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Texas offers a number of programs designed to help make students college and career ready. Those programs include Advanced Placement, dual credit, the International Baccalaureate program, and Early College High School. College and career readiness standards have been built into the TEKS.
Through decades of hard work, Texas has developed one of the highest graduation
rates in the country. Texas students can now craft a graduation plan
that reflects their personal interests through the use of
specializations called endorsements. Along with passing the required
courses, Texas has required every graduating class, beginning with the
Class of 1987, to pass state standardized tests in order to earn a
Despite major revisions in the textbook adoption and distribution process
in recent years, Texas remains one of the most influential states in
the instructional materials market in the country. Millions of print and
online textbooks and other instructional materials are purchased each
A number of specialized programs are available to Texas students. These programs help provide a strong foundation, provide different learning environments and focus on workplace training. This includes programs such as character education, health and safety education, the Texas Virtual School Network, guidance and counseling and career and technical education.
Students enrolled in Texas schools speak more than 120 different languages. Consequently, a growing number of Texas students need help with English language acquisition. Bilingual education and English as a Second Language classes are available for these students. Others programs that focus on particular student needs are early childhood education, dyslexia and Section 504 training, and gifted and talented education. Specialized programs are also available to meet the needs of migrant students and children in foster care.
About eight percent of Texas public school students receive some kind of special education
service. This can range, for example, from 30 minutes a week for speech
therapy to life skills training. A wide array of support and services
are available to students.
The Subject Areas provides state-level support, information and
non-regulatory guidance to school administrators, teachers, counselors,
parents, and students about general curriculum laws and rules,
particularly with respect to graduation requirements, options for
offering courses, and the award of credit.
Curriculum Phone: (512) 463-9581 Email: email@example.comInstructional Materials and Educational Technology Phone: (512) 463-9601
Review and Adoption:Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgInstructional Materials Ordering and Distribution:Email: email@example.comEducational Technology:Email: firstname.lastname@example.org