Mathematics Achievement Academies and Texas Reading Academies

The Mathematics Achievement and Texas Reading Academies are professional development initiatives for Texas public school educators. These academies enhance educators’ knowledge and skills in mathematics and reading instruction. The academies align with the latest research and best practices for teaching Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS). The goal of the academies is to help every student achieve proficiency in grade-level mathematics and reading.

Academies Timeline

The Mathematics Achievement and Texas Reading Academies have evolved through legislation to expand subject grade levels and teacher requirements:

2015

Mathematics Achievement Academies

Senate Bill (SB) 934, 84th Texas Legislature, introduces Mathematics Achievement Academies for kindergarten–grade 3.

Literacy Achievement Academies

SB 925, 84th Texas Legislature, introduces Literacy Achievement Academies for teachers who provide reading instruction to students for kindergarten–grade 3.

Reading-to-Learn Academies

SB 972, 84th Texas Legislature, introduces Reading-to-Learn Academies for teachers who provide comprehension instruction to students in grades4-5.

2019-2020

The Reading Excellence Academies Development (READ) Grant

READ Grant is implemented. (Note: teachers have been given credit for House Bill (HB) 3 TRA if they participated)

Texas Reading Academies

HB 3, 86th Texas Legislature, requires Texas Reading Academies for all K–3 teachers.

2021

Mathematics Achievement Academies

SB 1267, 87th Texas Legislature, amends Mathematics Achievement Academies to include all grade levels.

Texas Reading Academies

SB 1267, 87th Texas Legislature, amends Texas Reading Academies to include all grade levels.

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