2023 Accountability Development Materials

The design of A–F reflects a commitment to recognize high student achievement and recognize the impact of highly effective educators on student progress, while maintaining focus on the students most in need. As schools begin the hard work of recovery after disrupted learning during COVID-19, now is the time to refocus on goals that directly address post-pandemic student needs. A refresh of the accountability system will also allow Texas to leverage lessons learned over the last five years to improve the rigor, transparency, and fairness of the accountability system, while maintaining a design with ratings based on defined criteria rather than a fixed distribution, that allows all districts and schools in the state the opportunity to earn an A

The refresh in 2022–23 is based on more than two years of feedback from stakeholders. As part of the continuous improvement process, the agency has consulted with stakeholders on enhancements to the accountability system. The proposed enhancements described in the updated preliminary framework are designed to provide parents, community members, and educators with the data essential to drive improved outcomes for all Texas children.  

Updated Preliminary 2023 Academic Accountability System Framework (Published November 2022) 

Resources with information about the updated framework are now available. 

Stakeholders are encouraged to provide feedback here through February 1, 2023 to help inform the proposed rule. The 2023 Accountability Manual will be published in proposed form in spring 2023 for additional feedback prior to becoming rule in summer 2023.  

Preliminary 2023 Academic Accountability System Framework (Published June 2022) 

Meetings of TAAG

TAAG is comprised of representatives from school districts, legislative offices, and the business community, to identify issues critical to the accountability system and makes recommendations/provides feedback on major policy issues. The committee's recommendations/feedback are sent to the commissioner of education who makes the final decisions on the accountability system. 

TEA shares TAAG materials to increase transparency and the availability of public information regarding the development of the 2023 accountability system and TAAG is focused on providing feedback on proposals that are part of A-F refresh.  TAAG proposals may be used to surface new ideas and get feedback from committee members. Some of these proposals may have already been rejected or updated since the discussion. Finalized methodologies will be published with the release of the 2023 Accountability Manual in Spring 2023.

November 16, 2022, Meeting of TAAG

October 19, 2022, Meeting of TAAG

October 7, 2022, Meeting of TAAG

September 29, 2022, Meeting of TAAG

Meetings of ATAC & APAC

Previously, the Texas Education Agency convened two advisory groups, the Accountability Technical Advisory Committee (ATAC) and the Accountability Policy Advisory Committee (APAC), to develop key provisions of the state academic accountability system. These groups were instrumental in the establishment of the current accountability system and are central to its continued development and implementation. These two groups have combined to form the Texas Accountability Advisory Group (TAAG), which is a standing committee for the purpose of working with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) in matters related to the academic state and federal accountability systems.   

February 8–9, 2022, Meeting of ATAC & APAC

October 27–28, 2021, Meeting of ATAC & APAC

Contact Information

Division of Performance Reporting
Phone: (512) 463-9704
performance.reporting@tea.texas.gov

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.