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Accountability Summary Report
Accountability Rating: This rating is a state accountability rating issued to the district or campus: Met Standard, Improvement Required, or Not RATED. The Met Alternative Standard rating is assigned to charters and alternative education campuses evaluated under alternative education accountability (AEA) provisions. In addition to the rating, the classification (Met Standards/Did Not Meet Standards) is shown for each performance index evaluated. To receive a Met Standard or Met Alternative Standard rating, campuses and districts must meet or exceed the target score on all indexes for which they have performance data.
Performance Index Report: Four performance indexes include a broad set of measures that provide a comprehensive evaluation of the entire campus or district. The numerical index score on each index evaluated for the district or campus is shown on a bar chart that illustrates the index score achieved on a range from 0 to 100. The Target Score, the score required to meet the standard on each index, is shown numerically below the index description as well as a graphical "cut line" on the chart. Index targets may be different depending on whether a district or campus is evaluated under AEA provisions or non-AEA provisions. Additionally, index targets for Index 2: Student Progress vary depending on the campus type.
Performance Index Summary: This section illustrates how the Index Score for each of the four indexes was derived using Points Earned divided by Maximum Points. This summary level data can be further disaggregated by examining the Calculation Reports and Data Tables which provide the performance results for each subject area and student group evaluated in the index.
Distinction Designation: Distinction designations recognize outstanding academic achievement in reading/English language arts and mathematics on various indicators of postsecondary readiness. Campuses that receive an accountability rating of Met Standard are eligible for the following distinction designations in 2013.
Campus Demographics: This section provides demographic information for the campus that is used in creating campus comparison groups which are used in the evaluation of Distinction Designations. Each campus is assigned to a unique comparison group of 40 other public schools (from anywhere in the state), that closely matches that school on the following characteristics: campus type, campus size, percent economically disadvantaged students, mobility rates (based on cumulative attendance), and percent of students with limited English proficiency.
System Safeguards: The disaggregated performance results of the state accountability system serve as the basis of safeguards for the accountability rating system to ensure that poor performance in one area or one student group is not masked in the performance index.
The disaggregated performance measures and safeguard targets will be calculated for performance rates, participation rates, and graduation rates of eleven student groups: All Students, Seven Racial/Ethnic groups: African American, American Indian, Asian, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, White, and Two or More Races; Economically Disadvantaged, Students with Disabilities, and English language learners (ELLs).
Texas School Accountability Dashboards
Texas School Accountability Dashboard: The Texas School Accountability Dashboard (Texas Education Code §39.309), required by House Bill 5 (83rd Legislature, 2013), is now available at http://www.texasschoolaccountabilitydashboard.org.
The dashboard, designed to provide the public with easily accessible accountability information, includes the four indexes that are the basis for the state’s accountability system and gives a summary of state, district, and school performance. The dashboard makes it possible to find clear and concise accountability information and demographics for an individual school, an entire school district, or the state as a whole and also allows users to compare performance between districts or schools. Note that districts are not statutorily required to disseminate the dashboard reports to their board of trustees or local communities but may choose to provide a link to the reports from their local website.
Visit the Texas School Accountability Dashboard at http://www.texasschoolaccountabilitydashboard.org.
To learn more about accountability ratings or the accountability system, please visit the Texas Education Agency website at http://tea.texas.gov/perfreport.
Texas Performance Reporting System
The most comprehensive state academic accountability report published by TEA, the Texas Performance Reporting System (TPRS) combines information previously released in the Texas Accountability Rating System, the Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR), and the School Report Card and includes results for student groups not previously reported. Most of the data is available at the campus, district, region and state level.