2019–20 School Report Card
|Date:||December 17, 2020|
|Subject:||2019–20 School Report Card|
|Next Steps:||Distribute School Report Cards to campuses and parents/guardians|
The purpose of this notice is to inform you that the 2019–20 School Report Cards (SRCs) are now available on the Texas Education Agency’s website at http://tea.texas.gov/perfreport/src/index.html.
- School Report Card—The purpose of the SRC is to inform parents and guardians about a campus’ individual characteristics and its academic performance. Due to COVID-19, all campuses and districts received a label of Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster for the 2019–20 school year. Therefore, several data points have not been updated, including STAAR® and academic growth data.
Distribution to Campuses. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) will notify each principal that the SRC for his or her campus is available. It is, however, the district’s responsibility to provide the SRC to each campus for distribution to parents and guardians.
Distribution to Parents. Each campus must send a copy of the SRC to a parent or guardian of each of its students within six weeks of the date of this letter. The campus may provide the SRC in the same way that it sends other official communications to parents and guardians, such as including the SRC in a weekly folder sent home with each student, mailing it to the student's residence, providing it at a parent-teacher conference, or enclosing it with the student report card. Districts may distribute the SRC electronically if they can ensure that parents and guardians are notified that the SRC is available and that they are able to access it. A campus or district must provide a printed copy (in color or black and white) to anyone who cannot access the electronic version.
At their discretion, campuses may include additional information with the SRC that highlights other performance aspects of the campus or district.
All campuses that reported student enrollment on the TSDS PEIMS October 2019 snapshot will have an SRC, including Juvenile justice alternative education program (JJAEP) campuses, disciplinary alternative education program (DAEP) campuses, and campuses paired for accountability rating purposes. Because the SRC for JJAEPs, DAEPs, and paired campuses do not have STAAR performance results, districts are not required to distribute the SRC for these campuses but may do so, if desired. Otherwise, all campuses with an SRC are required by law to distribute the SRC to parents and guardians.
Campuses that opened in the 2020–21 school year will not have a 2019–20 SRC and, therefore, are not required to distribute a report.
- Sample Cover Letter—Districts are not required to include a cover letter with the SRC, but many schools find it helpful to provide one. A sample cover letter to parents—in both English and Spanish—is available at the link listed under Attachments below.
- Definitions—Brief definitions of the items included in the SRC are available in both English and Spanish at the link listed under Attachments below. Districts are not required to provide definitions to parents, but many schools find that it helps parents and guardians better understand the reports.
For those who would like greater detail about the information in the SRC, the 2019–20 Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR) Glossary is a useful resource. It contains definitions and data sources for all the information included in the SRC; the data in the SRC is a subset of information published in the TAPR.
The TAPR Glossary is available on the TEA website at https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/tapr/2020/glossary.pdf.
The administrative rules that govern the SRC (19 TAC §61.1021) are available on the TEA website at http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter061/ch61bb.html.
We hope you find this material informative and helpful. If you have questions regarding the SRC, please contact the Performance Reporting Division.
Texas Education Agency
Performance Reporting Division