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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.

 

 

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