The Leadership Loop
Jan. 10, 2023
A-F Accountability Reset and Cut Scores
Join Us For Training
Join us either February 14th or February 28th as we compare and contrast the changes and help you understand how they will affect you.
The session will be 9-12 AM with a come-and-go optional support session from 1:30-4 PM in the afternoon.
Feb. 14th- Session #505593
Feb. 28th- Session #505594
Amendment to the State’s ESSA State Plan and Stakeholder Feedback
The Closing the Gaps domain 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 domain’s construction, align the state accountability system with ESSA requirements. A detailed summary of the proposed Closing the Gaps changes and a full draft of the ESSA amendment with changes highlighted is available here.
Stakeholders are encouraged to provide feedback here through February 1, 2023, to help inform the proposed rule. The 2023 Accountability Manual will be published in the proposed form in spring 2023 for additional feedback prior to becoming rule in summer 2023.
2022-2023 Intervention Guidance & Tools
- Campus Intervention Matrix
- Artifact Submission Guidance Updated 10/6/22
- Targeted Improvement Plan (TIP) Rubric Updated 8/18/22
- Progress 2 TIP Submission Checklist Updated 11/9/22
- EOY TIP Submission Checklist Updated 11/9/22
- Intervention & Submission Calendar - ESF Diagnostic Completed Updated 8/10/22
- Intervention & Submission Calendar - ESF Diagnostic Required Updated 8/10/22
- ESF Foundation Essential Action Success Criteria 2022-23 Updated 11/02/22
Performance Reporting Calendar
January: 2021–22 School Report Card released
Spring: Proposed version of the 2023 Accountability Manual
September 2023: Accountability ratings under the refreshed system released
Performance Level Cut Points
SAT and/or ACT results for accelerated testers are included in STAAR components in the subject areas of English language arts (ELA)/reading, mathematics, and science at the standards provided below.
Federal Report Card and Dissemination Requirements
Each LEA that receives Title I, Part A funding is responsible for disseminating the state-, LEA- and campus-level report cards to 1) all LEA campuses, 2) parents of all enrolled students and 3) the general public via widely available public means, such as posting on the Internet, distribution to the media, or distribution through public agencies.
At a minimum, the LEA must—
- Post direct links to the State, LEA, and campus report cards on its website;
- Notify parents of all students about the availability of the report cards and the options for obtaining them;
- Provide appropriate translation (either oral or written) upon request;
- Make hard copies available to parents upon request; and
- Make hard copies available for viewing in public locations.
Sample parent notification letters in English and Spanish that LEAs may customize are available on the TEA Federal Report Card Web Page. TEA strongly encourages LEAs to translate the sample letter in a language and format that all parents can understand.
LEAs are not required to use the sample parent notification letters, but they must make the federal report card information readily accessible to the public, and LEAs must notify parents of the availability of the federal report card information no later than Thursday, March 2, 2023.
The 2021–22 Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR) for your district and each campus in your district were available in mid-December on the TEA public website in PDF form. The TAPR Glossary, TAPR Guidelines, and data downloads are also available. The TAPR Glossary contains definitions and methodologies for all items found in the TAPR. The TAPR Guidelines are intended to help districts fulfill their legal responsibilities regarding the TAPR and annual report of their educational performance.
A batch PDF version of the reports including all campuses in a district was also available through the Texas Education Agency Login (TEAL) Accountability application. The data are masked in TEAL and on the public website; you may release the TAPR as provided on TEAL to the public. The agency does not produce unmasked versions.
About the TAPR
The PDF version of the TAPR includes only major data points and is designed to allow districts to fulfill their public notification requirements while the Texas Performance Reporting System (TPRS) provides additional data in a comprehensive system and is updated on a rolling basis as data becomes available. The TAPR will not be mailed to districts, but it can be saved or printed directly from TEAL or the TEA public website.
The statute requires that each district’s board of trustees hold a public hearing to discuss the district’s annual report within 90 calendar days of receiving the PDF TAPR. Holiday breaks do not count toward the 90 days. Within two weeks following the public meeting, each district must widely publish its annual report, including posting it on the district website and other public places.
Final 2020 Annual Graduates College, Career, or Military Readiness Outcomes Bonus (CCMR OB) Student Listings
The Final 2020 Annual Graduates College, Career, or Military Readiness Outcomes Bonus (CCMR OB) Student Listings and explanatory materials are now available in the House Bill 3 tab of the TEA Login (TEAL) Accountability application.
Data related to enrollment in institutes of higher education were updated from estimates of enrollment to actual enrollment. This listing is considered final and was used by the State Funding Division to settle up fiscal year 2021–2022 CCMR OB funding. Please note that the data in these reports are confidential.
The Summary of Finance (SOF) reports reflect funding based on the count of annual graduates in excess of the thresholds for the three cohorts: annual graduates who are educationally disadvantaged (economically disadvantaged), annual graduates who are not educationally disadvantaged, and annual graduates who are enrolled in a special education program.
The NF (Near-Final) column of the 2021-2022 SOF reports has been updated to incorporate CCMR OB funding and used in near-final settle-up calculations. Local education agencies (LEAs) may view their SOF reports through the online Foundation School Program (FSP) system and refer to SOF Run ID 39331. Negative balances resulting from this update will be transferred to reduce FSP payments in school year 2022–2023. Payments will be issued for positive remaining balances.
Federal Fiscal Year 2022 Title IV, Part A LEA Special Data Collection for Public Reporting – Program Objectives and Intended Outcomes
All LEAs that applied for Title IV, Part A, Subpart 1 program funds in 2022-2023 are required to report the information requested. TEA will take a phased-in approach to launch the Title IV, Part A Special Data Collection. During the first phase of the collection, LEAs will provide Title IV, Part A Program Objectives and Intended Outcomes for the 2022-2023 school year.
The Federal Program Compliance Division will collect the requested information using the Smartsheet WorkApp system. The report will open in the WorkApp on January 17, 2023. The deadline for LEA data submission will be March 17, 2023.
Title IV, Part A Program Objectives and Intended Outcomes Training
Title IV, Part A Program Objectives and Intended Outcomes Q&A Sessions