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EDSP 5370: Government Resources

Selected Government Documents

Region 7 Education Service Center

Region 7, in Kilgore, offers information on becoming a teacher, certification programs, EcoLand Early Learning Center, House Bill 5 resources, Region 7 Online Store, state testing calendars, teacher and principal evaluations, and a technology helpdesk, among many other things.

Federal Government Resources

State of Texas Resources

TEA Resources

2014 School Accountability Ratings   All public schools in Texas, including charter schools, with accountability rating (met standard, improvement required, not rated), indexes, and distinctions.  Listed by school district name.  Innovation Academy is listed under UT Tyler Innovation Academy.

Educators' Code of Ethics -- Texas Administrative Code, Title 19, part 7, chapter 247, rule 247.2 

Educator Certification

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) --subject area reviews,  TEKS by chapter, English language proficiency standards, prekindergarten guidelines, Texas college readiness standards, TEKS in Spanish, TEKS by grade level (elementary)

Texas College and Career Readiness Standards

Best Practices Clearinghouse -- "supports schools in meeting the educational needs of all students by providing a means for schools to share information about evidence-based best practices."  Searchable by Evidence Type, District/Campus Type, and Topic Area.

Educator Testing -- Information on PACT (Pre-Admission Content Testing), TExES (Teacher Examinations of Educator Standards), TExMaT (Texas Examinations of Master Teachers, TASC and TASC-ASL (Texas Assessment of Sign Communication), ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages), and AAFCS (American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences).

Texas Minimum Salary Schedules --  Minimum salaries for Texas classroom teachers, full-time librarians, full-time counselors and full-time school nurses.

Texas Teacher Job Searches --  Links to two free employment websites for those seeking jobs with Texas school districts and charters.

Texas Dropout Information -- Statistics, policies, resources, programs

No Child Left Behind -- Programs and requirements

Texas Education Laws and Rules -- Links to Texas Education Code, TEA Administrative Rules, proposed State Board of Education Rules, Special Education laws dictated by federal law

Student Assessment Division -- Links to parent resources, teacher resources, released tests, results, scoring, special education assessments, STAAR, TAKS and TELPAS.

Texas Education Agency--Educational Technology page, including Long-Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020; online professional development, tools, and resources; funding and grants, and other information and resources.