This Week in Performance Reporting: November 3, 2023

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What’s New in Performance Reporting

A–F Accountability

For questions or assistance regarding the information in this section, call the Performance Reporting Division at 512-463-9704 or email

The Final 2023 Accountability Manual is Now Available!

On Tuesday, October 31st the agency announced the publication of the final rule adopting the 2023 Accountability Manual in the To the Administrator Correspondence (TAA) [here]. The final manual entails all chapters and appendices and is now posted online. The issuance of the A-F ratings under this final rule is pending and subject to change based on judicial rulings or decisions from the 88th Legislature during a special called session.

The following anticipated release dates are also subject to change based on judicial rulings or decisions from the 88th Legislature during a special called session.

Upcoming: What if ratings for the 2021-22 school year (November 7, 2023)

To provide information to help school systems internally evaluate performance, What if ratings for the 2021-22 school year based on the newly final rule’s methodology from the 2023 Accountability Manual will be posted for districts within TEAL on November 7, 2023. An explanatory document providing an overall summary of key changes to the 2022 What If reports since the first release on May 31, 2023 will be provided within TEAL. Statewide summaries of 2021-2022 What If ratings will also be made available on the Performance Reporting 2023 Accountability Development Materials webpage.

Upcoming: District Results Driven Accountability (RDA) Reports (November 16, 2023)

This year’s Accountability Manual also incorporates all information related to RDA, which was previously published in a separate rule. District RDA reports will be published in TEAL on November 16, 2023. For more details on RDA please see Chapter 12 of the 2023 Accountability Manual. More information will be provided about RDA in a forthcoming TAA from the Office of Special Populations and Monitoring.

Upcoming: Comprehensive, Targeted, and Additional Targeted Support designations under federal accountability (November 16, 2023)

The release of designations under federal accountability is not subject to change pending judicial rulings. Of note: the alignment between federal and state accountability systems that was established in 2017 under the A-F system may be impacted by judicial rulings or special session legislation related to accountability. More information will be provided about School Support designations in a forthcoming TAA from the School Improvement.

Update: 2024-2025 Programs of Study

The refreshed programs of study are now final. TEA has created the 2024-2025 Programs of Study Change Crosswalk for district leaders to use as a planning guide for the upcoming school year. The spreadsheet includes changes to the refreshed programs of study that will take effect with the 2024-25 school year as well as course level changes being implemented in the 2023-24 school year. The 2024-25 finalized programs of study framework documents will be posted on the website later this year.

If you have additional questions, please contact

Fall 2023 PEIMS Submission Dates

December 7, 2023 – Fall Submission (initial submission) due.

January 18, 2024 – Fall Resubmission (corrected submission) due.

For further details on upcoming PEIMS submission dates please see TWEDS 2023-24 PEIMS Data Submission Timelines.

Upcoming 2023 Performance Based Monitoring (PBM) Data Validation Release Dates

District and student level data validation reports will be posted to TEAL Accountability on the following dates:

Leaver Data Validation: Mid-November 2023

Discipline Data Validation: Early-December 2023

Student Assessment Data Validation: Mid-January 2024

For more information on each indicator, please see the Texas Education Agency’s Data Validation Manuals webpage. If you have further questions, please email or call this team at (512) 463-9704.

Assessment Scoring and Reporting

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

STAAR Alternate 2 Registration

District testing personnel must submit student registrations for the spring 2024 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) Alternate 2 administration in the Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) no later than December 14, 2023. To indicate student eligibility for STAAR Alternate 2 in TIDE, district personnel must select “Yes” under the Alternate Student Flag: STAAR Alternate 2 field. For grades 3–8, district personnel must ensure the student’s enrolled grade is populated to receive the grade-specific test for mathematics, reading language arts, science, and social studies. For end-of-course (EOC) assessments, in addition to setting “Yes” for the STAAR Alternate 2 flag, district personnel must also select “Yes” under each specific STAAR Alternate 2 EOC Eligibility field.

As previously announced in May, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) has updated the STAAR Alternate 2 participation requirements beginning with the 2023–2024 school year. In addition to the updated requirements, TEA has provided several resources to assist local educational agencies in making assessment participation decisions and ensuring all students are appropriately assessed. The following resources are available on the STAAR Alternate 2 Resources webpage:

  • Updated STAAR Alternate 2 Participation Requirements (English and Spanish)
  • Companion Document for STAAR Alternate 2 Participation Requirements (English and Spanish)
  • Frequently Asked Questions on STAAR Alternate 2 Participation Requirements
  • STAAR Alternate 2 Educator Guide
  • Training on Updated STAAR Alternate 2 Participation Requirements
  • Training on Fall Updates for STAAR Alternate 2
  • Training on STAAR Alternate 2 Overview

Secure Browser Updates

As a reminder, CAI is extending mobile Secure Browser version 9 to include iPad OS version 17 starting Tuesday, October 31, 2023. No updates to the Secure Browser are necessary for devices running iPad OS version 17. Also, CAI has released macOS Secure Browser version 16.5 on Tuesday, October 31, 2023. Districts running macOS version 14 must update to this new Secure Browser.

Preliminary 2022 - 2023 Performance Reporting Calendar

May 19

Preliminary 2023 Accountability Manual Release and Public Comment Period Opened

May 24

CCMR Verifier (2022 Graduates) Corrections Window Opened

May 31

What If Report (TEAL) Release; A–F Refresh Communications Resources Posted

June 9

2023 A–F Estimator (TEAL) Released

June 20

Preliminary 2023 Accountability Manual Public Comment Period Closed

June 21

CCMR Verifier (2022 Graduates) Correction Window Closed

June 30

CCMR Tracker, Part 2A (TEAL) Release (2022-23 grade 9-12 students)  Campus Comparison Groups (TEAL) Released

Late July

CCMR Preliminary Final Listing (2022 Graduates)

August 4

CCMR Tracker, Part 2B (TEAL) Release: Inclusion of sunsetting IBCs

August 23

CCMR Final Student Listing (2022 Graduates including AEAs)

September 12

Consolidated Accountability File (CAF) shared with districts from Cambium in the Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE)

October 31

Final 2023 Accountability Manual (All Chapters and Appendices) Released

November 7

2022 What If Ratings re-released, based on final manual (TEAL)


2023 A–F Refresh Parent Resources; Explanatory Materials; Videos Released;


2023 Accountability Ratings Published (TEAL) Accountability Appeals Registration Window Opens


2022 What If Ratings Public Publication and 2023 Accountability Ratings Published (


Preliminary Public Education Grant (PEG) List Posted


Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR); School Report Card; and Federal Report Cards Posted


Appeals Resolved; Final Ratings Posted


Results Driven Accountability (RDA) Integration Taskforce Meeting