• Texas Education Agency: http://tea.texas.gov

    The Texas Education Agency is the state agency that oversees primary and secondary public education. The work of TEA and the entire public school system is driven by laws created by the Texas Legislature and the U.S. Congress and administrative rules adopted by the commissioner of education, the State Board of Education, and the State Board for Educator Certification.


    How is this site relevant to special education? This site provides access to most current state guidelines for state testing such as STAAR and STAAR Alt, accommodation resources, testing accountability, LEP guidelines, PEIMS data reporting, TEKS and many other resources.

     Texas Education Agency Family Resource Page:  TEA Family Resources



    Texas Project First: http://texasprojectfirst.org/

    Texas Project First is a project of Family to Family Network and an activity of the Texas Continuing Improvement Process under the auspices of the Texas Education Agency and Region 9 Service Center and is focused helping to fulfill the goals of TEA and the Parent Coordination Network.


    How is this site relevant to special education? This site provides information with regards to the ARD process, identification, resources and more for parents. It is also a helpful research tool for special education staff to become aware of additional resources available for students and parents.


    Legal Framework: https://framework.esc18.net

    The Legal Framework is a statewide leadership project partnering the Texas Education Agency and Region 18 Education Service Center. The project which includes contacts from each educational service center is a compilation of state and federal requirements for special education organized by topic in a user-­‐friendly format.


    This site includes frameworks, publications, and resources helpful in the special education process. There is a glossary of terms and acronyms, links to laws, rules and guidance; and a search feature.

    How is this site relevant to special education? This site provides the legal framework in which govern decisions that are made by the ARDC.


    Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Manual:  Manual Link

    SPEDTex, the Special Education Information Center for Texas:  https://www.spedtex.org/

    The Special Education Information Center (SPEDTex) works collaboratively with stakeholders to provide resources and facilitate collaboration that supports the development and delivery of services to children with disabilities in our State.

    The Talking Book Program:  Texas Talking Book Program

    The Talking Book Program (TBP) provides free library services to qualifying Texans with visual, physical, or reading disabilities. TBP is part of the National Library Service to the Blind and Print Disabled, a program administered by the Library of Congress. The TBP collection consists of more than 100,000 titles, including hundreds of titles in Spanish, and some in French, German, Russian, and other languages.