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Texas Education Agency, 2017
The Texas Education Agency's (TEA's) 2017 Annual Report is intended to shine light on the agency's commitment to ensuring that every one of the more than five million public school students in Texas is prepared for success in college, a career or the military. In Texas public schools: (1) Graduation rates are at an all-time high and put Texas in…
Descriptors: Educational Planning, Strategic Planning, Statewide Planning, State Departments of 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, 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
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