ARRA – SFSF State Plan Progress Report

State Application 

  

  

State Annual Report

  

 

SFSF Data Collection, Public Reporting and Planning  

State Plan  

The Application for Funding for Phase II of the Education Fund under the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund (SFSF) Program requires States, as a condition of receiving their remaining funding for the SFSF program, to submit a plan to the United States Department of Education (USDE) that describes the State’s current ability to fully collect and publicly report data, at least annually, for the indicators and descriptors set forth in the Application.

If a State is not currently able to fully collect and publicly report the required data or other information relating to a particular indicator or descriptor, the plan must describe the process that the State will undertake in order to have the means to fully collect and publicly report such data or information as soon as possible but no later than September 30, 2011. In addition, the State will need to establish milestones and a date by which the State expects to reach each milestone and publicly report its progress on completing these requirements.

 

Progress Report for the Indicators/Descriptors in the Approved State Plan Which are not Currently Publicly Reported

 

Indicators/Descriptors Milestones/Dates Status as of Sept. 30, 2011
Descriptor (a)(1) Describe, for each local educational agency (LEA) in the State, the systems used to evaluate the performance of teachers and the use of results from those systems in decisions regarding teacher development, compensation, promotion, retention, and removal.    
Does the State collect a description of the system each LEA uses to evaluate the performance of teachers? On or before June 2010 – TEA Division of Educator Initiatives and Performance will design the online survey tool to collect required information. Completed
On or before July 2010 - Implement statewide training for data collection. Completed
On or before September 2010 - Deploy survey tool to collect data from districts. Completed
On or before December 2010 - Analyze and publish the data on the Texas Education Agency web site. Completed
Does the State collect a description of the manner in which each LEA uses the results of the evaluation systems described above related to the performance of teachers in decisions regarding teacher development, compensation, promotion, retention, and removal? On or before June 2010 – TEA Division of Educator Initiatives and Performance will design the online survey tool to collect required information. Completed
On or before July 2010 - Implement statewide training for data collection. Completed
On or before September 2010 - Deploy survey tool to collect data from districts Completed
On or before September 2011 - Analyze and publish the data on the TEA web site. Completed



Indicator (a)(3) Indicate, for each LEA in the State, whether the systems used to evaluate the performance of teachers include student achievement outcomes or student growth data as an evaluation criterion. On or before June 2010 – TEA Division of Educator Initiatives and Performance will design the online survey tool to collect required information. Completed
On or before July 2010 - Implement statewide training for data collection. Completed
On or before September 2010 - Deploy survey tool to collect data from districts. Completed
On or before September 2011 - Analyze and publish the data on the TEA web site. Completed



Indicator (a)(4) Provide, for each LEA in the State whose teachers receive performance ratings or levels through an evaluation system, the number and percentage (including numerator and denominator) of teachers rated at each performance rating or level. On or before June 2010 – TEA Division of Educator Initiatives and Performance will design the online survey tool to collect required information. Completed
On or before July 2010 - Implement statewide training for data collection. Completed
On or before September 2010 - Deploy survey tool to collect data from districts Completed
On or before September 2011 - Analyze and publish the data on the TEA web site Completed



Indicator (a)(5) Indicate, for each LEA in the State whose teachers receive performance ratings or levels through an evaluation system, whether the number and percentage (including numerator and denominator) of teachers rated at each performance rating or level are publicly reported for each school in the LEA. On or before May 31, 2011 – TEA will survey LEA’s to determine whether or not each LEA makes their teacher evaluation data available online in a manner consistent with the indicator. Completed
On or before August 31, 2011 – TEA will report whether or not each LEA makes their teacher evaluation data available online on TEA’s website. Completed



Descriptor (a)(2) Describe, for each LEA in the State, the systems used to evaluate the performance of principals and the use of results from those systems in decisions regarding principal development, compensation, promotion, retention, and removal.    
Does the State collect a description of the system each LEA uses to evaluate the performance of principals? On or before June 2010 – TEA Division of Educator Initiatives and Performance will design the online survey tool to collect required information. Completed
On or before May 2011 - Implement statewide training for data collection. Completed
On or before May 2011 - Deploy survey tool to collect data from districts. Completed
On or before August 2011 - Analyze and publish the data on the TEA web site. Completed
Does the State collect a description of the manner in which each LEA uses the results of the evaluation systems described above related to the performance of principals in decisions regarding principal development, compensation, promotion, retention, and removal? On or before June 2010 – TEA Division of Educator Initiatives and Performance will design the online survey tool to collect required information. Completed
On or before July 2011 - Implement statewide training for data collection. Completed
On or before September 2011 - Deploy survey tool to collect data from districts. Completed
On or before September 2011 - Analyze and publish the data on the TEA web site. Completed



