The Leadership Loop

March 3, 2023

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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.

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.

Submission Dates

Progress 2 Submission- is Due by March 3rd in ISAM (artifacts are to be included)

Progress 3 Submission- is Due by June 3rd in ISAM (STAAR data as available should be included)

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

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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.


For Districts that Passed

Districts are encouraged to attend our following webinars:

· Class Roster Winter Submission training on March 1st at 10:00 a.m.

· Allotment Verification training on April 26th at 11:00 a.m.

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2022-2023 Title I, 1003 – School Improvement Grant Application: 2021-2022 Carryover Amounts Are Now Available

The purpose of this email bulletin is to notify recipients of the 2022-2023 Title I, 1003 – School Improvement Grant that 2021-2022 carryover funds have been released.

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

Attention all federally identified Comprehensive Support, Targeted Support, and Additional Targeted Support Campuses-

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-


SI Grant Webpage

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ESC 18 Support

If you are looking for some great support for your campus or district we are here for you at Region 18. All you have to do is put in a professional development request and our staff will work with you to create a support plan specifically for you.