TEA Invites Public Comment for Industry-Based Certifications

Published: Jan. 9, 2019, 9:57 a.m.
Updated: Jan. 9, 2019, 9:57 a.m.
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January 9, 2019

Public Comment Period for Industry-Based Certifications

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) requests preliminary public comment on a draft list of industry-based certifications to be used for public school accountability. The new list of industry-based certifications is scheduled to go into effect for the 2019-2020 school-year and will apply to school accountability ratings in August 2021. The public comment period is now open and will close on February 4, 2019

The TEA requested feedback from stakeholders across Texas on recommendations for additions to the state-approved list of 73 industry-based certifications.  Over 4,000 responses were received that contained over 1,200 unique certifications or certificates.  The recommended credentials were organized by industry sector and sent out through the twenty-eight Texas Workforce Development Boards to determine industry value.  Approximately 1,000 industry representatives responded to the survey.  The certifications were reviewed for the remaining criteria which includes:  1) third party provider; 2) capstone; 3) attainable by a high school student; 4) portable. 

Stakeholders are encouraged to review the proposed industry-based certification list and provide comments.  The proposed list can be found at the following website: https://tea.texas.gov/cte/

If you have questions about public comment for industry-based certification used for public school accountability, please contact Avery Barrera at: avery.barrera@tea.texas.gov