School Accountability

For 2017-2018, the State Accountability System assigned ratings to every campus and district in the Texas public education system based performance in three domains:

  • Domain I: Student Achievement evaluates performance across all subjects for all students, on both general and alternate assessments, College, Career, and Military Readiness (CCMR) indicators, and graduation rates.
  • Domain II: School Progress measures district and campus outcomes in two areas: the number of students that grew at least one year academically (or are on track) as measured by STAAR results and the achievement of all students relative to districts or campuses with similar economically disadvantaged percentages.
  • Domain III: Closing the Gaps uses disaggregated data to demonstrate differentials among racial/ethnic groups, socioeconomic backgrounds and other factors. The indicators included in this domain, as well as the 2018 Accountability Manual 4 Chapter 1—2018 Accountability Overview domain’s construction, align the state accountability system with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Districts were given a letter grade of A, B, C, D, or F while campuses were assigned a rating of Met Standard or Improvement Required.

For more information about the State Accountability System, please visit TEA Performance Rating and the GCISD Accountability page.

A-F Accountability Rating Implementation Timeline

House Bill 208, passed by the 84th Texas Legislature, required changes to the public school accountability system to be implemented in August 2018 including an A-F rating system. For an overview of what was to be included, please click here.

December 2016
Commissioner adopted a set of indicators to measure and evaluate districts and campuses.

January 2017
TEA released a provisional rating report showing the rating each district and campus would have received in 2016 if the A-F system had been in place. For an overview of the methodology used to determine the provisional ratings, please click here.

May 2017
HB 22, passed by the 85th Texas Legislature, required additional modifications to the A-F rating system.

June 2017
Campuses and districts reported to TEA the locally developed criteria used to rate the Community and Student Engagement Indicators.

August 2017
Campuses and districts received ratings based on our current accountability system.

Fall 2017
TEA will start a pilot group to design local accountability.

Winter 2017
TEA will launch a Task Force to determine how extracurricular activities could be included in the accountability system.

Spring 2018
Commissioner will finalize the rules for the revised A-F accountability system.

August 2018
TEA will not release first official A-F Ratings for campuses and districts as originally planned. Districts can expect to receive A-F labels under the new HB 22 plan. Campuses rating labels will be Met Standard or Improvement Required.

Fall 2018
Rules will be adopted for local accountability systems and the application window will open.

January 2019
TEA will release a provisional rating report showing how campuses would have been rated if the revised A-F rating system had been in effect for 2018.

August 2019
Campuses and districts will receive A-F rating labels under the revised A-F rating system.

Additional information regarding the Texas Commission on Next Generation Assessments and Accountability can be found on TEA's website and is linked here.