About Us

TPEIR is a joint, cross-agency project managed by the Texas Education Agency and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Texas Education Agency

The Texas Education Agency (TEA)Opens in new window is the state agency charged with overseeing the requirements and foundations of public education for Texas public school students in grades Pre-kindergarten through 12. Through curriculum, assessment, accountability, continuing education, funding, statewide initiatives and with research and policy planning, TEA provides leadership to help local school districts achieve high levels of student performance.

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB)Opens in new window was created by the Texas Legislature to provide leadership and coordination for the Texas public higher education system to achieve excellence in the college education of Texas students. THECB works with the Legislature, Governor, and colleges and universities to coordinate Texas higher education and expand access, improve equality and promote efficiency. THECB is also responsible for providing information on higher education to state policy makers and citizens and administering state and federal programs such as the Hinson-Hazlewood College Student Loan Program, Graduate Medical Education Grant Programs, and the Carl D. Perkins Technical Vocational Funds.