This Week in Performance Reporting: January 7, 2022

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Texas Education Agency

January 7, 2022

Performance Reporting Division

This Week in Performance Reporting

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What’s New in Performance Reporting

A–F Accountability

Remote and In-Person STAAR Data

The Texas Performance Reporting System has been updated with 2020–21 remote and in-person STAAR performance and participation data. Visit the system to learn more about how remote and in-person students participated and performed across student groups, campuses, districts, regions, and the state.

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Accountability System Development

Each year, Performance Reporting convenes two advisory groups to develop and revisit key provisions of the academic accountability system. These groups were instrumental in the establishment of the current accountability system and are central to its continued development and implementation.

The Accountability Technical Advisory Committee (ATAC), comprised of regional representatives from school districts and regional education service centers (ESCs), makes recommendations for major technical issues. The Accountability Policy Advisory Committee (APAC), comprised of representatives from legislative offices, school districts, parents, and the business community, identifies issues critical to the accountability system and makes recommendations for major policy issues. The committees’ recommendations are sent to the commissioner of education who makes the final decisions on the accountability system. To learn more about recent discussions on the 2023 accountability system and committee memberships, including your regional ATAC represent, visit the 2023 development webpage.

Local Accountability System

The 2021 Notice of Interest for districts wishing to participate in the local accountability system is now available. The form is available online and districts submitting a form will be contacted for follow-up discussions.

Participating districts may wish to develop a plan during the 2021–22 school year that is then applied to the 2022–23 school year. The Local Accountability System team remains committed to supporting districts in creating a plan that meets all requirements and supports a model of local accountability.

The Local Accountability Guide and Frequently Asked Questions provide information about plan requirements and example components. Both documents can 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 a 45-minute overview webinar with time for Q & A.

Registration links are available for upcoming webinar dates in January. The timeline for districts wishing to develop a local accountability plan is posted on our webpage along with the Notice of Interest.

Tuesday, January 11 at 10 am

Wednesday, January 19 at 9 am

Thursday, January 27 at 2 pm

Assessment Scoring and Reporting

TELPAS Administration

To be eligible for the spring 2022 administration of the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS), districts must set the Emergent Bilingual Indicator Code to “1 - Identified as Emergent Bilingual (EB)/English learner (EL)”. On Friday, January 7, 2022, Cambium will have the TELPAS Reading Test Format and TELPAS Listening & Speaking Test Format fields set to “O-Online” for all students registered in TIDE. Setting the test format does not make a student eligible for TELPAS.

For students who are marked eligible for TELPAS and need a paper test for a reading or holistic listening and speaking test, districts should submit a Special Administration Request form through TIDE under Administration and Security Forms.

Training Opportunities

The following training opportunities are now available in the Learning Management System (LMS):

  • Answer Document Training (PowerPoint and recorded presentation)
  • Accessing Summative Assessment Reports (recorded presentation)

This Week’s FAQ

When will the 2020–21 School Report Card (SRC) be available?

The 2020–21 SRC will be available at the end of January. Its release was slightly delayed this year to accommodate processing of final ratings associated with the Senate Bill 1365 optional alternative evaluation.

Performance Reporting Calendar

Mid-January: TEA publishes Acceptable ratings for campuses that met the SB 1365 eligibility criteria as well as the evaluation criteria adopted in TAC, §97.1006 and opted into the alternative evaluation. Appeals of the count of consecutive school years of unacceptable performance finalized. The final 2021 Consecutive School Years of Unacceptable Ratings listing is published.

Mid-January: Final TAPR PDF released (only change will be updated ratings for Acceptable campuses)

Late January: 2020–21 School Report Card released

February: 2022 accountability system framework released

May: 2023 accountability system reset framework released

Fall: 2023 accountability system targets and cut points released

August 2023: Accountability ratings under the reset system released