This Week in Performance Reporting: March 6, 2020

Texas Education Agency Updates

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What’s New in Performance Reporting

A–F Accountability

Accountability Development

Earlier today the 2020 Texas Education Agency Academic Accountability System Framework was posted online at This document outlines substantive changes to the 2020 accountability system, which were informed by feedback from the public and recommendations from the Accountability Policy Advisory Committee (APAC) and Accountability Technical Advisory Committee (ATAC).

Key chapters of the 2020 Accountability Manual are expected to be published in the Texas Register for public comment in early May. The entire manual will be available online in late summer.

For questions about the 2020 accountability system, please contact Performance Reporting at or (512) 463-9704.

Data Quality Reminder

Data quality is the cornerstone of a fair and uniform rating determination. In the coming weeks, district and charter schools will receive pre-coded answer documents based on information provided through Texas Student Data System Public Education Information Management System (TSDS PEIMS) or district-provided files. Student identification information and data on answer documents or online testing records must be verified and, if necessary, corrected prior to submitting for scoring. Inaccurate student information may prevent the current test administration data from merging with a student’s permanent record.

District and campus testing coordinators should refer to the STAAR Assessment Management System User’s Guide for specific instructions on viewing and editing student information before an administration.

Local Accountability System

District timelines, including plan submission deadlines, are now posted on the local accountability website. An updated Local Accountability Guide will be posted soon. The availability of the guide will be announced via this listserv.

Districts that attended training during, or prior to, the fall of 2019, will receive an email with a link to submit a Notice of Intent: 2020–21 Plan Submission in the coming weeks. Other districts that would like more information about submitting a plan for the 2020–21 school year should contact the local accountability team as soon as possible to discuss options and plan for upcoming deadlines.

Please reach out to the local accountability system team at, call (512) 463-9704, or check the website if you have questions.

Assessment Scoring and Reporting

Raw score to scale score conversion tables for all state assessments are posted here

Parents can access their child’s assessment results in the Student Portal. Teachers and other authorized personnel can access student-level assessment results in the Teacher Portal. Assessment results at the campus/district/region/state level can be viewed in the Analytic Portal.

For questions or help with accessing and interpreting STAAR, STAAR Alternate 2, TELPAS, and TELPAS Alternate results, please email or call (512) 463-9704.

Accountability Winter/Spring Learning Webinars

The upcoming webinars will explain the identification of schools for improvement and the College, Career, or Military Readiness Outcomes Bonus. This series is designed for audiences who are not familiar with the topics or need training on the most crucial components.

All webinars are offered through Zoom, a free video conference service. You can sign up using a Zoom, Google, or Facebook login. If you don't have an account, you can sign up for free.

If you were unable to participate in a webinar, you can view archived recordings at this link.

Accountability Winter/Spring Learning Webinar Dates

Understanding the Identification of Schools for Improvement—March 10, 2020 at 1:00 pm 

Understanding the College, Career, or Military Readiness (CCMR) Outcomes Bonus —May 8, 2020 at 1:00 pm 

Utilizing the Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR) Data Download recording—Feb 7, 2020

Performance Reporting Calendar

March 30 through April 10—2020 alternative education accountability registration 

April 27 through May 8—2020 pairing decisions submitted in TEAL


Contact Information
Texas Education Agency
Performance Reporting Division
(512) 463-9704