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    TEA News Releases Online                                                                                                                 Nov. 7, 2013

     
    Final 2013 accountability ratings released
     

    AUSTIN - The Texas Education Agency today released the final 2013 state accountability system ratings for more than 1,200 school districts and charters, and more than 8,500 campuses. The final ratings are issued following an appeals process provided to districts and charters who contested district or campus ratings originally announced in August.

    Under the final 2013 ratings, almost 93 percent of school districts and charters across Texas have achieved the rating of Met Standard. Districts, campuses and charters receive one of three ratings under the new accountability system: Met Standard;  Met Alternative Standard;  or Improvement Required. School district ratings (including charter operators) by category in 2013 are as follows:

    RATING

    DISTRICT

    CHARTER

    TOTAL

    PERCENT

    Met Standard/Alternative

    979

    161

    1,140

    92.8%

    Met Standard

    979

    126

    1,105

    90.0%

    Met Alternative Standard

    N/A

    35

    35

    2.9%

    Improvement Required

    46

    30

    76

    6.2%

    Not Rated

    1

    10

    11

    0.9%

    Data Integrity Issues

    0

    1

    1

    0.1%

    TOTAL

    1,026

    202

    1,228

    100.0%

    The 2013 ratings are based on a system that uses various indexes to provide greater detail on the performance of a district or charter and each individual campus throughout the state. The performance index framework includes four areas: Student Achievement; Student Progress; Closing Performance Gaps;  and  Postsecondary Readiness.

     State accountability ratings were originally announced by TEA in August. The Texas Education Code requires the Commissioner of Education to provide a process for local districts or charters to challenge an agency determination of accountability rating. School district appeals are first carefully reviewed by an external panel before being sent to Education Commissioner Michael Williams for a final decision.

     The Texas Education Agency received 85 appeals in 2013, compared to 202 in 2011 when ratings were last issued under the previous rating system. Four of the 19 school district appeals (21 percent) were ultimately granted by the Commissioner. The district appeals granted in 2013 include:

     

    DISTRICT

    AUGUST RATING

    FINAL RATING

    Fort Davis ISD

    Improvement Required

    Met Standard

    High Island ISD

    Improvement Required

    Met Standard

    Iraan-Sheffield ISD

    Improvement Required

    Met Standard

    Kelton ISD

    Improvement Required

    Met Standard

     

    Eleven of the 66 campus appeals (17 percent) were granted by the Commissioner. The campus appeals granted in 2013 include:

     

    DISTRICT

    CAMPUS

    AUGUST RATING

    FINAL RATING

    Abilene ISD

    Sam Houston SAC

    Improvement Required

    Not Rated

    Amherst ISD

    P.E.P.

    Improvement Required

    Not Rated

    Austin ISD

    Rosedale School

    Improvement Required

    Not Rated

    Edinburg CISD

    Juvenile Detention Center

    Improvement Required

    Not Rated

    Everman ISD

    Bishop Elementary School

    Improvement Required

    Met Standard

    Garland ISD

    Coop Behavioral Center

    Improvement Required

    Not Rated

    Harlandale ISD

    Jewel C. Wietzel Center

    Improvement Required

    Not Rated

    Kelton ISD

    Kelton School

    Improvement Required

    Met Standard

    La Villa ISD

    La Villa College and

    Career Academy

    Improvement Required

    Not Rated

    Lamar CISD

    Community Center

    Improvement Required

    Not Rated

    Santa Anna ISD

    Early EE though 12th Grade

    Improvement Required

    Not Rated

     

    In addition to the rating changes due to granted appeals, the final ratings for two charter campuses and one charter district were revised due to data integrity issues. The final ratings for A W Brown-Fellowship Leadership charter district and campus were changed from Not Rated to Not Rated: Data Integrity Issues. The final rating for Girls and Boys Prep Academy Elementary in the Girls and Boys Preparatory Academy charter district was changed from Met Standard to Improvement Required.

    Under the final 2013 state accountability system, campus ratings (including charter campuses) by category and school type are as follows:

    RATING

    ELEM

    MIDDLE

    HS

    MULTI

    TOTAL

    PERCENT

    Met Standard/Alternative

    4,062

    1,511

    1,338

    296

    7,207

    84.2%

    Met Standard

    4,062

    1,504

    1,156

    265

    6,987

    81.7%

    Met Alternative Standard

    N/A

    7

    182

    31

    220

    2.6%

    Improvement Required

    477

    132

    126

    33

    768

    9.0%

    Not Rated

    72

    63

    283

    161

    579

    6.8%

    Data Integrity Issues

    1

    0

    0

    0

    1

    0.0%

    TOTAL

    4,612

    1,706

    1,747

    490

    8,555

    100.0%

     

    To view the 2013 state accountability ratings for districts, charters and campuses, visit the Texas Education Agency web site at http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/perfreport/account/2013/index.html.

     

     

    Page last modified on 11/7/2013 01:06:13 PM.