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

Academy Stipends

The Texas Legislature has appropriated funding to pay stipends to eligible teachers who successfully complete academies. A teacher who successfully completes an academy will be eligible to receive a $350 stipend, minus applicable income taxes and payroll deductions.

TEA will process payments to school districts and charter schools for disbursement to eligible teachers who completed an academy. Teachers who completed academy training and who submitted a signed verification form accepting the stipend upon completion of the training will receive a stipend.

Once stipend information has been verified and processed, TEA will issue a payment to each school district and charter school that had an eligible teacher complete an approved training. Districts and schools are required to pay teachers the stipend in a timely manner. Districts and schools will be notified of the payment and will be provided a detailed list of the teachers who are to receive the stipend. Correspondence will be sent to the district or charter school superintendent as well as to the district business office at the email address on file in the AskTED system.

For questions related to stipend payment, teachers should first contact their district or charter school business office, followed by the ESC responsible for the academy training.

Announcements

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 Education Service Center (ESC) 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. 

2017 Eligible Campus Lists by ESC Region
 

Region 1 List of Priority Campuses (PDF, 165KB)

Region 2 List of Priority Campuses (PDF, 102KB)

Region 3 List of Priority Campuses (PDF, 90KB)

Region 4 List of Priority Campuses (PDF, 242KB)

Region 5 List of Priority Campuses (PDF, 89KB)

Region 6 List of Priority Campuses (PDF, 109KB)

Region 7 List of Priority Campuses (PDF, 119KB)

Region 8 List of Priority Campuses (PDF, 96KB)

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

Region 10 List of Priority Campuses (PDF, 210KB)

Region 11 List of Priority Campuses (PDF, 194KB)

Region 12 List of Priority Campuses (PDF, 155KB)

Region 13 List of Priority Campuses (PDF, 167KB)

Region 14 List of Priority Campuses (PDF, 127KB)

Region 15 List of Priority Campuses (PDF, 131KB)

Region 16 List of Priority Campuses (PDF, 140KB)

Region 17 List of Priority Campuses (PDF, 139KB)

Region 18 List of Priority Campuses (PDF, 87KB)

Region 19 List of Priority Campuses (PDF, 111KB)

Region 20 List of Priority Campuses (PDF, 162KB)

2016 Eligible Campus Lists by ESC Region
 

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)