The Leadership Loop
March 3, 2023
A-F Accountability Reset and Cut Scores
The Amendment to the State’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) State Plan came out on February 23rd and had some minor adjustments to how we will look at domain III Closing the Gaps. Please note how we will determine 2 points and how changes to student groups for federal and state accountability.
- ESSA State Plan Redline – February 2023
- Overview of ESSA Amendment – February 2023
- Summary of ESSA Amendment Comments – February 2023
TEA also released the STAAR and STAAR Alt 2 high/low cut points for the 2022 Accountability Cycle (June 2021, December 2021, and Spring 2022) and the 2021 Accountability Cycle.
These cutpoints assist you in knowing where your students fall on the transition model if they were in the Did Not Meet Grade Level or Approaches range in preparation for your What If ratings coming later this spring.
Once we get official scores in May for EOC and August for STAAR 3-8 for 2023 we will then use the transition model to produce scores for Annual Growth, Accelerated Learning Performance, and Academic Growth.
Also, TEA has released early results guidance tables to assist with raw scores and how to better make decisions about accelerated instruction before final scores are released on 5/31/23 for EOC and 8/11/23 for STAAR 3-8.
Progress 3 Submission- is Due by June 3rd in ISAM (STAAR data as available should be included)
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 1/24/23
- 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
Performance Reporting Calendar
March: Updated 2023 A–F System Framework Release
Late March: Alternative Education Accountability (AEA) Campus Registration Window
April-May: What If Report (TEAL and Public Web) Release
April-May: Preliminary 2023 Accountability Manual Release
Late April: 2023 Pairing Registration Window Opens
Late May: College, Career, and Military Readiness (CCMR) Verifier Corrections Window
Late May: 2023 A–F Estimator (TEAL and Public Web) Release
August 2023: Final 2023 Accountability Manual (All Chapters and Appendices) Release
September 2023: Accountability ratings under the refreshed system released
The 2021–22 Remote Learning Program Rating Data Tables
The 2021–22 remote learning program rating data tables and student listings, which provide the data used to determine a remote learning program rating, have been updated and are now available in the Texas Education Agency Login (TEAL) Accountability application. Please note that the data in these reports are confidential.
Due to variations in when students enrolled in virtual programs, the updated 2021–22 Remote Learning Program Ratings data sets have the accountability subset applied. The remote ratings released in December reflected outcomes where students were attributed to the district enrolled on October 2021 Snapshot. To learn more about the accountability subset, please refer to Chapter 1 of the 2022 Accountability Manual.
Note that 2021–22 remote learning program ratings are for informational purposes only. A 2021–22 remote learning program rating is not subject to assignment of consecutive years of unacceptable performance under Section 39.054(a-3) or 39.0546. A 2021–22 remote learning program rating may not be used for determining eligibility for participation in a local accountability system plan or for determining whether to impose any intervention or sanction authorized by Chapter 39A.
A summary of statewide remote learning programs ratings is posted to the 2022
Accountability Ratings website and can be found at the following link.
2022-2023 Title I, 1003 – School Improvement Grant Application: 2021-2022 Carryover Amounts Are Now Available
Grantees must start an amendment to the 2022-2023 Title I, 1003 – School Improvement Grant in eGrants to budget their 2021-2022 carryover amount. Once an amendment has been initiated, the carryover will appear on the BS6001 – Program Budget Summary and Support schedule in eGrants. Grantees will complete the program and budget schedules as appropriate, then certify and submit the amendment.
The deadline to submit amendments is 5:00 p.m. Central Time, June 2, 2023.
Visit the TEA Grant Opportunities page for detailed information about the 2022–2023 Title I, 1003 – School Improvement Grant. In addition, links to information on administering grants and other resources can be found on the Grants Administration page.
2023 2025 ESF-Focus Support Grant
It is that time again! TEA is tentatively opening the ESF-Focus Support Grant application on March 13th. This will be a 2-year grant that will award the campus around $100,000. As with the last cycle, the campus will be required to choose two pathways, they can either work with ESC 18 and TIL (Texas Instructional Leadership) or a VIP.
Please consider applying for this grant opportunity if you are a qualifying campus. The campus allotment for Comprehensive Support campuses outside of this grant has been drastically reduced by TEA in lieu of funding this grant.
Please see the following links for more info-