Mathematics and Reading Academies

In 2015 the 84th Texas Legislature (Regular Session) passed legislation directing the commissioner of education to develop and make available the following professional development opportunities to Texas public school teachers:

  • Mathematics achievement academies for teachers who provide math instruction to students at the kindergarten, first, second, or third grade level (Senate Bill 934, 84th Texas Legislature, 2015)
  • Literacy achievement academies for teachers who provide reading instruction to students at the kindergarten or first, second, or third grade level (SB 925, 84th Texas Legislature, 2015)
  • Reading-to-learn academies for teachers who provide reading comprehension instruction to students at the fourth or fifth grade level (SB 972 84th Texas Legislature, 2015)

The mathematics and reading academies will be implemented during summer 2016 and summer 2017 according to the following schedule:

Summer 2016  

Summer 2017  

Reading
Kindergarten Reading
Grade 1 Reading 

Reading
Grade 2 Reading
Grade 3 Reading
Grade 4 Reading
 
Grade 5 Reading

Math
Grade 2 Mathematics
Grade 3 Mathematics

Math
Kindergarten Mathematics /  Grade 1 Mathematics

Announcements

A Frequently Asked Questions document (PDF, 547 KB) regarding the Literacy and Mathematics Achievement Academies is now available.

Instructions for Finding Your Unique ID (PDF, 191KB) - For timely processing of teacher stipends for academy attendance, participant’s ten-digit Unique ID number is required.

Related Correspondence  

The following correspondence and additional details regarding the mathematics and reading academies is now available.

Literacy and Mathematics Achievement Academies Announcement 
http://tea.texas.gov/About_TEA/News_and_Multimedia/Correspondence/TAA_Letters/Reading_Academies_and_Math_Academies/

Literacy and Mathematics Achievement Academy Teacher Stipends  
http://tea.texas.gov/About_TEA/News_and_Multimedia/Correspondence/TAA_Letters/Literacy_and_Mathematics_Achievement_Academy_Teacher_Stipends/

Priority Campuses for Academies by Region  

In accordance with the legislation, the commissioner must adopt criteria for selecting teachers who may attend the academies. Priority must be given to teachers who teach math and/or reading at the grade levels indicated above at campuses at which 50% or more of the students are educationally disadvantaged. Additionally, teachers who attend the academies may be entitled to receive a stipend for successful completion of an academy. 

Region 1 List of Priority Campuses (PDF, 179KB)

Region 2 List of Priority Campuses (PDF, 103KB)

Region 3 List of Priority Campuses (PDF, 87KB)

Region 4 List of Priority Campuses (PDF, 268KB)

Region 5 List of Priority Campuses (PDF, 86KB)

Region 6 List of Priority Campuses (PDF, 108KB)

Region 7 List of Priority Campuses (PDF, 125KB)

Region 8 List of Priority Campuses (PDF, 93KB)

Region 9 List of Priority Campuses (PDF, 83KB)

Region 10 List of Priority Campuses (PDF, 232KB)

Region 11 List of Priority Campuses (PDF, 163KB)

Region 12 List of Priority Campuses (PDF, 119KB)

Region 13 List of Priority Campuses (PDF, 136KB)

Region 14 List of Priority Campuses (PDF, 88KB)

Region 15 List of Priority Campuses (PDF, 88KB)

Region 16 List of Priority Campuses (PDF, 98KB)

Region 17 List of Priority Campuses (PDF, 97KB)

Region 18 List of Priority Campuses (PDF, 88KB)

Region 19 List of Priority Campuses (PDF, 114KB)

Region 20 List of Priority Campuses (PDF, 194KB)