Advanced Search Options

Advanced Search options are available in the Search By screens. Each set of Advanced Search options is available only when searching by the level above that type. For example, school types can be selected only when searching by District or above. If you are searching for schools by name or number, then their school type is assumed not to be important to you as a selection criterion. Hence, there is no Advanced Search check box when you are searching by School.

The same goes for when you search by District but you choose not to Include Schools. In that case there is no lower level than the district and nothing to select by other than the district name or number.

Selecting Advanced Search Options

School Types

Instruction Types

Magnet Status

Residential Facility Status

Registered for AEA

District Types

Grades vs. Grade Levels

Campus Grade Levels

Clearing Your Selections

Selecting Advanced Search Options

This section explains the different types of Advanced Search options.

School Types

For searches other than by School—but with schools included, or when searching by County, Region, or Texas—the Advanced Search option includes an option to restrict your search by School Type. This option includes any combination of the following:

Contact information for private schools is not maintained by TEA. Visit the web site for the Texas Private School Accreditation Commission for private school contact information.

Instruction Types

Instruction Type options are available when the Include Schools check box is selected. Options include Regular, Alternative, Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program (JJAEP), and Discipline Alternative Education Program (DAEP).

Magnet Status

The Magnet Status option is a search for magnet schools or schools having a magnet program only.

A magnet school or a school having a magnet program is defined as the following:

A designation by the local school district of a school that offers a special curriculum of courses for students who are in the district but not necessarily in the home school. For the purposes of being identified as a magnet school or a school with a magnet program in AskTED, the program must be open to students outside of the home school.

Note:

For open-enrollment charter schools, the requirement that magnet schools or magnet programs be open to students outside of the home school is not applicable. However, campus charter schools (those that are part of an ISD) that are magnet schools or have magnet programs must meet this requirement.

Residential Facility Status

The Residential Facility Status option is a search for schools that are Residential Facilities only.

A residential facility is defined as the following:

TEC Sec 5.001(8) (A), (B)

Important:

If a student resides in a residential facility and receives instruction from a campus separate from the residential facility, the campus providing the instruction is not classified as residential.

Registered for AEA

For searches by District, County, Region, and State, you can restrict your search to campuses registered for Alternative Education Accountability (AEA).

AEA Accountability indicates that a campus is registered to be evaluated under alternative education accountability procedures for state accountability ratings. Please note the distinction between campuses listed in AskTED under the Instructional Type Alternative Instructional and campuses that are Registered for AEA. The instructional type Alternative Instructional in AskTED is designated by the district and does not mean that this campus is automatically evaluated under AEA. To be evaluated under AEA, please see the information on the TEA web site regarding AEA.

District Types

For searches by County, Region and State, you can restrict your search by any combination of District Type: Independent/Common, Open Enrollment Charter, Texas Youth Commission "districts," and/or Texas School for the Deaf/Blind.

Grades vs. Grade Levels

You can restrict your search by either grade or grade level, but not both. The grades taught at each grade level are specified in the table below.

Note:

A campus's grade group in AskTED may not match that used for the campus in other reports provided by TEA. Campuses in AskTED may include a grade or grades not being served for the current school year. Some reports from TEA base grade group on grade-levels actually served in a particular school year while AskTED grade groups are based on grade-levels eligible to be served.

Campus Grade Levels

Campuses are divided into types according to the range of grades offered. The chart below shows the possible combinations of low and high grades for each of the campus types. For example, a campus offering a low grade of K, found along the left edge of the grid, and a high grade of 8, found along the top edge of the grid, is classified as an elementary school, while a school with a low grade of 7 and a high grade of 12 is classified as a high school. For most reports, middle schools and junior high schools are grouped together as one category.

Counts of the number of schools with each low and high grade combination are shown in the cells. The counts may change—refer to the AskTED report "School Counts" for the most current counts by grade level and instruction type.

Grade Level chart

Clearing Your Selections

Whenever you see a pair of buttons close to each other, such as Clear Types and Select All, the left button clears (unchecks) all the check boxes in the group immediately below the button pair and the right button checks them all. A fast way to select all but a few districts or schools is to click Select All and then uncheck the few options that you do not want.