Texas Education Agency

The Texas Education Agency is the state agency that oversees primary and secondary public education in the state of Texas. It helps deliver education to more than 5 million students. Located in Austin, Texas at 1701 N. Congress Ave., TEA, under the leadership of the commissioner of education, carries out the following functions: administers the distribution of state and federal funding to public schools; administers the statewide assessment program and accountability system; provides support to the State Board of Education (SBOE) in the development of the statewide curriculum; assists the SBOE in the instructional materials adoption process and managing the instructional materials distribution process; administers a data collection system on public school information; performs the administrative functions and services of the State Board for Educator Certification; supports agency operations, including carrying out duties related to the Permanent School Fund; monitors for compliance with certain federal and state guidelines.

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