State: Texas


Your Guide to Data and Services for Texas

SREB works with Texas policymakers, colleges and schools to help them improve education. From this page, find independent, accurate data, reliable best practices and ways to share scarce resources. Plus: details on how Texas makes use of SREB’s many targeted programs and services.

Texas Members of the Board

Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, Austin, ex officio (2019)
Jimmie Don Aycock, State Representative, Killeen (2017)
Daniel H. Branch, former State Representative, Dallas (2015)
Rob Eissler, former State Representative, The Woodlands (2016)
Michael L. Williams, former Commissioner of Education, Austin (2014)

(Appointments to the Board are made by the Governor. Terms expire June 30 of the specified year.)

Texas Members of the Legislative Advisory Council

Jimmie Don Aycock, State Representative, Killeen
Donna Campbell, State Senator, New Braunfels
Marsha Farney, State Representative, Georgetown

Publication September 20165 pages

College Affordability Profile

To help policymakers assess and improve college affordability in their states, SREB provides tailored reports on the policies, programs and prices that drive affordability. Each member-state profile details net price at different types of institutions, state financial aid based on need or other factors, student borrowing, and percentage of family income needed to pay for college at different income levels.

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Publication June 201640 pages(16E07-TX)

Texas: Gauging Progress, Accelerating Pace

Gauging Progress, Accelerating Pace is the seventh biennial report to SREB states on their progress in meeting SREB’s Challenge to Lead goals for education. Each customized state report documents progress on both measurable outcomes and state policies. Through effective policy implementation, the goals can help states drive improvements in student achievement, high school graduation, college completion and workforce readiness.


Publication September 20144 pages

High School to College and Careers, Texas

Are standards, assessments and readiness policies aligned to promote smooth transitions? Details on Texas policies and requirements for high school graduation, accelerated learning, academic and career planning, college and career readiness, college admission, state financial aid and more.


Publication May 20133 pages

Texas Accountability Profile

Texas’ plans under federal waivers to No Child Left Behind: policies for raising student achievement, evaluating school performance, and identifying low-performing schools for state assistance.


Publication June 201236 pages(12E04)

Texas: A Decade of Progress

This report outlines a decade of the state’s progress toward meeting SREB’s Challenge to Lead education goals. Data on key education measures for each of the 12 goals are presented, with commentary that puts the information in a regional and national context. The lead figures on each page also are available as PowerPoint slides at


Publication October 201316 pages(13E13)

Get It in Writing
Making Adolescent Writing an Immediate Priority in Texas

This report is a call to action for Texas middle grades and high schools to make writing instruction a priority. Writing is not only a critical skill for employees and citizens; it is also an essential tool for learning academic content in any discipline. Get It in Writing summarizes the status of writing instruction and learning, outlines challenges to progress and lists valuable resources to help with the task, including “Elements of Effective Adolescent Writing Instruction.”


Publication April 201136 pages(11V11)

Five Years of Enhanced HSTW in Texas
Raising Achievement and Preparing Students for College and Careers Through Dedicated Implementation of the Key Practices

This report describes the work and results of a partnership between SREB and the Texas Education Agency to enhance dramatically implementation of  the HSTW improvement design in the state. Between 2005 and 2010, nearly 50 high schools in five cohorts joined the Texas Enhanced Network to adopt this intensive improvement design. These schools are making great strides in implementing the Key Practices and raising student achievement.



Texas Alignment
Rice University School Mathematics Project Endorses Formative Assessment Lessons From the Mathematics Assessment Project

Alignment With Texas Standards

The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) engaged the Rice University School of Mathematics Project to validate 100 formative assessment lessons for alignment with the TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) and grade level for which the lessons are appropriate. These lessons were developed by the Mathematics Assessment Project to align with new state college- and career-readiness standards.