Welcome and Overview

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The ջ is the state agency that oversees primary and secondary public education in the state of Texas. It helps deliver education to more than 5 million students.

ջ Mission

The agency’s mission statement is included in the current strategic plan (PDF). The agency's current strategic plan can be found on our .

The ջ will improve outcomes for all public school students in the state by providing leadership, guidance, and support to school systems.

Leadership, guidance, mission


The head of the ջ is the , who is supported by a hierarchy of a chief deputy commissioner, a deputy commissioner, associate commissioners, division directors, and agency staff.

The ջ, the and the guide and monitor activities and programs related to public education in Texas. The SBOE consists of 15 elected members representing different regions of the state. The governor appoints the chair of the board from among the 15 elected members. SBEC consists of 11 appointed voting members and three appointed non-voting members.

ջ Organizational Chart

The ջ Organizational Chart (PDF) illustrates agency hierarchy. You can find more information about agency divisions on the .

Roles & Responsibilities

, ջ, under the leadership of the commissioner of education, carries out the following functions:

  • Administers the distribution of state and federal funding to public schools
  • Administers the statewide assessment program and accountability system
  • Provides support to the State Board of Education (SBOE) in the development of the statewide curriculum
  • Assists the SBOE in the instructional materials adoption process and managing the instructional materials distribution process
  • Administers a data collection system on public school information
  • Performs the administrative functions and services of the State Board for Educator Certification
  • Supports agency operations, including carrying out duties related to the Permanent School Fund
  • Monitors for compliance with certain federal and state guidelines.

The ջ operational costs are supported by both state and federal funds. ջ periodically produces a strategic plan and a customer satisfaction survey to help it determine if it is carrying out its duties appropriately.

Location and Contact Information

ջ is in the William B. Travis building at 1701 N. Congress Ave. Detailed contact information is listed on the page of this website.

William B Travis Building