Indicator (a)(6) Indicate, for each LEA in the State, whether the systems used to evaluate the performance of principals include student achievement outcomes or student growth data as an evaluation criterion. On or before June 2010 – TEA Division of Educator Initiatives and Performance will design the online survey tool to collect required information. Completed
On or before July 2011 - Implement statewide training for data collection. Completed
On or before September 2011 - Deploy survey tool to collect data from districts. Completed
On or before September 2011 - Analyze and publish the data on the TEA web site. Completed



Indicator (a)(7) Provide, for each LEA in the State whose principals receive performance ratings or levels through an evaluation system, the number and percentage (including numerator and denominator) of principals rated at each performance rating or level. On or before June 2010 – TEA Division of Educator Initiatives and Performance will design the online survey tool to collect required information. Completed
On or before July 2011 - Implement statewide training for data collection. Completed
On or before September 2011 - Deploy survey tool to collect data from districts. Completed
On or before September 2011 - Analyze and publish the data on the TEA web site. Completed



Indicator (b)(1) Indicate which of the 12 elements described in section 6401(e)(2)(D) of the America COMPETES Act are included in the State’s statewide longitudinal data system.    
(8) A teacher identifier system with the ability to match teachers to students? December 1, 2009 - Design a classroom level data collection system that will link teachers to students. Completed
December 1, 2009 - Publish preliminary standards for data collection for school disricts to review. Completed
March 10, 2010 - Publish final standards for data collection for school districts. Completed
On or before December 1, 2010 - Complete training to Education Service Centers PEIMS Coordinators and school districts on implementation of the data collection system. Completed
On or before August 31, 2011 - TEA Division of Information Technology will conduct required data collection. Completed
(9) Student-level transcript information, included on cources completed and grades earned? December 1, 2009 - Modify the design of the course completion data collection to include grades for courses taken for high school credit. Completed
December 1, 2009 - Publish preliminary standards for data collection for school disricts to review. Completed
March 10, 2010 - Publish final standards for data collection for school districts. Completed
On or before December 1, 2010 - Complete training to Education Service Centers PEIMS Coordinators and school districts on implementation of the data collection system. Completed
On or before August 31, 2011 - TEA Division of Information Technology will conduct required data collection. Completed
(11) Information regarding the extent to which students transition successfully from secondary school to postsecondary education, including whether students enroll in remedial coursework? On or before December 31, 2010 - NSC is expected to provide out-of-state postsecondary enrollment data for 2008-2009 Texas high school graduates. Completed
On or before December 31, 2011 - NSC is expected to provide out-of-state postsecondary enrollment data for 2009-2010 Texas high school graduates. Completed
(12) Other information determined necessary to address alignment and adequate preparation for success in postsecondary education? On or before September 15, 2011 - THECB will conduct collection of postsecondary data. Completed



Indicator (b)(2) Indicate whether the State provides student growth data on their current students and the students they taught in the previous year to, at a minimum, teachers of reading/language arts and mathematics in grades in which the State administers assessments in those subjects in a manner that is timely and informs instructional programs. On or before February 2010 - TEA will select a vendor for services, including a data portal. Completed
On or before September 2010 - The data portal will be available with limited capabilities. Completed
On or before September 2011 - The fully implemented data portal with student-teacher link will go into effect. Completed



Indicator (b)(3) Indicate whether the State provides teachers of reading/language arts and mathematics in grades in which the State administers assessments in those subjects with reports of individual teacher impact on student achievement on those assessments. On or before February 2010 - Selection of a provider of assessment services, of which the Student Assessment Data Portal is a requirement. Completed
On or before September 2010 - The data portal will be available with limited capabilities. Completed
On or before August 2011 - Fully implemented Student Assessment Data Portal. Completed



