TEA Strategic Plan

By the year 2030, projections indicate that most jobs will require some training beyond high school. This could be a traditional 4-year degree, a 2-year associate's, or an industry credential. Today, too few Texas students are obtaining postsecondary credentials. Without bold action, Texas faces a future of diminished incomes, opportunities and resources. Initiated by the Higher Education Coordinating Board, the 60x30TX Plan is designed to ensure that a competitive and prosperous future remains for students seeking to better their lives and the lives of their families. The state has adopted 60x30TX as our collective goal.

In an effort to support far more rapid improvements in student outcomes to meet the goals of 60x30TX, the Texas Education Agency has adopted a strategic plan. The plan includes four strategic priorities and built on three supporting actions to guide our work on behalf of the more than five million school children in our state.

Every child, prepared for success in college, a career or the military.

Strategic Priorities

Recruit, Support, Retain

Recruit, support and retain teachers and principals

Recruit, Support, Retain

Build a foundation of reading and math

Recruit, Support, Retain

Connect high school to career and college

Recruit, Support, Retain

Improve low-performing schools                


  • Magnifying glass iconIncrease transparency, fairness and rigor in district and campus
    academic and financial performance
  • Checklist iconEnsure compliance, effectively implement legislation
    and inform policymakers
  • Handshake iconStrengthen organizational foundations
    (resource efficiency, culture, capabilities, partnerships)

Current Strategic Plan and Customer Satisfaction Survey

Fiscal Years 2023-2027

TEA Strategic Plan 2023-2027 (PDF)

Fiscal Years 2021-2025

TEA Strategic Plan 2021-2025 (PDF)

Previous Strategic Plans and Customer Satisfaction Surveys

View past Strategic Plans and Customer Satisfaction Surveys