Chief Academic Officer September Bulletin

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Texas Education Agency

Chief Academic Officers

 Office of Academics 

September 6th, 2018

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

Free 2018-19 Interim Assessments Available

TEA has launched the free interim assessment tool for the 2018–2019 school year. Test questions for the interim assessments are developed with Texas teachers and include former STAAR items. The interim assessments will provide actionable data for teachers to use to improve instruction, at the student expectation level. Reporting for interim assessments will be provided through a new online reporting suite in the Texas Assessment Management System. 

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New Texas School Report Card Website

With the release of the new A-F Accountability System, TEA launched a new website to show how well different schools and districts are doing. Each report provides a in-depth look into how campuses and districts are performing overall and in different areas.


Explore the Website 


New Parent Guides for PreK-2nd Grade

The Parent Guides were created to help families understand some of the things their child will learn each school year. These resource documents have been developed for Prekindergarten 3, Prekindergarten 4, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, and 2nd Grade in English and Spanish and may be distributed to families at various times during the school year.

Download the Guides


CTE Programs of Study Information

TEA is in the process of revising Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs of study to reflect high wage, high demand occupations in Texas. The August 30th TAA provides additional details about the background, process, and next steps.

Read the TAA


2018 Accountability Data Downloads Available

The full 2018 accountability data downloads are now available in an Excel, comma-delimited, or tab-delimited format. Additionally, the Accountability Ratings Domain Data Overview Report and the Distinction Designation Data Overview Report are available. These tools allow users to sort by domain score or distinction indicator to determine how a campus performed in relation to other campuses in its campus comparison group. 

Access the Data