District and Campus Accountability
The State Accountability System for 2018 and beyond will consist of four areas:
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 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 four areas 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 four areas, and overall.
Federal Report Cards
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), requires each State education agency to prepare and publish an annual report card with state-, district- and campus-level data.
ESSA also requires each State education agency to report annually to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.
Every district that receives Title I, Part A funding is responsible for distributing the state-, district- and campus-level report cards to each of its campuses, the parents of all enrolled students, and the general public.
Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR)
The Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR) pull together a wide range of information on the performance of students in each school and district in Texas every year. Performance is shown disaggregated by student groups, including ethnicity and socioeconomic status. The reports also provide extensive information on school and district staff, programs, and student demographics.