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 uses SREB’s targeted programs and services.

Texas Members of the Board

Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, Austin, ex officio (2023)
Harrison Keller, Commissioner of Higher Education, Austin (2021)
Pedro Martinez, Superintendent, San Antonio Independent School District (2023)
Mike Morath, Commissioner of Education, Austin (2022)
Larry Taylor, State Senator, Friendswood (2020)

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

Texas Members of the Legislative Advisory Council

Charles “Doc” Anderson, State Representative, Waco
Donna Campbell, State Senator, New Braunfels
Mike Lang, State Representative, Eastland
Larry Taylor, State Senator, Friendswood

Publication March 20209 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.


Publication June 201840 pages(18E03-TX)

Texas: Looking Closer

Looking Closer is the eighth 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.



Pie chart of SARA Institutions by region: 44% in SREB, 32% in MHEC, 13% in WICHE, and 10% in NEBHE

Texas Surpasses 100 SARA-Approved Institutions

“Texas is always happy to be the first; especially in initiatives that are good for both students and institutions,” said Rex Peebles, assistant commissioner of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. As the 48 states and territories in SARA work towards getting institutions SARA-approved, Texas announced that it is the first state to reach 100 institutions approved. Pennsylvania at 93 institutions, and Illinois at 84, remain a close second and third.

Publication October 201316 pages(13E13)

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

A call to action for Texas middle grades and high schools to make writing instruction a priority. Writing is 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, 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 results of a partnership between SREB and the Texas Education Agency to enhance 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. 



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

Alignment With Texas Standards

February 2015 — The Southern Regional Education Board 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.