This Week in Performance Reporting: March 3, 2023

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This Week in Performance Reporting

Good afternoon, Performance Reporting bulletin members.

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What’s New in Performance Reporting

A–F Accountability

Performance Reporting has multiple confidential data releases, alternative education accountability (AEA) registration, and campus pairing registration on the horizon, all of which utilize the TEAL Accountability application. In preparation for these releases, we would like to send out a reminder on how to gain access to the TEAL Accountability application. TEAL Accountability application access varies across districts and charter schools, depending on staff roles and responsibilities; the application contains confidential student information related to accountability ratings. As such, only those district and charter school personnel who meet the requirements under the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) should apply. The steps below describe the application process.

  1. Go to the TEA Login page.
  2. Click Request New User Account.
  3. Fill in the form and submit it. You will receive an email with your account information.
  4. Apply for access to the Accountability application by selecting My Application Accounts > Request New Account. Once an application is submitted for access, a notification is sent to the superintendent for approval.

Please contact us at or 512-463-9704 with any additional questions.

Assessment Scoring and Reporting

Spring 2023 STAAR Administration

  • Early Results Guidance Tables
    On May 22, district testing coordinators will be able to access students’ raw scores for the spring STAAR administration in the Centralized Reporting System (CRS) and via data files sent to their secure inboxes in TIDE. To support districts in interpreting the raw score information and making accelerated instruction and graduation decisions, the Texas Education Agency has posted early results guidance tables on the STAAR Redesign webpage. For each STAAR grades 3–8 and end-of-course assessment, the table indicates whether the total raw score earned is likely passing, likely not passing, or in the zone of uncertainty. Refer to Reporting Timelines for Spring 2023 STAAR for additional information regarding reporting dates.

STAAR Alternate 2 Administration

Districts can expect to receive the initial order of secure test materials for STAAR Alternate 2 between February 27 and March 3. A training video on how to handle secure test materials will be available in early March. If needed based on initial orders received, districts may order additional paper test materials between March 3 and April 21. In TIDE, select “STAAR Alternate 2, Paper Materials Management” from the Administration Task dropdown menu to view more information.

2023 TELPAS Administration

The testing window for the 2023 Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) is open through March 31, 2023. As a reminder, all TELPAS tests must be completed, uploaded, and submitted by 11:59 p.m. (CT) March 31.

  • Online listening and speaking assessments and online reading and writing assessments should be completed in the Test Delivery System (TDS) for all eligible students in grades 2–12.
  • Holistic ratings should be uploaded in TIDE using the Holistic Rating Upload template for all eligible students in kindergarten and grade 1 and any students in grades 2–12 who are eligible for a special holistic administration of the listening, speaking, or writing.
  • Responses for special paper administrations of reading for any eligible students in grades 2–12 should be entered into the Data Entry Interface (DEI).

2023 TELPAS Alternate Administration

The testing window for the 2023 TELPAS Alternate is open through March 31, 2023. District testing personnel should enter students’ Observable Behaviors into DEI by 11:59 p.m. (CT) March 31.

Training Opportunities

  • STAAR Alternate 2 Accommodations

The How to Enter STAAR Alternate 2 Accommodations training video is now available in the Enter Student Information into TIDE section of the District and Campus Coordinators Resources. This video will review the two ways to record information in TIDE for students who are assessed with STAAR Alternate 2.

  • RLA Oral and Signed Administration

The Oral and Signed Administration for Reading Language Arts (RLA) training video has been posted to the Learning Management System (LMS). This training video will provide a brief overview of the Oral and Signed Administration Policy and how it applies to Reading Language Arts.

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

Employment Opportunities in Performance Reporting

The Performance Reporting Division is looking for people to join our team. Interested and qualified candidates can apply for the following positions:

Programmer III

The Texas Performance Reporting System (TPRS) Data and Federal Reporting team processes indicators for the TPRS and implements the federal accountability reporting requirements. The Programmer III will perform highly complex SAS and computer programming work in support of the state and federal accountability system. This is a senior level programmer position that works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Flexible work location within the state of Texas may be considered for qualified candidates.

Performance Reporting Calendar

March: Updated 2023 A–F System Framework Release

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

March 31: Final 2023 Accelerated Testers Student Listing (TEAL) Release

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

April-May: Preliminary 2023 Accountability Manual Release

Late April: 2023 Pairing Registration Window Opens

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

Late May: 2023 AF Estimator (TEAL and Public Web) Release

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

September 2023: Accountability ratings under the refreshed system released