March 20, 2020

TEA Posts Additional Updates and Guidance on Assessment and Accountability If you are not already doing so…Members may want to check the agency’s new COVID-19 website each day for new information. For example, yesterday, March 19, TEA posted three...

March 18, 2020

Student Assessment Update: Cancellation of STAAR, completion of TELPAS, EOCs, and SSI TEA just posted guidance regarding “Cancellation of STAAR Testing for the Remainder of the School Year” In the TAA, the agency provides guidance on SSI, TELPAS, STAAR Alt...

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...