Texas Education Agency

Resources for Military Families in Texas – site provided by the Texas Education Agency 

STAAR™ (The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) - STAAR™ will replace the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS), which is the criterion-referenced assessment program that has been in place since 2003. STAAR™ includes the 12 end-of-course (EOC) assessments mandated by SB 1031 in 2007 and the new grade 3–8 assessments mandated by HB 3 in 2009. The new tests will be implemented in the 2011–2012 school year. 
TEA Performance Reporting Home Page - The reports on this site provide extensive information on staff, finances, programs, and demographics for each school and district.

Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS) – from this site you can access AEIS reports for every public school, district, or region of Texas (2009-10 reports available in November 2010). AEIS pulls together a wide range of information on the performance of students in each school and district in Texas every year.

Accountability Rating System for Texas Public Schools and Districts – system used to rate Texas public schools and school districts (released each summer at end of July or first of August).

Adequately Yearly Progress (AYP) Reports
– accountability provisions from the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act

Texas Student Success Initiative (SSI) – created by TEA to ensure that all students succeed in reading and math with regards to state testing requirements.

Student Success Initiative (SSI) Online Resources – online resources provided by TEA through the Texas Math Initiative

Wilder Intermediate Veteran's Day

Other Education Resources for Parents

Joint Base San Antonio
School Liaisons Newsletter "Success Xpress"- produced 6-10 times a year to share imporatnt information with its community partners. Archived issues are at the bottom of their webpage.
Web Resources for parents and other downloadable documents are also available.
Military Child Education Coalition – web site offers helpful publications, research, technology, application, and other links for military parents

Student Online Achievement Resources (SOAR) - Site provided in partnership of the Military Impacted Schools Association (MISA), The Princeton Review, SkillsTutuor and The University of Northern Iowa. SOAR is a program for military families and the school districts that serve them. It aims to address the unique challenges facing military children in our nation's public schools, while benefiting the overall student population.

Free Online Tutoring for Military Service Members and Dependents
- All eligible U.S. military families have unlimited access to provided by the Department of Defense. Military service members and their dependents around the world can work with a professor tutor online 24/7 to get help with homework, studying, test prep, resume writing and more.

Military Youth on the Move - developed by military kids, for military kids with real stories and good advice on how to make a move a good thing. A section for parents is also available.

Scholarship Finder – Find millions of dollars in scholarships and grants exclusively for the military community


Name of OrganizationDescription
Army Reserve Family ProgramsArmy Reserve Family Programs
Armed Services YMCAArmed Services YMCA
Blue Star FamiliesSupport. Connect. Empower-for military families by military families
Build a SignProvides one free sign to welcome your hero home. You only pay for shipping
Camp C.O.P.E.Designed to help young heroes cope with the effects of war and deployments
Care.ComFind care and services for your children, adults, pets and for your home
The Comfort Crew for Military KidsSupport for the social and emotional resiliency of military kids
Center for the Study of Traumatic StressResources and articles for military families.
Educator Guide: Military Child During DeploymentEducators can build coping skills in their students during and after a military deployment.
Family Guidebook: Dealing with DeploymentGuidebook to support parents and caregivers as they help their children handle deployment.
Fisher House FoundationHousing when you have a service member hospitalized for injury, illness or disease.
American Gold Star Mothers Inc.An organization of mothers who have lost a son or daughter in the service of our country
Gold Star Wives of America Inc.Support for widows/ widower of service members who died on active duty
inTransitionSupports service members and their families maintain continuity of care
The American LegionNations largest veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth
Love and LogicParenting-Raising responsible children
Screening for Mental HealthResource for mental health tools
Military's Interstate Children's Compact CommissionIncludes the Interstate Compact
Military Child Education CoalitionMilitary Child Education Coalition (MCEC) Resources for military families
National Military Family AssociationProvides free camps for children in military families.
Military HomeFrontA webpage for military families about DoD programs that are available to them.
Military Impacted Schools AssociationServe school districts with a high concentration of military children
Military Kids ConnectDoD website for kids impacted by deployment.
Military One SourceFree books, DVDs, resources, handouts, etc.
Military Officers Association of AmericaFinancial assistance for students who are children of former, current or retired military
Northside Independent School DistrictNorthside I.S.D. Comprehensive Guidance Dept.
National Resource DirectoryConnecting Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families with support
Operation HomefrontProvides emergency financial and other assistance to families of our service members and wounded warriors.
Operation Military KidsSupport for children and youth impacted by deployment
Operation We are HereResources for Military Families
Our Military KidsGrants for the children of National Guard/Military Reserve who are currently deployed
Region 20: Parent ResourcesEducation Service Center is committed to providing products, information and solutions for parents, caregivers and families.
American Red CrossEmergency aid and support for military families
Sesame Street for Military FamiliesToolkit celebrates families' strength and resilience in next step of their adventure (multimedia intiative)
Sitter City Military ProgramChild Care Program for Military Families.
Student On Line Achievement ResourcesResources to help parents with their children’s education (includes on line tutoring)
Surviving DeploymentInformation and resources for military families
National Center for Telehealth & TechnologySupport of psychological health and traumatic brain injury recovery in the military
Tragedy Assistance Program for SurvivorsTragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)
Tutor.comOnline tutoring and homework help.
United Through ReadingParent records reading a book online/via video/tape recorder and it is sent to the child
United WayUnited Way of San Antonio
USO Transition 360 AllianceInitiative to help U.S. Military personnel and their families transition back into civilian life after service ends.
The Trevor Romain CompanyDVDs and curriculum for military families.


Name of OrganizationDocument Name
Military Child Education CoalitionVaccination requirements for children
Military Child Education CoalitionParent Deployment Process Guide
Military Child Education CoalitionAttendance Policies
Military's Interstate Children's Compact CommissionMilitary Interstate Compact

For more information contact SCUCISD by phone at (210) 945-6200, send an email to
Updated: March 9, 2012

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