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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)

Student Handbook Statement English

Student Handbook Statement Spanish

Authority:  TEC, 26.0081

Texas Transition and Employment Guide

Texas Transition and Employment Guide (English/Spanish)

Authority: TEC, 29.0112(e)

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Manual: Manual Link

SB 139 Notice to Families

SB 139 Notice to Families (English Version)

SB 139 Notice to Families (Spanish Version)

Authority: OSEP Requirement 2

IDEA, Dyslexia, MTSS, and Section 504

Resources: Texas Education Agency- Provides families with information regarding IDEA, Dyslexia, MTSS, and Section 504

Authority: OSEP Requirement 3

Compensatory Services

Compensatory Services- Sept 2021 ENG

Compensatory Services- Sept 2021 SPAN

Authority: OSEP Requirement 4

Dyslexia Handbook 2021

Dyslexia Handbook 2021 Update

Dyslexia Handbook 2021 Update Important Changes

Actualizacion del manual de dislexia 2021

Authority: OSEP response to Texas documents submission concerning implementation of the State's Corrective Action Response (PDF) (

Dyslexia Fact Sheet for Families


SPEDTex Logo, Hyperlink, Description, and Contact Information

SPEDTex Educator Page

Authority: IDEA-B Program Guidelines Requirements

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. 

Contact Information:

Phone 1-855-773-3839


Live Chat:

Significant Disproportionality

Significant Disproportionality Texas Education Agency

State and Federal Activity Updates Regarding Significant Disproportionality (

Authority: 34 CFR 300.646(c)


SSES Student Application Process and Criteria (English)

SSES Criterios y proceso de aplicacion del estudiante (Español)


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:

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.