State Accountability and Academic Performance

For 2015-2016, the state accountability system assigned ratings to every campus and district in the Texas public education system based on student achievement in four areas as outlined by the Performance Index Framework:

  • Index one: Student Achievement absolute performance on this year's STAAR Assessments
  • Index two: Student Progress measuring student growth from one STAAR Assessment to the next 
  • Index three: Closing Performance Gaps to emphasize high-level achievement for your previous year's lowest performing groups
  • Index four: Postsecondary Readiness is based on the STAAR Postsecondary Readiness Indicator, as well as, additional measures for high schools including student diploma plans, participation in advanced courses, college entrance exam results, completing coherent CTE course sequences
For more information about the 2016 State Accountability System, please visit TEA's State Accountability website or the 2016 State Accountability Manual. 
HB 2804 (A - F Ratings) Implementation Timeline
House Bill 208, passed by the 84th Texas Legislature, requires changes to the public school accountability system to be implemented in August 2018. For an overview of what will be included, please click here. 
December 2016     
Commissioner adopts the set of indicators to measure and evaluate districts and campuses
January 2017         
TEA releases a provisional ratings report showing the rating each district and campus would have received in 2016 if the A-F system had been in place 

For an overview of the methodology used to determine the provisional ratings, please click here.

June 2017
Campuses and districts will report to TEA the locally developed criteria used to rate the Community and Student Engagement Indicators.
August 2017          
Campuses and districts will receive ratings based on our current accountability system
Spring 2018            
Commissioner releases final decisions for the 2018 A-F accountability system
August 2018            
TEA releases first official A-F Ratings for campuses and districts
Additional information regarding the Texas Commission on Next Generation Assessments and Accountability can be found on TEA's website and is linked here.
Learn more about State Accountability through a Texas Education Agency video:
Last Modified on May 30, 2017
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