Accountability Update

December 2014

System Safeguards - 2014 Accountability Manual

The disaggregated performance results of the state accountability system serve as the basis of safeguards for the accountability rating system to ensure that poor performance in one area or one student group is not masked in the performance index. The state accountability system safeguard data are released in conjunction with the state accountability ratings.

The disaggregated performance measures and safeguard targets are calculated for performance rates, participation rates and graduation rates of eleven student groups: All Students and seven racial/ethnic groups: African American, American Indian, Asian, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, White, and Two or More Races; Economically Disadvantaged, Students with Disabilities, and English language learners (ELLs). Beginning in 2014, the ELL student group includes ELL students currently identified as limited English proficient (LEP) plus additional ELL students who have met the criteria for exiting bilingual or English as a Second Language (ESL) programs. These students are no longer classified as LEP for Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) reporting and are in the first or second year of monitoring as required by state statute.

Performance rates calculated for the safeguard system are the disaggregated performance rates used for Index 1. A single target will be used that corresponds to the 2014 target for student achievement in Index 1. Targets for participation rates, graduation rates, and limits on use of State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) Alternate and STAAR Modified are aligned to federal requirements. District and campus level system safeguard results will be reported for any cell that meets accountability minimum size criteria.

2014 System Safeguards

Every campus receives a 'Percent of Eligible Measures Met' score on the System Safeguards. Let's take a quick quiz!

Look at the following District information and email me your response.

School A scored - 100%

School B scored - 100%

School C scored - 100%

School D scored - 80%

School E scored - 78%

School F scored - 73%

School G scored - 70%

School H scored - 53%

School I scored - 52%

School J scored - 40%

Fill in the school name and email me your response. I'll let you know the answers after I've received a response from all administrators!