox: What happened to the TEA Commissioner’s proposed rules regarding D and F ratings and the proposed rules on STAAR EOC Substitute Assessments? TEA Ruling: On December 31, 2019, TEA withdrew the proposed rules regarding the Needs...

January 29, 2020

TEA Requests Comments on Proposed Revisions to the 2020 Early College High School (ECHS) Blueprints TEA’s Texas College and Career Readiness School Models recently announced that it intends to make the draft 2020 ECHS Blueprint available for public comment from...

January 7, 2020

TEA Requests Comments on Proposed ESSA Amendment ICYMI…On December 19, TEA published a proposed ESSA amendment for public comment. TEA’s proposed amendment requests will “adjust the Closing the Gaps domain graduation rate methodology used in the...