Texas Annual Performance ReportThe state accountability system assigns ratings to every campus and district in the Texas public education system each year. In most cases the system assigns one of four rating labels - ranging from lowest to highest - Improvement Required or Met Standard. To determine the rating label, the system evaluates indicators of performance, including assessment results on the state standardized assessment instruments as well as longitudinal completion rates and annual dropout rates. Generally, campuses and districts earn ratings by having performance that meets absolute standards or by demonstrating sufficient improvement towards the standard. In addition to evaluating performance for all students, the performance of individual groups of students is held to the rating criteria. The student groups are defined to be the major ethnic groups and the group of students designated as economically disadvantaged.The purpose of the state accountability system is first and foremost to improve student performance. The system sets reasonable standards for adequacy and identifies and publicly recognize high levels of performance and performance improvement. The system provides information about levels of student performance in each school district and on each campus, and it identifies schools and districts with inadequate performance and provides assistance.
House Bill 5 Evaluation Report
House Bill 5 was passed by the 83rd Texas Legislature, all districts are required to evaluate the district's performance and the performance of each campus in regard to community and student engagement. Districts must assign one of four performance ratings- Exemplary, Recognized, Acceptable, or Unacceptable- to the district and each campus for overall performance and several categories.Under House Bill 5, each district was required to use a local committee(s) to determine the criteria to be used in evaluating and assigning ratings and to evaluate the district's compliance with statutory reporting and policy requirements. These ratings are required to be posted on the school district's website.** It is important to note that there is no state guide regarding the criteria developed by each school district in this matter. Therefore, how ratings are developed and how districts choose to rate themselves in each category is not consistent among districts in the state.