Southwest Texas State University institutional reports to the Texas Education Agency
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of institutional self-study reports and institutional responses for each accrediting agency. Records have gaps and the information varies. Materials arranged chronologically.
- Southwest Texas State University (Organization)
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Open to researchers without restriction.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright held by Texas State University. Educational reproduction is allowed without permission. Authorization to publish must be obtained from the University Archives. Please contact email@example.com.
In 1885, a system of accreditation was created when high schools sent selected test papers for examination by the faculty of the University of Texas. In 1911, county boards of education were established and creation of rural high schools and consolidation of common school districts were permitted. In 1917, a law authorized state purchase of textbooks in an effort to make common or rural schools equal with those in independent districts. Finally, in 1949, passage of the Gilmer-Aikin laws created the Foundation School Program to apportion state funds to local school districts, reorganized the administration of public education, created an elected State Board of Education that appointed a commissioner of education, and reorganized the administration of state public school policy through the Texas Education Agency (TEA) [information from the TEA website].
Texas State University
Texas State University was established by the 26th Legislature in 1899 as the Southwest Texas State Normal School; 313 pupils were enrolled in 1903-04, the first year classes were held. The school name changed to Southwest Texas State Normal College in 1918, to Southwest Texas State Teachers College in 1925, to Southwest Texas State College in 1959, to Southwest Texas State University in 1969, to Texas State University-San Marcos in 2003, and to Texas State University in 2013.
Language of Materials
Institutional self-study reports and institutional responses created by Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University) for accrediting agency.
Materials may be stored off-site. Advance notice may be required for use.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred to the library by unknown source. Additional copies can be found in Alkek Library general collection.
- Southwest Texas State University institutional reports to the Texas Education Agency
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