State Accountability Ratings
State accountability ratings are based on a framework of four indexes that are used to evaluate the performance of each public campus and district in the state. The framework includes a range of indicators to calculate a score for each index and enables a thorough assessment of campus and district effectiveness.
Accountability ratings are based on achieving a target established for each performance index.
Index 1: Student Achievement: provides a snapshot of performance across subjects.
Index 2: Student Progress: measures year-to-year student progress by subject and student group.
Index 3: Closing Performance Gaps: tracks advanced academic achievement of economically disadvantaged students and the lowest performing racial/ethnic student groups.
Index 4: Postsecondary Readiness: emphasizes the importance of earning a high school diploma that provides students with the foundation necessary for success in college, the workforce, job training programs, or the military.
Three labels are used to rate the overall performance of districts and campuses – Met Standard, Met Alternative Standard, or Improvement Required – as determined by the four indexes.
School Report Cards
The school report card (SRC) combines accountability ratings, data from the Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR), and financial information to give a broad view of campus performance. Available for each campus in Texas, the SRC is intended specifically to inform parents and guardians about a school’s individual characteristics and its academic performance.
Federal Report Cards
Federal Report Cards for the state, the district, and each of the district’s campuses are now available on our District & Campus Reports page or are also available on the Texas Education Agency’s website.
Information on these report cards includes:
Part I: Percent Tested and Student Achievement by Proficiency Level – Provides the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) performance results and participation for each subject area and grade level tested.
Participation reports also include reports of the participation of Children with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) by assessment type.
Part II: Student Achievement and State Academic Annual Measurable Objectives (AMOs) – Provides the AMO outcomes and data table of STAAR performance results for each subject area tested in the accountability subset. This section also includes participation rates on STAAR for reading/English and mathematics, use of alternative assessments, plus four-year and five-year graduation rates.
Part III: Priority and Focus Schools – Priority schools are the lowest 5% of Title I served campuses based on performance in reading and mathematics and graduation rates. Focus schools are 10% of Title I served campuses, not already identified as priority schools, that have the widest gaps between student group performance and safeguard targets.
Part IV: Teacher Quality Data – Provides information on teacher quality in three parts.
Part A – Percent of Teachers by Highest Degree Held – Professional qualifications of all public elementary and secondary teachers in Texas.
Part B and C – Teachers with Emergency/Provisional Credentials, Low Poverty/High Poverty Summary Reports – Percentage of all public elementary and secondary school teachers teaching with emergency or provisional credentials, disaggregated by high-poverty compared to low-poverty schools.
Part V: Graduates Enrolled in Texas Institution of Higher Education (IHE) – Provides the percentage of students who enroll and begin instruction at an institution of higher education in Texas during the school year (fall or spring semester) following high school graduation.
Part VI: Statewide National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Results – Provides most recent NAEP results for Texas showing reading and mathematics performance results and participation rates, disaggregated by student group.
Community and Student Engagement (CaSE)
Texas Education Code §39.0545, as added by House Bill 5, 83rd Texas Legislature, requires all districts to evaluate the district’s performance and the performance of each campus in community and student engagement. All school districts and charters are required to assign a performance rating of Exemplary, Recognized, Acceptable, or Unacceptable to the district and each campus for overall performance and the following categories:
• Fine arts
• Wellness and physical education
• Community and parental involvement
• The 21st Century Workforce Development program
• The second language acquisition program
• The digital learning environment
• Dropout prevention strategies
• Educational programs for gifted and talented students
Statute also requires that local committee(s) determine the criteria that the district uses to evaluate and assign a status regarding compliance with statutory reporting and policy requirements.
Texas School Accountability Dashboard
Created to give the public easy access to school accountability information, the Texas School Accountability Dashboard provides information about both the state as a whole and each individual district and campus. The charts below report state-level results for
the 2013–2014 school year. Click a chart for more information that includes definitions of its terms. Find similar information about a specific district or campus or compare districts or campuses using the menu on the left of the screen.
Click here to access the current Texas School Accountability Dashboard.
Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR)
The Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR) pull together a wide range of information on the performance of students in each school and district in Texas every year. Performance is shown disaggregated by student groups, including ethnicity and low income status. The reports also provide extensive information on school and district staff, programs, and student demographics.
Click here to access current TAPR reports.
If you have difficulty accessing the information from the website, hard copies of the reports are available at the district or campus office. If you have questions about the information, please contact Dr. Genese Bell at 210-882-1600 ext. 5108