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TEA News Releases Online Aug. 15, 2018
TEA releases 2018 campus accountability ratings

AUSTIN – The Texas Education Agency (TEA) today released the 2018 state accountability ratings for more than 8,700 campuses statewide.

Campuses receive one of three ratings under the accountability system: Met Standard, Met Alternative Standard, or Improvement Required. Campus ratings in 2018 are as follows: 

RATING

ISD CAMPUSES

CHARTERS

TOTAL

%

Met Standard/ Alternative

7,260

558

7,818

95.7

Met Standard

7,128

473

7,601

 

Met Alternative Standard

132

85

217

Improvement Required

293

56

349

4.3

TOTAL

7,553

614

8,167

100

 

Campus ratings in 2018 (including charter campuses) by category and school type are as follows:

RATING

ELEM

MIDDLE

HS

K-12

TOTAL

Met Standard/ Alternative

4,453

1,576

1,432

357

7,818

Met Standard

4,452

1,566

1,245

338

7,601

Met Alternative Standard

1

10

187

19

217

Improvement Required

207

71

57

14

349

TOTAL

4,660

1,647

1,489

371

8,167

Eighty-six (86) campuses would have received an Improvement Required rating but met at least one of the Hurricane Harvey criteria announced in June. As a result, those campuses are labeled Not Rated: Harvey Provision.  For purposes of counting consecutive years of ratings, 2017 and 2019 will be considered consecutive for school districts, open-enrollment charter schools and campuses receiving a Not Rated label in 2018 due to hurricane-related issues. 

In addition, 506 campuses received a Not Rated label for reasons other than Hurricane Harvey. A list of all Not Rated campuses can be found on the TEA website at http://tea.texas.gov/accountability/.

Parents are encouraged to visit TXschools.org to view online report cards designed to be useful tools in seeing how a school or school district is doing in different areas. The report cards spotlight specific strengths, in addition to any challenges, that can assure the needs of all students are being met. Parents can search by district or school name and compare that district’s or school’s performance to others in their area.

Campuses receive a rating based on performance in three areas:

  • Student Achievement measures what students know and can do by the end of the year.  It includes results from state assessments across all subjects for all students, on both general and alternate assessments, College, Career, and Military Readiness (CCMR) indicators, like AP and ACT results, and graduation rates.
  • School Progress measures how much better students are doing on the STAAR test this year versus last year, and how much better students are doing academically relative to schools with similar percentages of economically disadvantaged students.
  • Closing the Gaps looks at performance among student groups, including various racial/ethnic groups, socioeconomic backgrounds and other factors.

Seventy percent of the accountability rating is based on the better of Student Achievement or Student Progress (whichever is better is the only performance measure counted). The remaining 30 percent is based on performance in the Closing the Gaps area. To learn more about the A-F accountability system, visit https://tea.texas.gov/A-F/.

Note that while 2018 campus ratings continued under the Met Standard, Met AlternativeStandard or Improvement Required labels, district ratings are based on an A-F scale. The A–F rating labels will be applied to campuses at the end of the upcoming school year.

Districts, charters, and campuses can appeal the rating assigned on Aug. 15. TEA will release the final 2018 ratings based on the outcomes of the appeals in December. To view the 2018 state accountability ratings for districts, charters and campuses, visit the TEA website at http://tea.texas.gov/accountability/.

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