A-F Accountability Resources

The 85th Texas Legislature passed House Bill (HB) 22, establishing three domains for measuring the academic performance of districts and campuses: Student Achievement, School Progress, and Closing the Gaps. Districts will receive a rating of A, B, C, D, or F for overall performance, as well as for performance in each domain, beginning in August 2018. Campuses will receive A–F ratings beginning in August 2019. 

The bill also allows districts and charters to develop plans to locally rate their campuses. Once a plan receives approval from the agency, districts and charters may use the locally developed domains and indicators along with the three state domains to assign A–F ratings for each campus. Finally, HB 22 requires a legislative report, due January 1, 2019, showing the overall and domain performance ratings each campus would have received for the 2017–18 school year had the campus A–F ratings been in place. 

To view a more detailed description of the law and to explore domain specifics and timeline, please click on the presentation icon below to download our HB 22 PowerPoint:

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A-F Work-in-Progress Report

Please note that the Met Standard/Improvement Required ratings issued in August 2016 and updated in November 2016 are the official academic accountability ratings for the 2015–16 school year (and a similar process will be used for the 2016–17 school year). The ratings in this report are for informational purposes to meet a legislative requirement and represent work-in-progress models that are likely to change before A–F ratings become effective in August 2018. No inferences about official district or campus performance in the 2015–16 school year should be drawn from these ratings, and these ratings should not be considered predictors of future district or campus performance ratings. 

To download a full copy of the A-F work-in-progress report please click on 2015-16 A-F Ratings Report_fnl_2017 (PDF 5.41MB)