2014 State Accountability Update

Report
2014
State Accountability Update
TETN Videoconference #30123| August 21, 2014
Texas Education Agency | Office of Assessment and Accountability
Division of Performance Reporting
Review and Feedback on
2014 State Accountability Release
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2014 State Accountability Highlights
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2014 Statewide Results
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Districts
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Of the 1,227 districts in the state, 1,106 (90.1%) achieved a
Met Standard or Met Alternative Standard rating, compared
to 1,136 (92.5%) in August 2013.
111 (9.0%) were labeled Improvement Required, compared
to 80 (6.5%) in August 2013.
10 (0.8%) were labeled Not Rated, compared to 12 (1.0%) in
August 2013.
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2014 Statewide Results
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Campuses
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Of the 8,574 campuses in the state, 7,278 (84.9%) achieved a
Met Standard or Met Alternative Standard rating, compared
to 7,206 (84.2%) in August 2013.
750 (8.7%) were labeled Improvement Required, compared
to 778 (9.1%) in August 2013.
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2014 Statewide Results
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Alternative Education Accountability (AEA) Campuses
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Of the 400 campuses registered to be evaluated under AEA
provisions, 242 (60.5%) achieved a Met Alternative Standard
rating, compared to 220 (55.6%) in August 2013.
29 (7.3%) were labeled as Improvement Required, compared
to 36 (9.1%) in August 2013.
129 (32.3%) were labeled as Not Rated, comprising 45 AECs
of Choice and 84 Residential Facilities. In August 2013, 140
(35.4%) were labeled as Not Rated.
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2014 Statewide Results
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Distinction Designations - only districts and campuses that received a Met
Standard rating are eligible for Distinction Designations in 2014.
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Of the 8,574 campuses, 2,249 (26.2%) received a distinction for reading/ELA
and 2,028 (23.7%) for Postsecondary Readiness (campus).
2,025 (23.6%) campuses received a distinction for achieving the Top 25% in
Closing Performance Gaps and 1,938 (22.6%) received a distinction for
mathematics.
1,841 (21.5%) campuses received a distinction for science; 1,577 (18.4%) for
the Top 25 Percent: Student Progress; and 867 (10.1%) for Social Studies.
In total, 4,422 (51.6%) campuses received one or more Distinction
Designations. Of the 1,227 districts evaluated, 26 (2.1%) received the
Distinction Designation for Postsecondary Readiness.
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Notice of Performance Requirements
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Sections 39.361 and 39.362 of the Texas Education Code require districts
to do the following:
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Districts must state whether the campus has been awarded a distinction
designation or is currently rated Improvement Required, and an
explanation of the significance of the information.
Districts must by the 10th day of the new school year have posted on
the district website the current accreditation status and accountability
ratings, Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR), and School Report
Cards (SRC) as well as an explanation of the information.
See the FAQ at the following link to help districts meet these requirements:
http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/perfreport/3297_faq.html
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2014 Appeals Process: Timeline
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August 8 through
September 9, 2014
Districts must register their district and campus using the TEASE
Accountability website then submit the appeal with supporting
documentation via the mail.
Appeals not signed by the district superintendent will be denied. See
“How to Appeal” in Chapter 7 of the 2014 Accountability Manual at
http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/perfreport/account/2014/manual/index.html
Appeals must be postmarked or hand delivered no later than 5:00 p.m.
September 9, 2014, in order to be considered.
September 9, 2014
Appeals postmarked or hand delivered past this time and date will
be denied.
Early November 2014
The commissioner’s decisions will be mailed in the form of response
letters to each appellant. Letters will be posted to the TEASE site.
The outcome of all appeals will be reflected in the ratings update
Early November 2014 scheduled for November 2014. At that time, the TEASE and public
websites will be updated.
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2014 Appeal Process
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Districts may appeal for any reason. However, since the state
accountability system relies on performance index calculations, the
basis for a state accountability appeal should be a data or
calculation error attributable to the testing contractor or TEA.
The compensatory nature of the index framework and other
features of the indexes, such as the use of multiple indicators to
derive an overall index score, minimize the possibility that district
errors in coding student demographic information in PEIMS or the
STAAR assessment program negatively impact the overall
accountability rating.
Also, the use of online applications provided by the agency and
testing contractor ensures that districts are aware of data
correction opportunities. District responsibility for data quality is
the cornerstone of a fair and uniform rating determination.
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2014 Appeal Process: Special Circumstances
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District requested that writing results be rescored. Include a copy of
the dated request to the test contractor and the outcome with the
appeal. If the rescored results impact the rating, the copies are
necessary since rescored results may not have been processed in
time to be included in the assessment data that determined the
accountability ratings by August 8th.
Other serious problems found. Copies of correspondence with the
test contractor or the regional ESC should be provided with the
appeal.
Errors based on STAAR or TELPAS online test submission. Errors must
include documentation of the administration of the assessment.
Campus shut down during a test administration. The issuance of a
Not Rated label is possible. In these cases, any affected results that
may have been scored are not evaluated. Also, no reliable rating can
be issued based on available data.
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2014 Appeal Process
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Not Rated: Other
 Districts rated Not Rated: Other are responsible for appealing this rating by
the scheduled appeal deadline if the basis for this rating was a result of special
circumstance or error by the testing contractor that affected data used to
determine accountability ratings. If the agency determines that the Not Rated:
Other rating was assigned due to a unique circumstance, the agency will assign
an updated rating.
