TEA Brochures

The TEA-produced brochures linked below are available for download and printing by school districts and the general public. A more extensive list of TEA publications is available at the TEA Publications Division.

Graduation Toolkit

The 2016 Graduation Toolkit (PDF, 1MB) provides details about the Foundation High School Program, benefits and explanation of the Distinguished Level of achievement option, endorsement choices, checklists and resources.

School Accountability Rating System  

This one-page document explains the 2014 accountability rating system. A PDF version is available for printing.

A video is also available that provides a quick overview of the rating system in English. The video is also available in Spanish.

STAAR - State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness

These brochures, available in English and Spanish, contain information about the STAAR assessments. They include both general information for grades 3 through 8 and specific information for high school end-of-course testing.

STAAR - Student Testing Program Guide (PDF)          Guía del Programa de Evaluación de Estudiantes (PDF)      
State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness: A guide to the student testing program
Brochure size: 8.5 x 14, color
Year produced: 2014

STAAR - High School Testing Program Guide (PDF)          Guía del Programa de Evaluación para Secundaria (PDF)  
State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness: A guide to the high school testing program
Brochure size: 8.5 x 14, color
Year produced: 2014

A STAAR Media Toolkit is also available.

Pocket Edition

Published annually since 1991, the Pocket Edition reports a variety of state-level statistics covering topics including student enrollment, test performance, graduation and college admissions, personnel and financial information, accountability ratings, and attendance.

District and Service Center Maps

Maps showing the 20 Education Service Center regions and the more than 1,000 school districts are available online.