Year: 2018

Upping the Stress: TEA Shifting to More Authority and Power

In the latest bid to improve weak districts, charter schools or campuses the TEA has offered a new proposal. The latest proposal will allow the commissioner of education to increase the intensity of interventions and sections. The latest proposed ruling remarks: “If a school district, open-enrollment charter school, or campus thereof does not exhibit improvement […]

Important Information for Candidates for Texes Principal Certification

Starting September 1, 2018 candidates who will be testing should visit the PEARSON website at: www.tx.nesinc.com.  All program policies and procedures, as well as the registration system and online reporting tool, will be available at this site—starting September 1, 2018. Beginning September 1, 2018, all attempts of the same examination, no matter when they occurred, will […]

TEA Update: Principal Certification Redesign

Given the evolving role of the principal as an instructional leader and the needs of Texas schools and communities, the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) adopted new principal standards in 2016. Informed by the expertise of practicing principals, principal preparation program faculty, and other educators and aligned with the Texas Principal Evaluation and Support […]

TEA Update: Educator Testing Transition

The Texas Educator Certification Examination Program will transition to a new vendor, Pearson, beginning September 1, 2018, for the following tests: TExES, TExMaT, TASC, and TASC-ASL. ETS will administer the new Performance Assessment for School Leaders (PASL) when it becomes effective in fall 2019. A Pearson website with limited information will be available on June […]

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