Autumn/Winter 2023 (English)

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Greetings & Welcome to the redesigned Texas Migrant Interstate Program (TMIP)!
The TMIP mission and purpose, under the direction of the Texas Migrant Education Program at the Texas Education Agency, is to help reduce the effects of educational disruption that Texas mobile, migratory students often face as they migrate intra/interstate to seek qualifying temporary or seasonal employment in the agriculture or fishing industry.
The TMIP works to ensure migratory children who move among states are not penalized in any manner by disparities among the different states due to differences in curriculum, graduation requirements, and challenging state academic standards.
We invite you to explore the new TMIP website at and bookmark it for future reference. Our goal is to provide support and resources to Texas migratory students that move intra/interstate. The TMIP coordinates with receiving states of migratory students to afford the student an equal opportunity to meet the same challenging content and performance standards that the State of Texas has established for all children.
The TMIP’s staff assists migratory students, their families, school counselors, and intrastate interstate MEP staff.  TMIP ensures that:
      •    a student’s critical information is shared securely
      •    students are placed in appropriate courses/grade levels
      •    secondary credit accrual needs are met for on-time graduation from high school
The website is progressing to ensure TMIP provides the best resources available to provide the migrant education program stakeholders resources which can be used to support:
      •    student academic achievement
      •    postsecondary planning for students
      •    out-of-school migratory youth 
Some examples of resources available through the TMIP website include:
      •    State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness/End of Course (STAAR/EOC)
           o    Testing Calendars
           o    STAAR Released Test Questions
           o    K-12 Parent Resources
           o    Texas Gateway
      •    College-Going and Career Resources
      •    Student Summer Camps for STEM and STEAM
      •    Student Summer Camp for Leadership
If your state is interested in partnering with TMIP to be a potential testing site, please contact us at [email protected].
Finally, we encourage you to check back often to view new information added to the website, and we invite you to submit your feedback as we work together to support the success of our shared migratory children.
Upcoming Events – Mark Your Calendars

Event: MSI2C2: The Formula to Success! - Migratory Student Intrastate/Interstate Coordination Conference 
Date: February 13-14, 2024
Description: This is a 2-day free, virtual conference hosted by the Texas Migrant Interstate Program (TMIP) to showcase best practices from across the state and our out-of-state partners! 
Check back on the TMIP website for more information as it becomes available.
You can also catch TMIP at these events!
Event: Migrant Education: Portraits of Excellence – 2023 Association for Migrant Educators (AMET) Conference
Date: November 15-17, 2023
Place: McAllen, Texas
Description: The Texas statewide conference for educators and parents in the Migrant Education Program hosted by Association for Migrant Educators of Texas (AMET).
Event: Bringing the Community Together – 2024 National Migrant Education Conference
Date: April 21-24, 2024
Place: Portland, Oregon
Description: The nationwide conference for educators and parents in the Migrant Education Program hosted by National Association of State Directors of Migrant Education (NASDME).

Meet your TMIP Staff!

Lilly Hernandez, Operations Assistant, joins the TMIP with ten years of experience in the Migrant Education Program, seven of those as a MEP systems specialist. Previous to that she was a MEP office assistant. Lilly is known for her thoroughness and attention to detail, and she has presented about data entry and documentation practices at both the local and state levels. Lilly holds a bachelor's degree in human resources from the University of Incarnate Word.


Wendy Fort is the Director of the TMIP Project. She has extensive experience and knowledge in the Migrant Education Program with over twenty years of service. Wendy has done everything from ID&R training to direct program support to working with the TX-NGS and MSIX systems to program development for migratory students and technical assistance. Wendy has presented on a variety of relevant MEP topics at the local, state, and national levels and has served on both state and national level boards. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English and master’s degree in counseling.

Both of these individuals are ready to serve and assist you with MEP interstate/intrastate needs. Please contact us at [email protected] or (833)454-6711.