•  State Ratings


     
    School districts and campuses in Texas are evaluated under the state's accountability system, which is administered by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). Accountability ratings are assigned to every district and campus in the Texas public education system each year. 
     
    The state accountability system consists of three domains:
    • Student Achievement Domain: Evaluates academic performance on STAAR and postsecondary readiness
    • School Progress Domain:
      • Part A: Academic Growth - Evaluates individual student growth on STAAR from year to year
      • Part B: Relative Performance - Compares a school's Student Achievement Domain score to similar campuses
    • Closing the Gaps Domain: Focuses on the performance of student groups
    The highest of the scaled scores earned in Student Achievement, School Progress Part A: Academic Growth, and School Progress Part B: Relative Performance will contribute 70 percent of the overall campus/district rating, while the scaled score earned on Closing the Gaps will contribute 30 percent. 
     
    In 2018, for each of the three domains and overall, campuses will receive ratings of Met Standard or Improvement Required, and districts will receive grades of A-F. 
     
    Starting in 2019, campuses and districts will both receive grades of A-F in each of the three domains, and overall. 
     

    Distinction Designations

    Also, the accountability ratings system awards Distinction Designations to campuses based upon performance in comparison to a group of 40 very similar campuses across Texas. (Campus Comparison Groups are selected based upon similarities in campus type, size, and student demographics.) In order to be eligible for a Distinction Designation, a campus must first receive a "Met Standard" rating. Distinction designations available include:

    • Top 25% in Comparative Academic Growth
      Awarded for campuses whose School Progress, part A domain scaled score is ranked in the top 25 percent of campuses in its campus comparison group. 
    • Top 25% in Comparative Closing theGaps
      Awarded for campuses whose Closing the Gaps domain scaled score is ranked in the top 25 percent of campuses in its campus comparison group. 
    • Postsecondary Readiness (also available to districts)
      Awarded for outstanding academic performance in attainment of postsecondary readiness. To earn a distinction for postsecondary readiness, an elementary or middle school must be in the top quartile within its campus campus comparison group. for at least one of the indicators for which they have data. High schools must have at least 33 percent of their indicators in the top quartile within its campus comparison group.
    • Academic Achievement in Reading/English Language Arts
      Awarded for outstanding academic achievement in reading/English language arts based on outcomes of several performance indicators. The campus achieved within the top quartile in relation to its campus comparison group on 50% or more (elementary/middle schools) or 33% or more (high schools) of their eligible measures in reading/ELA.
    • Academic Achievement in Mathematics
      Awarded for outstanding academic achievement in mathematics based on outcomes of several performance indicators. The campus achieved within the top quartile in relation to its campus comparison group on 50% or more (elementary/middle schools) or 33% or more (high schools) of their eligible measures in mathematics.
    • Academic Achievement in Science
      Awarded for outstanding academic achievement in science based on outcomes of several performance indicators. The campus achieved within the top quartile in relation to its campus comparison group on 50% or more (elementary/middle schools) or 33% or more (high schools) of their eligible measures in science.
    • Academic Achievement in Social Studies
      Awarded for outstanding academic achievement in social studies based on outcomes of several performance indicators. The campus achieved within the top quartile in relation to its campus comparison group on 50% or more (elementary/middle schools) or 33% or more (high schools) of their eligible measures in social studies.

     
     

     
    For more information, please visit TEA's A-F Resources or its interactive reports website.
     
    For the most current, complete information on Texas accountability, visit the TEA website at http://tea.texas.gov/perfreport/. Prior year state ratings information may also be accessed on the TEA website.
     
     

     
Last Modified on December 5, 2018