Distinction Designations
 Distinction Designations cannot be appealed. Indicators used for distinctions are
reported for most schools regardless of eligibility for a designation outcome.
Since districts and campuses rated Improvement Required are not eligible for a
distinction, districts and campuses that appeal an Improvement Required rating
will automatically receive any Distinction Designation earned if their appeal is
granted and their rating is raised to Met Standard.
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2014 Appeal Process
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Relationship to the Accountability System Safeguards and PBMAS
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The Accountability System Safeguard measures, PerformanceBased Monitoring Analysis System (PBMAS) indicators, and
Program Monitoring and Interventions Division intervention
staging requirements will be considered when making decisions
on appeals.
School district data submitted through PEIMS or to the state
assessment contractor are also considered.
Please note that certain appeal requests may lead to Program
Monitoring and Interventions activities to address potential
concerns related to data integrity.
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2014 System Safeguards and Interventions
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Information for Districts, Campuses, and Charter Schools with Areas of
Need Identified through the 2014 State Accountability System.
See: Letter to the Administrator Addressed, Tuesday, August 19, 2014,
now posted on the TEA website.
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The performance indexes provide an overview of campus and district
performance and a means by which to rate achievement.
Areas of need are addressed through the Division of Program Monitoring
and Interventions, whose evaluation is based on System Safeguards.
See the District/Campus Intervention Flowcharts provided during the PMI
Division TETN August 15, 2014 (9 a.m. – 12 noon).
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Districts with Only One Campus
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The 2014 accountability rating system for school districts with only one campus (that
received a rating) is based on the campus-level data. Therefore, the campus target by
campus type determines the required performance index targets. This process ensures
that the school district and single campus receive the same 2014 accountability rating.
Targets for school districts with only one campus (that receive a rating) represent the
campus targets. Campuses within these districts are eligible 2014 Accountability
Distinction Designations. The districts are not eligible for the District Postsecondary
Distinction Designation.
The following footnote will appear on the school district’s Index Calculation Data
Tables (under the target displayed):
The district has only one campus rated for accountability; therefore, the district is
evaluated based on the campus-level data at the index target required for campuses,
by campus type.
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2014 Performance Reports
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Index Reports and Data on TEASE
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SAMPLE ISD (123456)
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Index Reports and Data on TEASE
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SAMPLE ISD (123456)
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Index Reports and Data on TEASE
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SAMPLE ISD (123456)
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Index Reports and Data on TEASE
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SAMPLE ISD (123456)
Index 4 STAAR Den
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2013-14 Texas Consolidated Ratings Report
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October 1, 2014 – Release of Consolidated Ratings Report
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Per House Bill 5, a newly-developed report will be posted online by
October 1 that will include the 2014 state-assigned academic and
financial ratings, and the 2014 locally-assigned community and
student engagement ratings.
The reports will include the community and student engagement
ratings that were reported in PEIMS Submission 3 to TEA. Districts
cannot alter the ratings that were submitted in PEIMS, therefore,
any discrepancies between the ratings posted on district websites
and the October 1 report released by TEA may be noted by the
district on their local website.
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2013-14 Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR)
and School Report Card
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The TAPR will be released on the TEA Secure Environment (TEASE)
and the TEA public website in November 2014.
The School Report Card (SRC) will report a subset of data that are
reported on the Performance Report.
The SRC and all its reporting requirements will be released on the
TEA public website by the end of 2014.
More information on the TAPR and School Report Card will be
disseminated during the November 13, 2014 TETN session
(#30124).
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2013-14 Texas School Accountability Dashboard
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Per House Bill 5, a newly-developed comparison reporting system
based on 2014 performance index results of the fullyimplemented state accountability rating system will be posted
online by December 19, 2014.
More information on the Dashboard reports will be disseminated
during the November 13, 2014 TETN session (#30124).
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2015 Accountability Development
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Accountability Advisory Committees
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 Late fall 2014 - accountability advisory groups convene to
develop recommendations for accountability ratings criteria
and targets for 2015.
 Early Spring 2015 – commissioner announces accountability
ratings criteria and targets for 2015 and, if possible,
preliminary 2016 targets.
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2015 Accountability Development Topics
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Changes to the STAAR Testing Program in 2014-15
 Revised STAAR Mathematics Tests for grades 3-8 (see May 1,
2014 correspondence)
 Elimination of STAAR Modified
 Implementation of STAAR Accommodated
 Implementation of redesigned STAAR Alternate
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2015 Distinction Designations
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Distinction Designations that were assigned in 2014 will be assigned in 2015
No significant changes are anticipated for the seven distinctions for campuses
and the postsecondary readiness distinction for districts.
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Indicators evaluated in 2014 for each distinction designation will likely
continue to be evaluated in 2015, based on recommendations from
accountability advisory groups.
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New indicators may be added to certain distinction designations in 2015,
based on recommendations from accountability advisory groups.
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Methodology for determining campus comparison groups will likely remain
unchanged.
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Methodology for determining postsecondary readiness distinction
designation for districts will likely remain unchanged.
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2014 Calendar
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Questions
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Resources
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2014 Accountability Rating System
http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/perfreport/account/2014/index.html
Performance Reporting Home Page
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/perfreport
Performance Reporting E-mail
[email protected]
Division of Performance Reporting Telephone
(512) 463-9704
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