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2014 State Board of Education Meeting Dates   

  • January 28-31, 2014
  • April 9-11, 2014
  • July 16-18, 2014
  • September 17-19, 2014
  • November 19-21, 2014

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Commissioner Williams seeks extension of ESEA waiver and extends teacher, principal evaluation and support systems pilot

  Commissioner of Education Michael Williams has sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan seeking an extension of the state’s waiver from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). In the letter, he also notified Secretary Duncan that the state would be adding an additional year to the pilot program for the ...

Majority of Class of 2015 already finished with STAAR® end-of-course exams

A majority of high school students (81 percent) in the Class of 2015 – the first class graduating under State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) testing requirements – has already successfully passed all five required STAAR end-of-course exams before reaching their senior year.

Preliminary statewide STAAR® grades3-8 passing rates relatively stable for third consecutive year

 Statewide passing rates for the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) mathematics and reading tests in grades three through eight remained relatively stable for the third consecutive year, according to preliminary results released today by the Texas Education Agency.