Chief Academic Officer May Bulletin

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Texas Education Agency

Chief Academic Officers

 Office of Academics 

May 1st, 2018

teachers and student

Welcome to this month’s update curated for district Chief Academic Officers. 

Summer 2018 Math and Reading Academies

The mathematics and reading academies will be available during summer 2018. The ESC Priority List for 2016, 2017, and 2018 eligible campuses is available on TEA's website.


Check Eligibility 


Industry Certification Recommendation Survey

The division of College, Career, and Military Preparation is seeking recommendations from districts, employers, industry associations, and workforce boards on industry certifications they would like to see added to the TEA accountability list. This voluntary survey closes on May 18, 2018.


Read the TAA 


TEC and TAC References for Assessment

To provide better access to statutory and regulatory information, the Student Assessment Department has created a new webpage. The webpage contains links to the specific sections of the Texas Education Code (TEC) and the Texas Administrative Code (TAC) that support and guide the Texas assessment program. 


Visit Webpage 


Final Special Education Strategic Plan

Since June of 2017, work has been underway at TEA to identify areas of strategic importance for improving special education programming in Texas. This work involved input from various stakeholder perspectives around the state and resulted in the creation of a Special Education Strategic Plan that outlines, at a high level, the efforts that TEA will undertake to improve how local education agencies are supported and supervised in their implementation of state and federal requirements for special education. This plan is driven by high expectations for all students and its implementation will focus on outcomes-based performance measures for all those involved.


Read Final Plan 


2018 A-F Accountability Decisions Framework

The commissioner’s final decisions for 2018 accountability are now available. 


Read Framework