2021 Accountability Manual

The 2021 Accountability Manual is available. Chapters 1–11 have been adopted. The Summary of Changes document explains the changes that were made from the proposed manual (posted in May) and the final, adopted manual.  

All files are PDFs.

Full 2021 Accountability Manual, posted 7/9/2021

By Chapter

Chapter 1—2021 Accountability Overview, updated 7/12/2021
Chapter 2—Student Achievement Domain, updated 7/12/2021
Chapter 3—School Progress Domain, updated 7/12/2021
Chapter 4—Closing the Gaps Domain, updated 7/12/2021
Chapter 5—Calculating 2021 Ratings, updated 7/12/2021
Chapter 6—Distinction Designations, updated 7/12/2021
Chapter 7—Other Accountability System Processes, updated 7/12/2021
Chapter 8—Appealing the Ratings, updated 7/12/2021
Chapter 9—Responsibilities and Consequences, updated 7/12/2021
Chapter 10—Identification of Schools for Improvement, updated 7/12/2021
Chapter 11—Local Accountability Systems, updated 7/12/2021
Chapter 12—Accountability Calendar, updated 7/12/2021
Appendix A—Acknowledgements, posted 7/12/2021
Appendix B—ESC Contacts, posted 7/12/2021
Appendix C—Statutory References, posted 7/12/2021
Appendix D—Glossary, posted 7/12/2021
Appendix E—Campus Comparison Groups, posted 7/12/2021
Appendix F—Public and Confidential Reports, posted 7/12/2021
Appendix G—Inclusion or Exclusion of Data, posted 7/12/2021
Appendix H—Data Sources, posted 7/12/2021


Contact Information

Division of Performance Reporting
Phone: (512) 463-9704

Have questions? View answers to frequently asked questions, copies of presentations and district communications on our Performance Reporting Resources page.

For Education Service Center (ESC) regional support, please contact the appropriate specialist in our list of ESC Accountability Contacts.