This Week in Performance Reporting: February 10, 2023

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What’s New in Performance Reporting

A–F Accountability

TEA explored several ways to phase-in requirements to align IBCs and Programs of Study and phase-out sunsetting IBCs. Feedback centered around the balance between rigor (ensuring that Texas is a leader in postsecondary success) and fairness (ensuring districts have time to adjust to changes in the system).

Based on feedback and additional data analyses, TEA proposes two updates.

  1. For cut point modeling, and beginning with 2023 ratings, limit the percentage of graduates who only meet CCMR criteria via a sunsetting IBC to five graduates, or
    20 percent of graduates, whichever is higher. This limit would be applied within Student Achievement and School Progress, Part B: Relative Performance and would not be applied within Closing the Gaps.
  2. TEA proposes pushing back the transition an additional year, so that the
    requirement to earn an IBC plus an aligned Level 2+ course would apply for the Class of 2024, the concentrator requirement would apply for the Class of 2025, and the completer requirement would apply for the Class of 2026. Based on data analysis and statutory requirements, the transition plan maintains the completer requirement when fully implemented. Analysis shows the concentrator requirement has a minimal impact on wages compared to the completer requirement, which has a positive impact on wages. In addition, completer status is currently required in statute. 

For additional information, please see the January Updates to Preliminary 2023 A–F Framework on the 2023 Accountability Development Materials website.

Assessment Scoring and Reporting

Spring 2023 TELPAS Administration

  • Calibration Trainings
    The calibration window for new and returning Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) holistic raters opens February 6, 2023. Practice sets and calibration sets are now available in the Learning Management System (LMS). Currently, there is an issue accessing the calibration trainings with Safari. Raters should use a different browser to access the calibration trainings as we work to resolve this issue. 

    As a reminder, district testing coordinators received their calibration passcodes on February 1 in their secure inbox in the Test Information Delivery Engine (TIDE). Raters should be provided the appropriate passcodes only during monitored calibration sessions.
  • Holistic Rating Upload Process With the new holistic ratings upload process for TELPAS, a Holistic Rating Upload task is now visible in TIDE in the Appeals/Score Codes module within the Test Administration panel. The Holistic Rating Upload task will be accessible in TIDE throughout the TELPAS testing window, February 20–March 31, 2023. 

    In addition, the new Holistic Ratings Upload template is now available on the Texas Assessment website on the Technology Resources page so that districts can become familiar with the layout and required information. A training video on the holistic ratings upload process has been added to the District and Campus Coordinator Resources on the Enter Student Information into TIDE page in the Complete Administrations section.
  • TELPAS Test Completion Rates Report
    Based on feedback from educators, the test completion rates report for TELPAS has been updated. In addition to viewing completion rates by test and domain, users can now view overall combination completion rates by grade. Users can verify the number and percentage of students who have completed all TELPAS components and monitor completion rates by test to track rates of students who have not yet taken all tests needed for a composite score.

    The TELPAS test completion rates report includes online listening and speaking tests and reading and writing tests as well as paper reading tests entered through the Data Entry Interface (DEI). TELPAS holistic assessments are not included in the completion rates report but can be verified by selecting Holistic Rating Upload as the request type from the View Requests task in the Appeals/Score Codes module.

Spring 2023 STAAR Administration

For the spring State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) administration, the initial order shipment of test administrator manuals is scheduled to arrive between February 21 and February 24, 2023. District personnel can now log in to TIDE to see how many STAAR Test Administrator Manuals they will receive. In TIDE, select "STAAR TAMs, Paper Materials Management" from the Administration Task dropdown menu to view this information.

For questions or assistance regarding the information in this communication, contact Texas Testing Support at 833-601-8821,, or via live chat.

Performance Reporting Calendar

February: Updated 2023 A–F System Framework Release

Late March: Alternative Education Accountability (AEA) Campus Registration Window 

April-May: What If Report (TEAL and Public Web) Release

April-May: Preliminary 2023 Accountability Manual Release

Late May: College, Career, and Military Readiness (CCMR) Verifier Corrections Window 

August 2023: Final 2023 Accountability Manual (All Chapters and Appendices) Release

September 2023: Accountability ratings under the refreshed system released