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Texas Education Agency, 2017
This report provides information on enrollment in the Texas public school system from the 2006-07 through 2016-17 school years, based on data collected through the Texas Student Data System. Enrollment data are provided by grade, race/ethnicity, gender, and economically disadvantaged status, and for special populations and instructional programs.…
Descriptors: Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Public Schools, Elementary Secondary Education
Texas Education Agency, 2017
The Texas English Language Learner (ELL) Progress Measure provides year-to-year performance expectations on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) content-area assessments for Texas ELL students. The ELL Progress Measure expectations take into account the level of English language proficiency ELL students possess, thus…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Progress Monitoring, Outcome Measures, Measurement Objectives
Texas Education Agency, 2016
Beginning in the 2017-2018 school year, appraisal systems in Texas, whether the state-recommended system or a locally developed system, will need to include a measure of student growth at the individual teacher level. Student growth measures how much a student progresses academically during his or her time with a particular teacher. It takes into…
Descriptors: Growth Models, Outcome Measures, Academic Achievement, Portfolio Assessment
Texas Education Agency, 2016
The Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) fulfills federal requirements for assessing the English language proficiency of English language learners (ELLs) in kindergarten through grade 12 in four language domains: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. TELPAS assesses students in alignment with the Texas English…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Language Proficiency, Language Skills, English Language Learners
Texas Education Agency, 2016
The Texas Education Agency's (TEA) approved instrument for evaluating teachers, the Professional Development and Appraisal System (PDAS), was the primary instrument used by 86 percent of local education agencies (LEAs) in the state and has been in place since 1997. In acknowledging the vital roles teachers play in student achievement, and based on…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, Faculty Development, Feedback (Response)
Texas Education Agency, 2016
This report provides information on enrollment in the Texas public school system from the 2005-06 through 2015-16 school years, based on data collected through the Texas Public Education Information Management System. Enrollment data are provided by grade, race/ethnicity, gender, and economically disadvantaged status, and for special populations…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Enrollment Trends, Racial Differences, Ethnicity
Texas Education Agency, 2015
The Texas Education Agency developed the 2015 Texas State Plan to Ensure Equitable Access to Excellent Educators as part of a U.S. Department of Education (ED) requirement that states develop plans to ensure that all students have equal access to a quality education, regardless of race, ethnicity, or family income. Texas has had an equity plan in…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Equal Education, Educational Quality, Stakeholders
Texas Education Agency, 2014
Commissioner's Rules Concerning the State Plan for Educating English Language Learners (ELLs) states that all school districts that are required to provide bilingual education and/or English as a second language (ESL) programs establish and operate a Language Proficiency Assessment Committee (LPAC). The LPACs are charged with reviewing all…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Guidelines, Bilingual Education Programs, English (Second Language)
Texas Education Agency, 2014
Under Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §89.1225(h), districts are required to use the exit criteria represented in the chart titled "2013-2014 English Proficiency Exit Criteria Chart" found at (http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=4098) to exit English language learners (ELLs) from bilingual/ESL programs. The exit criteria under TAC…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Student Evaluation, Language Proficiency, Evaluation Criteria
Texas Education Agency, 2013
Under Title III of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), the Texas Education Agency is required to establish Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAOs) for the English language acquisition and academic achievement of limited English proficient (LEP) students. This 2013 Guide to Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives provides AMAO…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Accountability, English (Second Language)
Texas Education Agency, 2011
This report reviews Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) examination participation and performance in Texas during the 2009-10 school year. Campus-, district-, and state-level examination results for students in Texas public schools are presented, as well as state-level examination results for students in Texas public and…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Standardized Tests, Public Schools, Private Schools