2016 Accountability Manual

The 2016 Accountability Manual is now available. Because of the required administrative rule-making process, chapters 2–9 are scheduled to be effective on August 11, 2016.

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2016 Accountability Manual (178 pages), posted 8/4/2016

Chapters 2–9, pages 15–94, posted 7/22  

By Chapter

Chapter 1—Introduction, pages 3–14, posted 6/2
Chapter 2—Ratings Criteria and Index Targets, pages 15–22, posted 7/22
Chapter 3—Performance Index Construction, pages 23–32, posted 5/13
Chapter 4—Performance Index Indicators, pages 33–58, posted 7/22
Chapter 5—Distinction Designations, pages 59–70, posted 7/22
Chapter 6—Other Accountability System Processes, pages 71–76, posted 5/13
Chapter 7—Appealing the Ratings, pages 77–84, posted 7/22
Chapter 8—System Safeguards and Other Federal Requirements, pages 85–88, posted 7/22
Chapter 9—Responsibilities and Consequences, pages 89–94, posted 7/22
Chapter 10—Calendar, pages 95–96, posted 7/22
Appendix AAcknowledgments, pages 99–102, posted 6/2
Appendix B—ESC Contacts, pages 103–104, posted 6/2
Appendix C—Statutory References, pages 105–106, posted 6/2
Appendix D—Accountability Glossary, pages 107–110, posted 6/2
Appendix E—TEASE Accountability, pages 111–112, posted 6/2
Appendix F—Accountability Reports, pages 113–116, posted 6/2
Appendix G—Inclusion or Exclusion of Performance Data, pages 117–118, posted 6/2
Appendix HCampus Comparison Groups, pages 119–122, posted 6/2
Appendix I—Inclusion of ELLs in 2016, pages 123–130, posted 6/2
Appendix J—Accountability System Reports, pages 131–132, posted 6/2  
Appendix K—Data Sources, pages 133–167, posted 7/22 
Appendix L—2016 Index 2 and Index 3 Targets, pages 169–170, posted 8/4