Indicator (c)(4) Indicate whether the State has completed, within the last two years, an analysis of the appropriateness and effectiveness of the accommodations it provides students with disabilities to ensure their meaningful participation in State assessments. On or before March 2010 - The TEA Division of Student Assessment staff will draft the survey for test administrators. Completed
On or before April 2010 - The TEA Division of Student Assessment staff will conduct the survey with test administrators. Completed
On or before August 2010 - The TEA Division of Student Assessment staff will analyze results from the survey and other sources. Completed
On or before October 2010 - The TEA Division of Student Assessment staff will finalize and post results online. Completed



Indicator (c)(6) Indicate whether the State has completed, within the last two years, an analysis of the appropriateness and effectiveness of the accommodations it provides limited English proficient students to ensure their meaningful participation in State assessments. On or before March 2010 - The TEA Division of Student Assessment staff will draft the survey for test administrators. Completed
On or before April 2010 - The TEA Division of Student Assessment staff will conduct the survey with test administrators. Completed
On or before August 2010 - The TEA Division of Student Assessment staff will analyze results. Completed
On or before October 2010 - The TEA Division of Student Assessment staff will finalize and post results online. Completed



Indicator (c)(11) Provide, for the State, for each LEA in the State, for each high school in the State and, at each of these levels, by student subgroup (consistent with section 1111(b)(2)(C)(v)(II) of the ESEA), of the students who graduate from high school consistent with 34 CFR 200.19(b)(1)(i), the number and percentage (including numerator and denominator) who enroll in an institution of higher education (IHE) (as defined in section 101(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA)) within 16 months of receiving a regular high school diploma. On or before July 30, 2010 - TEA will provide a graduate data file to NSC. NSC will match to its database and return the file with out-of-state enrollment data to TEA. Completed
On or before August 30, 2011-TEA will load out-of-state data to the TEA's Texas P-16 Public Education Information Resource Public (TPEIR) Data Warehouse. Completed



Indicator (c)(12) Provide, for the State, for each LEA in the State, for each high school in the State and, at each of these levels, by student subgroup (consistent with section 1111(b)(2)(C)(v)(II) of the ESEA), of the students who graduate from high school consistent with 34 CFR 200.19(b)(1)(i) who enroll in a public IHE (as defined in section 101(a) of the HEA) in the State within 16 months of receiving a regular high school diploma, the number and percentage (including numerator and denominator) who complete at least one year’s worth of college credit (applicable to a degree) within two years of enrollment in the IHE. On or before September 15, 2011-Data will be submitted from IHEs to THECB and prepared for loading into TPEIR. Completed



Indicator (d)(9) Provide, for the State and for each LEA in the State that operates charter schools, the number and percentage of charter schools that have made progress on State assessments in reading/language arts in the last year. On or before September 15, 2010 - Amend report containing the additional state level summary data will be reposted to the TEA website. Completed



Indicator (d)(10) Provide, for the State and for each LEA in the State that operates charter schools, the number and percentage of charter schools that have made progress on State assessments in mathematics in the last year. On or before September 15, 2010 - Amend report, containing the additional state level summay data will be reposted to the TEA website. Completed

 

Reporting Fraud, Waste, or Abuse of ARRA Funds 


Texas State Auditor's Office (SAO)

The SAO investigates allegations of fraud, waste or abuse involving state funds and resources, including ARRA funds. To report fraud, waste or abuse (or suspicion of fraud, waste or abuse) to the SAO, call the SAO Hotline at 800-TX-AUDIT (892-8348) or submit a report to the SAO's Online Reporting Hotline.

 

United States Department of Education (USDE) Office of Inspector General (OIG)  

The USDE OIG investigates allegations of fraud, waste and abuse related to federal education funds and federally funded programs, including ARRA funds.  To report fraud, waste, or abuse (or suspicion of fraud, waste or abuse) to the USDE OIG, contact the Special Agent in Charge for Texas (Thomas Utz Jr., (214) 661-9538, 1999 Bryan Street, Suite 1440, Dallas, TX 75201-6817); email oig.hotline@ed.gov; call 1-800-MISUSED (1-800-647-8733); or write the Inspector General’s Hotline, Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-1500.  USDE OIG provides additional guidance for reporting at OIG Hotline:  Fraud Prevention.

 


For additional information, contact:

Division of NCLB Program Coordination
1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, TX  78701
512/463-9374

nclb@tea.state.tx.us

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