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.
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.
School Report Cards
Southside ISD is sharing information about the State, district and your child’s campus as part of our state legislative requirements. Copies of the 2014-2015 School Report Cards for the State, district and your campus are available for your review on the Texas Academic Performance Reports page or here.
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.