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Family Access is a Web-based information and communication center designed to provide parents and guardians with the answer to “What did you do at school today?”Decatur ISD is excited to present to you Skyward Family Access. This software is intended to make it easier for you to get involved in your child’s daily educational activities. We are providing you with the ability to view your student’s information via the web. Family Access also provides your student with access to their grades.Texas Education AgencyThe Texas Education Agency (TEA) is a branch of the state government of Texas in the United States responsible for public education. The agency is headquartered in the William B. Travis State Office Building in Downtown Austin.TEA is responsible for the oversight of public primary and secondary education in the state of Texas, involving both the over 1,000 individual school districts in the state as well as charter schools.
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills or TEKS is the official K-12 curriculum for the state of Texas and its public schools, mandated by law. It details the curriculum requirements for every course. State-mandated standardized tests measure acquisition of specific knowledge and skills outlined in this curriculum. It is also used in international schools outside Texas (see Sharon English School). The TEKS are taught to students and within the end of the year, they take a standardized test based off the TEKS called the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness. The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, commonly referred to as its acronym STAAR (pronounced star), are a series of state-mandated standardized tests used in Texas public primary and secondary schools to assess a student's achievements and knowledge learned in the grade level. It tests curriculum taught from the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, which in turn is taught by public schools. The test is developed by Pearson Education every school year, along with the close supervision of the Texas Education Agency.