Texas Education Agency releases 2013 accountability ratings
AUSTIN, TEXAS (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — The Texas Education Agency released the 2013 state accountability system ratings on Thursday, for more than 1,200 school districts and charters, and more than 8,500 campuses.
The ratings report almost 93 percent of school districts and charters across Texas have achieved the rating of "Met Standard."
Districts, campuses and charters receive one of three ratings under the new system:
- Met Standard
- Met Alternative Standard
- Improvement Required
The rankings are based on the following:
- Student Achievement - Represents a snapshot of performance across all subjects, on both general and alternative assessments, at an established performance standard.
- Student Progress - Provides an opportunity for diverse campuses to show improvements made independent of overall achievement levels. Growth is evaluated by subject and student group.
- Closing Performance Gaps - Emphasizes improving academic achievement of the economically disadvantaged student group and the lowest performing race/ethnicity student groups at each campus or district.
- Postsecondary Readiness - Includes measures of high school completion, and beginning in 2014, State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) performance at the postsecondary readiness standard.
(All Students; Student Groups by Race/Ethnicity; English Language Learners; Special Education)
See where your child's school ranked by visiting the TEA website.