Special Education Ad Hoc Reporting System (SPEARS)

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SPEARS Updates
Child Count and Instructional Setting data are available for school year 2021-2022.


The Special Education Ad Hoc Reporting System (SPEARS) is a dynamic reporting tool designed for accessing and analyzing data related to special education in the state of Texas. The data is collected from local education
agencies (LEAs) by means of the Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS). The Texas Education Agency (TEA) provides SPEARS as a service to LEAs, education service centers (ESCs), and TEA
personnel with approved Texas Education Agency Login (TEAL) access (see TEAL access information below).

Child count, instructional setting, disciplinary action, extended school year, restraint, and exit data are available for approved users through SPEARS.

SPEARS: Disciplinary Action, Child Count, Exit Data, Extended School Year, Instructional Setting, Restraint

Access to SPEARS

Originally, SPEARS was designed to provide statewide and regional reports to the general public. Guidance from the United States Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs and Family Policy Compliance Office required TEA to limit SPEARS access to TEAL account holders. TEAL account holders include TEA, LEA, and ESC personnel.

To request a TEAL account, click "Request New User Account" on the TEAL login screen. Once a TEAL account has been obtained, a user can request access to SPEARS.

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Special Education Program Reporting
Contact Information

Special Education Program, Policy, Engagement, and Reporting
Phone: (512) 463-9414
Fax: (512) 463-9560
Email: SPP@tea.texas.gov
Monday-Friday (8:00 AM to 5:00 PM)

Office of Special Populations
Phone: (512) 463-9414
Fax: (512) 463-9560
Email: specialeducation@tea.texas.gov
Monday-Friday (8:00 AM to 5:00 PM)

Special Education or IEP-Related Questions?

Consult SPEDTex, the Texas Special Education Information Center. This is a resource backed by TEA to inform and support parents, teachers, and anyone committed to the success of children with disabilities.

Phone: 1-855-SPEDTEX (1-855-773-3839)

Website: www.spedtex.org