TEA Report Uses TSS Salary Index
A recent report on geographic education cost variations published by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) relies on the Texas Smart Schools salary index for high school graduates for some of its calculations. The report was written by Texas A&M economists led by Dr. Lori Taylor, Principal Investigator for the Texas Smart Schools Initiative.
TXSmartSchools revisits the topic of the first Smart Steps issues brief using the 2018 results.
Ten Houston ISD schools face serious consequences if they can’t turn around a trend of poor performance. The most recent Smart Steps article, “Mistaken Identity? Can Demographics Explain the Houston 10,” uses TSS data to show how most of these campuses truly are among the lowest-performing in Texas, but two elementary schools have been unfairly singled out thanks to demographic factors outside of their control.