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Accreditation Status Matrix

2013-2014 Accreditation Statuses

2012-2013 Accreditation Statuses will not be issued 

  2011-2012 Accreditation Statuses     

       North Forest Decision       North Forest Decision & Order

2010-2011 Accreditation Statuses

2009-2010 Accreditation Statuses

2008-2009 Accreditation Statuses

2007-2008 Accreditation Statuses


During the 79th Texas Legislature, Third Called Session, 2006, House Bill 1 (HB 1) was passed, which amended the Texas Education Code (TEC), Chapter 39, Public School System Accountability. The HB 1 changes addressed, in part, the accreditation of school districts; sanctions and interventions for school districts, charter schools, and campuses; and the review by the State Office of Administrative Hearings of certain sanctions. As a result, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) was required to adopt rules to implement the changes addressed.

In a To The Administrator Addressed letter dated January 7, 2008, the Texas Education Agency (TEA or Agency) notified districts that:

  • 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 97, Planning and Accountability, Subchapter DD, Investigative Reports, Sanctions, and Record Reviews had been amended;
  • 19 TAC Chapter 97, Planning and Accountability, Subchapter EE, Accreditation Status, Standards, and Sanctions and 19 TAC Chapter 157, Hearings and Appeals, Subchapter EE, Review by State Office of Administrative Hearings: Certain Accreditation Sanctions had been adopted.

These changes establish new and revised rules in compliance with HB 1 and clarify and codify current TEA practice, as well as the commissioner of education’s intent, regarding accreditation issues.

These commissioner's rules related to accreditation may be viewed at Texas Administrative Code—Currently in Effect.

19 TAC Chapter 97, Planning and Accountability, Subchapter EE, Accreditation Status, Standards, and Sanctions defines the accreditation statuses of Accredited, Accredited-Warned, Accredited-Probation, and Not Accredited-Revoked and states how accreditation statuses will be determined and assigned to school districts. The rules also establish accreditation standards and sanctions, including definitions, purpose, and oversight appointments.

On November 23, 2008, 19 TAC §97.1037, 97.1051, 97.1053, and 97.1055 were amended to make the rules on accreditation status applicable to charter schools.

On July 28, 2010, these rules were amended to address changes to TEC, Chapter 39, as a result of HB 3 of the 81st Legislature, Regular Session, 2009.

Note: An accreditation status may be withheld pending final data necessary for the completion of a status assignment.

Authority and Background

TEC §39.051 and §39.052

19 TAC §97.1055. Accreditation Status

Definitions of Accreditation Statuses  

Status Assignment Determination

Required Notification of Lowered Status

TEA Required Notification Language

District Accredited-Warned (Word) (30KB)
District Accredited-Warned (PDF) (27KB) 

District Accredited-Probation (Word) (31KB)
strict Accredited-Probation (PDF) (28KB)

Charter District Accredited-Warned (Word) (31KB)
Charter District Accredited-Warned (PDF) (28KB)

Charter District Accredited-Probation (Word) (31KB)
Charter District Accredited-Probation (PDF) (28KB)

Note: The requirements for public notification are specified in 19 TAC §97.1055(f). Documentation showing compliance with the notification requirements must be sent to the Texas Education Agency by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the following address:

Division of Accreditation & School Improvement

Texas Education Agency

1701 North Congress Avenue

Austin, Texas 78701

Related Correspondence

2013-2014 Assignment of District Accreditation Statuses

2012-2013 Assignment of District Accreditation Statuses

2011-2012 Assignment of District Accreditation Statuses

2010-2011 Assignment of District Accreditation Statuses

2009-2010 Assignment of District Accreditation Statuses  

Page last modified on 9/19/2014 01:26:03 PM.