New Educator Standards and Test Frameworks

The development of certification tests is based on the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC)-approved certification standards for each field. Prior to approval by the SBEC, each set of proposed certification standards is posted for 30 days for public comment. Test frameworks, which help guide the test development process for a new or revised certification test and are based on SBEC-approved certification standards, are also posted for 30 days for public comment.

Drafts for Public Comment

No draft frameworks available for public comment. 

 

School Librarian and Reading Specialist Educator Standards Advisory Committee Nominations

At the direction of the SBEC, TEA is currently seeking nominations for Educator Standards Advisory Committee members for School Librarian and Reading Specialist certificate areas. 

These Educator Standards Advisory Committees will: 

  • advise on relevant updates to the educator standards, and 
  • advise on issues related to the certificate area more broadly. 

The nomination period begins on December 15, 2020, and closes on February 15, 2021.  Educators may nominate themselves or another educator for committee consideration. To nominate an educator, please complete the appropriate nomination form below and submit the form via email to TEAEducatorStandards@tea.texas.gov on or before the February 15, 2021 deadline.  

School Librarian Educator Standards Advisory Committee Nomination Form 

Reading Specialist Educator Standards Advisory Committee Nomination Form 

Educators who are accepted on the committee will be notified directly by TEA staff. TEA plans to bring between 8-15 committee members each for School Librarian and Reading Specialist committees to the SBEC for approval in April 2021.  

Approved Test Frameworks

Recently approved test frameworks are posted below. 

#217 English Language Arts and Reading 4-8 Framework - Version with marked changes and the final framework with all revisions incorporated. 

#252 School Counselor Framework

#253 Educational Diagnostician Framework

#258 Physical Education EC-12 Framework

#292 Early Childhood: PK–3 Framework

#293 Science of Teaching Reading Framework - Version with marked changes and the final framework with all revisions incorporated.  

#370 Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities for Trade and Industrial Education 6-12