Student Testing and Accountability

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  • Two key responsibilities of the Texas Education Agency are assessing public school students on what they have learned and determining district and school accountability ratings. TEA provides an array of reports based on the results of student testing and other assessments.

    Accountability

    The Texas Education Agency evaluates public schools and districts under state and federal accountability requirements.

    Certificate of High School Equivalency

    Texas offers residents of Texas who have a government-issued photo ID and are 18 years of age or older the opportunity to earn a State of Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency. This page provides additional information about the test series.

    Monitoring & Interventions

    The Division of School Improvement, formerly known as Program Monitoring and Interventions, supports the state’s goals for public education by reviewing, evaluating, monitoring, and intervening with campuses and their local education agencies (LEAs, which include districts and charter schools) to ensure excellence in education for all students.

    Testing

    TEA's testing page provides an overview of and results from our state’s student assessment program, including the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR), the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) and the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS).