Due to the disruptions caused by COVID-19, all districts, open-enrollment charter schools, and campuses will receive the label of Not Rated: Declared Disaster in 2020.*
The rating label indicates that due to extraordinary public health and safety circumstances, the closure of schools during the state's testing window inhibited the ability of the state to accurately measure district and campus performance.While no ratings will be issued in 2020, an overall rating or domain rating of D or F in 2019 and an overall rating or domain rating of D or F in 2021 will be considered consecutive for the determination of multiple-year unacceptable status.
The administrative rule adoption process for Chaptes 1-11 of the 2020 Accountability Manual is complete: the final versions are available at: https://tea.texas.gov/2020accountabilitymanual.aspx
A Summary of Changes document explains the changes that were made from the proposed manual (posted in May) and the final, adopted manual.
Appendices will not be posted as they are irrelevant.
2020-2021 Accountabiltiy Manual
Will be available in the summer of 2021.
Public comment period is expected to open in May, 2021.
TEA A-F Accountability Resources Page
TEA has many resources for A-F Accountability posted on their website at https://tea.texas.gov/a-f/.
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Every Student Succeeds Act
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) works with and formally submits to the U.S. Department of Education under the nation’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) consolidated plan. The Closing the Gaps Domain within our state academic accountability system is used to meet the requirements of ESSA.
(This page contains links to the materials that each committee uses as it develops its recommendations for the accountability system. Please note that these materials are for informational purposes only and do not reflect the final recommendations of ATAC or APAC, nor do they reflect the commissioner's final decisions regarding accountability)
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