We’re breaking down some of the most common questions we get asked related to the Accountability System in these short videos.
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.
Does the ELP Component of the Closing the Gaps Domain Employ a Subset Rule Similar to Accountability Subset Applied to STAAR Components?
Yes, a subset rule will continue to be applied to the ELP component. If the student was enrolled in the same district or campus on the October 2018 TSDS PEIMS Snapshot as the campus or district that they were administered the TELPAS in Spring 2019, the result will be included in the district or campus 2019 ELPS calculations.
Must a Student Accept the College Credit Hours Earned and Have Them on Their Transcript in Order to Receive CCMR Credit?
No, the OnRamps program provides the agency with OnRamps, dual enrollment, data that is used in Accountability calculations. CCMR credit will be awarded for successful course completion and eligibility for college credit hours, without regard to whether the student accepted credit hours.
Will Campuses that Earn a D or F Rating be Placed on the 2020 – 2021 PEG List Like they Were in the 2019 – 2020 Year?
No, the 2021 PEG list will include campuses that receive an F rating in both the Student Achievement and the School Progress Domains.
If a Student Receives an Industry-based Certification at our School but Withdraws in the Spring and Graduates from Another High School, Which School Gets Credit for the Certification?
Industry-based certifications are linked to students, the campus from which the student was reported as a graduate in TSDS PEIMS will receive CCMR credit for this graduate. The accountability subset rule does not apply when evaluating CCMR, it is only applicable when calculating assessment outcomes.