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 windo 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.
*When a district or campus receives a Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster label, the district or campus shall continue to implement the previously ordered sanctions and interventions.
Campuses and/or districts that are identified for interventions due to low performance in the state academic accountability rating system and/or the federal accountability system must engage in certain intervention actions designed to improve low performance. Additional information can be found in the 2020 Accountability Manual at: https://tea.texas.gov/2020accountabilitymanual.aspx.
As stipulated at TEC §39.104, accountability interventions and sanctions also apply to charter schools.