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Texas Education Agency

November 18, 2022

Texas Career and Technical Education (CTE) News


An updated Preliminary 2023 Academic Accountability System Framework is now available on the 2023 Accountability Development Materials website. As part of the continuous improvement process, the agency spent more than two years consulting with stakeholders on enhancements to the accountability system. The proposed enhancements described in the updated preliminary framework are designed to provide parents, community members, and educators with the data essential to drive improved outcomes for all Texas children.

A two-page summary document provides an overview of the proposed adjustments and is intended to guide discussions and spur additional stakeholder feedback, which will be gathered through winter 2022. Additionally, a summary of stakeholder feedback and adjustments provides a summary of how stakeholder feedback has informed updates to the framework since the June release.

For additional information, please view the November 9, 2022 To the Administrator Addressed letter.

CTE Alignment Reports

Updated CTE Alignment reports are now available in the Career and Technical Education Reports (CTER) application in TEAL. LEA personnel may use these reports to analyze the Programs of Study and aligned IBCs they offer. The reports contain autocoded data for students' CTE status indicators, LEA course offerings, and LEAs’ self-reported data for IBCs earned for school years 2020-2021 and 2021-2022. LEAs may have more current or additional information that was not reported in PEIMS. Staff should use all available information when making programmatic decisions.


Need CTE courses now? The Texas Virtual School Network (TXVSN) offers students the opportunity to access CTE courses aligned to Programs of Study and to put students on the path to becoming a CTE Concentrator or CTE Completer. Using the TXVSN statewide catalog, students have more opportunities to engage in a Program of Study to prepare them for future education and careers. For more information about the courses offered through the TXVSN, please visit the TXVSN website or email the TXVSN at https://txvsn.zendesk.com/.

Required ASVAB Reporting

Annually, LEAs are required to report whether they offered the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) or an alternative test to students as required by Senate Bill 1843 (85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2017). LEAs report meeting this requirement through the PEIMS Fall Submission.  The submission due date for LEAs and ESCs is 12/08/22 with a resubmission due date of 1/19/23. LEAs should ensure the PEIMS coordinator has the testing information to accurately report to TEA before the PEIMS Fall deadlines.

For more information, visit the TEA ASVAB page.

Grant Opportunity for Regional Conveners

A new grant opportunity aims to identify, train, and designate regional conveners in each of Texas' 28 workforce development areas. The 2022-2024 Tri-Agency Grant for Regional Conveners is available on the TEA Grant Opportunities webpage. Eligible applicants include education service centers, institutions of higher education, workforce development boards, and non-profit organizations. These entities may apply for up to $600,000 in funding to establish the infrastructure needed to support planning and implementation of high-quality career and education pathways across their workforce development area. Designated regional conveners will join the Texas Regional Pathways Network (TRPN), a growing community of regional partners committed to building regional talent pipelines to targeted industries that will spur economic growth across the state. For more information, please join us for an informational webinar on December 6, 2022, from 9:00am-10:00am CST at https://jff.webex.com/meet/agauler. Contact lindsey.phillips@tea.texas.gov with any questions.

Grant Opportunity for New CTSOs

The Texas Education Agency will offer a new grant opportunity to provide initial funding of $25,000 for up to four new state Career and Technical Student Organizations. Eligible CTSOs will be selected through a competitive Letter of Interest process. Funds will support these organizations in the development of opportunities for secondary career and technical education students to develop their leadership skills, personal growth, and career success through work-based learning, employability skill development, and project-based learning. The TEA Grant Opportunities page will post the grant guidelines for the New CTSOs Grant as soon as it is available.


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