Beginning with the 2017 school year, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) changed the way it reports special education enrollment in school systems. TEA no longer includes a target for a school system’s total numbers of students in special education as part of state monitoring.
For special education representation, TEA only reports on overrepresentation within certain race, ethnicity and disability categories, as required by federal law. School systems cannot use this reporting data to delay, deny or prevent a referral for an evaluation for special education services.
Updates in Special Education
Actualizaciones en Educacion Especial
Senate Bill 139 Spanish
Delayed or Denied Compensatory Evaluation & Compensatory Services English
Delayed or Denied Compensatory Evaluation & Compensatory Services Spanish
Aiding Students Who Have Learning Difficulties or Who Need Special Education or Section 504 Services
Texas Education Agency Dispute Resolution Systems Handbook March 2021
Spanish Version of Texas Education Agency Dispute Resolution Systems Handbook March 2021
Supplemental Special Education Services (SSES) English
Supplemental Special Education Services (SSES) Spanish
SSES ARD Committee Flowchart