Texas Education Agency seeks public comment on new accountability system

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Dec. 4, 2012



Texas Education Agency seeks public comment  
on new accountability system 


AUSTIN—The Texas Education Agency announced today that educators and members of the public are invited to review and comment on the current proposals for the new state accountability system for Texas public schools.

Comments are being accepted until Jan. 18 and can be submitted electronically athttp://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/perfreport/account/2013/proposals.html. Consideration of educator feedback is critical to the development of a fair and comprehensive accountability system.

Information about the new rating system, which will be based in part on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR™), can be found on the 2013 accountability development page at http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/perfreport/account/2013/index.html.

The meeting materials from each accountability advisory committee meeting have been posted online on the 2013 accountability development site to provide educators and the public with the most current information about the development of the new accountability system.

Statewide accountability advisory committees have worked with the TEA staff since March 2012 to develop proposals for new accountability ratings and distinction designations as required by House Bill 3 (81st Texas Legislature, 2009).

The commissioner of education will make final decisions on the new accountability system by the end of March 2013.