This Week in Performance Reporting: June 11, 2021

Texas Education Agency Updates

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What’s New in Performance Reporting

A–F Accountability

The College, Career, and Military Readiness (CCMR) Verifier was scheduled for release at the end of May; however, due to technical difficulties, the release has been delayed until next week. Stay tuned for updates in next week’s bulletin.

Local Accountability System

The Local Accountability Guide and Frequently Asked Questions provide information about plan requirement and example components. They can both be found on the local accountability webpage.

Districts wishing to learn more about the local accountability system and how to develop a district local accountability plan can participate in an 45-minute overview webinar with time for Q & A.

Registration links are available for upcoming webinar dates in June. The webinar schedule through August 2021 is available here.

Friday, June 18, 2021 at 11 am

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 3 pm

Assessment Scoring and Reporting

Assessment Management System Transition Timelines

On Tuesday, important information related to the assessment management system transition to Cambium Assessment, Inc. (CAI) and NCS Pearson, Inc. was shared with district testing coordinators and education service center staff. To view this communication, visit the Performance Reporting resources webpage and click the Recent Communications tab under the Frequently Asked Questions Document section.

Spring 2021 STAAR Administrations

Reports Posted to Assessment Management System

Reports for the April and May 2021 STAAR administrations for end-of-course (EOC) assessments will be posted to the STAAR Assessment Management System on June 14, 2021. Printed copies of Confidential Student Labels for these administrations will be shipped to districts June 14–23, 2021. Printed copies of STAAR Report Cards will be shipped during the same window only for those districts that opted-in to receive the printed copies. Results for these administrations will be posted to the Student, Teacher, and Analytic Portals by June 15, 2021.  

Unique Access Codes Available

A report containing the unique access codes for third-grade students or students who are indicated as new to Texas will be posted on June 18, 2021. This report is being provided to assist districts with parent communication in advance of results being posted to the Student Portal for the May 2021 grades 3–8 administrations. The report will be available in the Assessment Management System under Reports > Students.   

Resolve Student Test Warnings and Submit Test Information Changes

Districts must resolve records for students who have inconsistent or missing student information or a mismatch between the most recent answer document submitted and records in the Assessment Management System. All resolutions and test information changes must be completed to be reflected in districts’ reports by

  • June 8, 2021, for Algebra I, Biology, and U.S. History; (closed)
  • June 14, 2021, for grades 5 and 8 mathematics and reading;
  • June 21, 2021, for grades 3–8; and
  • July 27, 2021, for Algebra II and English II.

Score Code Changes

Corrections to score codes may be made in the Assessment Management System starting June 14, 2021, for the April and May 2021 STAAR EOC administrations, and June 18, 2021, for grades 5 and 8 mathematics and reading. 

For questions or help with accessing and interpreting STAAR results, districts and parents can email or call (512) 463-9704.

Did You Know?

The 87th Texas legislative session has concluded. Performance Reporting is continuing to evaluate the impact of accountability-related bills. A brief overview of how these bills may impact Performance Reporting is provided below. Additional information will be forthcoming in future editions of the listserv.



HB 572

Adds enrollment in dropout recovery schools as an at-risk indicator for students

HB 773

Adds Career & Technical Education program of study to College, Career, and Military Readiness (CCMR)

HB 1147

Adds Texas National Guard to military readiness for CCMR and CCMR Outcomes Bonus (CCMR OB)

HB 1525

Removes CCMR OB Texas Success Initiative criteria for associate degree

HB 4545

Replaces student performance following promotion with performance of students receiving accelerated instruction in TAPR reporting

SB 879

Updates alternative education accountability dropout recovery school criteria to campuses with at least 60 percent of students 16 years of age or older or those approved by application

SB 1365

Defines which overall ratings are acceptable and unacceptable. Provides a special evaluation option for consecutive years of unacceptable performance for 2020–21. Requires a Not Rated label for 2022 unless the district or campus earns a C or better. Updates the Public Education Grant criteria and more.

SB 1615

Allows annual graduates of high school charter programs to demonstrate career readiness by earning an industry-based certification no later than six months after completing the program

To stay up to date on legislation impacting accountability, be sure to sign up and manage your subscription to the listserv on TEA’s website at

Performance Reporting Calendar

June: 2021 Verifier released in TEAL

July: Second 2021 CCMR Tracker released in TEAL

Mid-August: Excel file released on TEA’s 2021 accountability page indicating that all districts and campuses are Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster for 2021

Late August: Unmasked accountability reports and confidential student listings released in TEAL

Late August: Masked accountability reports released on and on TEA’s 2021 accountability page