STATE ACCOUNTABILITY 16-17
Annual Report to Board of Trustees
The annual report includes the TAPR, district accreditation status, campus performance objectives, information on violent or criminal incidents, and information on the performance of the previous year's graduates in their first year of college, as reported by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). The 2016-2017 Annual Report to Board of Trustees was presented at the December 13, 2017 board meeting.
2016-17 TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY RATINGS & REPORTS
State Accountability Ratings
The state accountability system assigns one of three academic ratings to each district and campus: Met Standard, Met Alternative Standard, or Improvement Required. These ratings are based on a framework of four indexes that combine a range of indicators into a comprehensive measure of performance.
The performance index framework combines results from STAAR assessments, graduation rates, rates of students completing the various graduation plans, and other indicators. The performance indexes are as follows:
- Index 1: Student Achievement provides a snapshot of performance across subjects.
- Index 2: Student Progress measures year-to-year student progress.
- Index 3: Closing Performance Gaps emphasizes the academic achievement of economically disadvantaged students and the two lowest performing racial/ethnic student groups.
- Index 4: Postsecondary Readiness emphasizes the importance of earning a high school diploma that provides students with the foundation necessary for success in college, job training programs, the workforce, or the military.
Distinction designations are awarded to campuses for outstanding performance in relation to 40 other similar campuses. A campus that receives an accountability rating of Met Standard is eligible for the following distinction designations in 2017:
- Top 25% Student Progress
- Top 25% Closing Performance Gaps
- Academic Achievement in English Language Arts (ELA)/Reading
- Academic Achievement in Mathematics
- Academic Achievement in Science
- Academic Achievement in Social Studies
- Postsecondary Readiness
In 2017, districts that earn a rating of Met Standard are eligible for a Postsecondary Readiness designation.
For more information on the state accountability rating system, visit Accountability Rating System for Texas Public Schools and Districts on the Texas Education Agency (TEA) website.
Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR)
The Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR) pulls together a wide range of information annually on the performance of students in each school and district in Texas. The TAPR combines details of district and campus academic performance with financial reports and information about staff, programs, and demographics.
Prior to the 2012–13 school year, TAPR was known as the Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS) reports. Those reports, for school years 1990–91 through 2011–12, are available in the AEIS Archives.
For more information on the TAPR, visit Texas Academic Performance Reports on the Texas Education Agency (TEA) website.
School Report Card (SRC)
The School Report Cards (SRC), produced annually for each Texas public school campus, contain some information from the Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR), as well as some information from the Accountability Rating System for Texas Public Schools and Districts. The report provides information concerning student performance on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR), as well as information on student enrollment, class size averages, and financial expenditures. State law requires that the school report card display information about the state, the district, and the school. Where possible, the information must be reported by race/ethnicity and socio-economic status of the students and must include at least two years of results.
For more information on the SCR, visit School Report Cards on the Texas Education Agency (TEA) website.
Snapshot School District Profiles
Snapshot is a Texas Education Agency (TEA) product that provides general information about the characteristics of public school districts in Texas. Published since 1987-88, Snapshot presents a wide variety of information in a consistent format from year to year. Topics include a variety of demographic information about students and staff, as well as financial information about school district budgets, property values, and state financial assistance. Items showing student performance on state administered assessment instruments and college admission tests are also included. The Detailed Statistics section provides data for each school district and for selected groupings of districts. Other summarized data such as the Education Service Center region statistics are also provided. Campus-level (school) data are not provided in Snapshot, but can be found in the Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR) or in the State Accountability Ratings.
Click here to access the Snapshot School District Profiles.
Texas Performance Reporting System (TPRS)
The Texas Performance Report System (TPRS) provides additional performance reports and resutls for student groups not reported on State Accountability reports, the Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR), or the School Report Card (SCR).
Click here to access the Texas Performance Reporting System (TPRS).
Texas Consolidated School Rating Report (TCSR)
The Texas Consolidated School Rating Report (TCSR) combines the accountability rating, distinction designations, Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST) rating, and community and student engagement rating for each district and campus in Texas.
Click here to access the Texas Consolidated School Rating Report.
Texas School Accountability Dashboard
The Texas School Accountability 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. It also allows anyone to easily compare districts or schools.
Click here to access the Texas School Accountability Dashboard.