We’re breaking down some of the most common questions we get asked related to the Accountability System in these short videos.
House Bill 22 established the local accountability system, or LAS, to allow districts in open enrollment charter schools to develop local accountability system plans for their campuses.
A Local Accountability Plan is created at the district level to measure campus outcomes that are not included in the accountability system.
Progress measures are legislatively mandated in the Texas Education Code for the STAAR program. To meet these requirements, Texas developed the STAAR progress measure.
The district or campus overall percentage of economically disadvantaged students, which is used in relative performance, is calculated based on TSDS PEIMS October Snapshot data.
Are Military Enlistment Reporting Requirements for College, Career, and Military Readiness (CCMR) Changing?
For now, districts should continue to report intent to enlist in TSDS PIEMS until told otherwise. The agency is hopeful the Department of Defense will provide enlistment records this spring that may be used for future accountability cycles.
Can you delineate the 3 of 4 F provision and the provision that limits a district rating to a b if any of its campuses receive a D or F?
Districts and campuses are considered separately for the 3 of 4 F provision. If a district has 3-4 areas rated an F, the provision is applied in the highest scaled score the district can receive is a 59 or an F, unless the Student Achievement Domain rating is a D or higher.
The CCMR denominator in the Student Achievement Domain only consists of 2018 annual graduates, while the denominator in the Closing the Gaps domain, consists of 2018 annual graduate plus students in grade 12 who didn’t graduate.
According to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board: Level I and Level II certificates are awarded by an institution of higher education; certifying the satisfactory completion of a higher education program.
STAAR Data Files Show Values of 0, 1, or 2 For Progress. Are these Point Values Used to Calculate School Progress, Part A: Academic Growth?
In the STAAR data files a zero indicates limited progress, a one indicates expected progress, and a two indicates accelerated progress. For academic growth, one point is awarded for expected or accelerated growth. For additional information, including on when a half a point is awarded, see the matrices in chapter three of the 2019 accountability manual.
For students in grade 5 and 8, accountability calculations include assessment results for reading and mathematics from the first administration and first retest administration of all STAAR versions.
Does the English Language Proficiency Component Include Students Who Test in Nonconsecutive Grade Levels?
Yes, the ELP component evaluates the TELPAS result for the current ELs in grades K – 12 who’ve made progress in developing their English Language Proficiency since it was last assessed. Enrolled grade level is not considered.
How are Results Included in Accountability Calculations for those Students Who Move Between the April English i/ii EOC and May EOC Administrations?
English I and English II EOC assessment results from the April administration are assigned to the same campus or district as a May EOC assessment result. To meet the accountability subset, the student must have been administered the May assessment at the same campus or district that they were enrolled on fall Snapshot.