TEA SPECIAL EDUCATION Required Postings to LEA Websites
Texas Education Agency: Resources
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.
Student Handbook Statement (Full Student Handbook visit Student Handbooks)
Authority: TEC, 26.0081
Texas Transition and Employment Guide
Authority: TEC, 29.0112(e)
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Manual: Manual Link
SB 139 Notice to Families
Authority: OSEP Requirement 2
IDEA, Dyslexia, MTSS, and Section 504
Authority: OSEP Requirement 3
Authority: OSEP Requirement 4
Dyslexia Handbook 2021
SPEDTex Logo, Hyperlink, Description, and Contact Information
The Special Education Information Center (SPEDTex) provides resources and interactive features for increasing family awareness of disabilities and special education processes, with the goal of improving partnerships between schools and families.
Live Chat: www.spedtex.org
Authority: 34 CFR 300.646(c)
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 disabilties. TBP is part of the National 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.
Texas Project First: 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.