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Comprehensive, Targeted & Additional Targeted Support
Federal Accountability

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) became law on December 10, 2015, replacing the No Child Left Behind Act on July 1, 2017.  Under the provisions of Texas Education Code (TEC), Chapter 39, the state is required to provide interventions to improve identified low-performing schools. The ESSA statute increases the flexibility and decision-making authority afforded to states, encourages states and schools to be innovative, and holds states accountable for results.  ESSA provides a unique opportunity for the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to chart a path for shifting key decisions related to school improvement, funding, and resources.

Comprehensive Support

TEA Guidance Documents and Training Materials can be found HERE

If your campus is also identified under state accountability, please refer to the page for the year IR.

Comprehensive Support ONLY campuses are required to attend training at ESC-20. 

*Attending this training session is required for DCSIs and Principals of campuses identified as Improvement Required, and/or Comprehensive - per the state and federal accountability rating systems.

Year 1 Campuses and/or Comprehensive:
Thursday, August 30, 2018 Session 53986
or
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 Session 53933
or
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Session 49104

Targeted Support

Campuses will not be identified for Targeted Support until August 2019.

Additional Targeted Support

TEA Guidance Documents and Training Materials can be found HERE

Campuses identified as Additional Targeted Support ONLY campuses are NOT required to attend training at ESC-20. 

Intervention and Submission Requirements: Campuses identified for Additional Targeted Support will engage in the continuous improvement process to address the Domain 3 indicator(s) that led to the identification. Training materials are included at TEA's website. The intervention activities that are designed to address the indicator(s) should be included in the campus’ TEC §11 improvement plan.  Although no submissions or progress reporting are specified at this time, TEA may request the submission of the campus TEC §11 plan that contains these intervention activities.

Update 9/7/18: From TEA What’s New in Performance Reporting

Academic Accountability

Additional Targeted Support Identification

For 2018, any campus that was not identified for comprehensive support and improvement was identified for additional targeted support if it had at least one student group whose percentage of indicators met was at or below the percentage used to identify that campus type for comprehensive support. For 2018, the additional targeted support targets were 13 percent for elementary schools and 6 percent for middle and high schools.

How were those percentages set?

This year, the cut point for comprehensive identification was a Closing the Gaps scaled score of 47. “Unscaling” the 47 equates to a 13 elementary raw score and a 6 middle/high school raw score. Those raw scores were then set as the percentage of indicators a student group had to meet (by campus type).

For additional targeted support, indicators were evaluated if the student group met the minimum size criteria. Any elementary campus that had a student group that met fewer than 13 percent of their evaluated indicators was identified for additional targeted support. Any middle school or high school that had a student group that met fewer than 6 percent of their evaluated indicators was identified for additional targeted support. In other words, any campus that had at least one student group that met none of its targets was identified.

As a reminder, the annual identification of additional targeted support campuses is a federal requirement under the Every Student Succeeds Act. Campuses that may be excluded from state accountability requirements (such as residential facilities) cannot be excluded from federal identification. 

The lists of campuses identified for support under the Every Student Succeeds Act is available at https://tea.texas.gov/2018Accountability.aspx.

Contact:
Shannon Allen
Jamie M. Goodwin

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