TEA News Release 2

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Jan. 15, 2013


 End of public comment period on 
new state accountability system proposals approaching 

AUSTIN – The Texas Education Agency advised today that Friday, Jan. 18, is the deadline to submit comments on the current proposals for the new state accountability system for Texas public schools.

Educators and members of the public are encouraged to review and submit comments electronically at http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/perfreport/account/2013/proposals.html. Consideration of 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 public comment period on the new state accountability system proposals has been open since December. The commissioner of education is scheduled to make final decisions on the new accountability system by the end of March.