TEA Updates

News & Updates

  • New CTE Data Reports Published

    Posted by Lisa Harrison on 2/5/2024 3:30:00 PM

    CTE District Alignment Reports for 2022-2023 are available within CTER requiring a secure TEAL login.

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  • 2023-2024 SAAH Adopted

    Posted by Lisa Harrison on 9/25/2023

    The 2023 -2024  Student Attendance Accounting Handbook was updated and adopted September 2023, with changes to CTE information.  Be sure to utilize the live posted version and take note of the change to CTE 5.5 on page 163. 

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  • Change to Accountability

    Posted by Lisa Harrison on 1/3/2023

    The Preliminary 2023 Accountability Manual, Chapters 1—12, are available here. Chapters 1–12 are open for public comment from May 19, 2023, to June 20, 2023. Details on the public comment period and how to submit comments can be found at Proposed Commissioner of Education Rules | Texas Education Agency.


    The final 2023 Accountability Manual will be published in Fall 2023.

    TEA has released updates to A-F Accountability 

    The Preliminary 2023 A–F System Framework has continued to progress based on stakeholder feedback and detailed modeling since the updated version was released in November 2022. More recent updates are outlined in January Updates to Preliminary A–F Refresh Framework, including: 

    • STAAR proficiency cut scores remain unchanged from 2017 to account for COVID-19 and the STAAR redesign. 
    • STAAR growth measured in School Progress, Part A: Academic Growth has been updated to evaluate outcomes for accelerated learning as bonus points. 
    • The transition plan to integrate Program of Study requirements with industry-based certifications (IBCs) has been deferred one year; the transition plan maintains the Completer requirement when fully implemented. 
    • Sunsetting IBCs will continue to generate College, Career, and Military Readiness (CCMR) credit, but a per campus limit will be applied based on students who only qualify for CCMR credit via a sunsetting IBC. The limit ensures that districts offer their students multiple paths for postsecondary success and is set at five graduates, or 20 percent of graduates, whichever is higher. Based on modeled data, the sunsetting IBC limit will impact a very small number of campuses and ensures that cut scores are not unfairly driven up by high CCMR scores that rely heavily on sunsetting IBCs alone.  
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  • TEA Excel List of Courses and their Tiered Funding Alignment

    Posted by Lisa Harrison on 9/14/2021
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  • TEA has added a teacher training requirement for CTE Science Courses.

    Posted by Lisa Harrison on 9/2/2021
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  • Fifteen new Innovative Courses are released for 2021-2022

    Posted by Lisa Harrison on 8/3/2021
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  • CTE Weighted Funding was changed by the 87th Legislature

    Posted by Lisa Harrison on 8/2/2021
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  • SPED/CTE Finance

    Posted by Lisa Harrison on 2/24/2021

    Q: Can a student qualify for SPED and CTE funding?

    School Finance Response: Yes, a student could qualify for weighted funding if they receive both special education services and take approved CTE courses. 

    Reason: The Foundation School Program (FSP) has a system of weighting that delivers additional funding services to students with certain characteristics. The regular program has a weight of 1.00 and this entitlement provides the bulk of the non-categorical costs for general operations. Career and technology education and special education have full-time equivalent (FTE) replacement weights. These weights apply only to the hours students are enrolled in the program, and the FTE attendance is subtracted before the regular program allocation is calculated. The special education mainstream weight is an exception (not an FTE replacement, but an add-on to the regular program cost for the student).  

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  • Perkins V Indicator data is now accessible.

    Posted by Lisa Harrison on 2/12/2021

    Found in the Texas Education Agency Login (TEAL) system through the Career and Technical Education Reports (CTER) application. The career and technical education (CTE) indicator data for Texas at the local education agency (LEA) level is currently available for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years in the summary and supplemental reports.

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  • Updates to UGG Guidance from the Office of Management and Budgets (OMB)

    Posted by Lisa Harrison on 12/1/2020
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