Overview of the 2019 Accountability System
The state academic accountability system underwent an overhaul under House Bill (HB) 22 (85th Texas Legislature,Regular Session, 2017). The overall design of the accountability system evaluates performance according to three domains: Student Achievement, School Progress, and Closing the Gaps. Below is a brief description of each Domain.
Student Achievement evaluates performance across all subjects for all students, on both general and alternate assessments, College, Career, and Military Readiness (CCMR) indicators, and graduation rates.
School Progress measures district and campus outcomes in two areas: the number of students that grew at least one year academically (or are on track) as measured by STAAR results and the achievement of all students relative to districts or campuses with similar economically
Closing the Gaps uses disaggregated data to demonstrate differentials among racial/ethnic groups, socioeconomic backgrounds and other factors. The indicators included in this domain, as well as the domain’s construction, align the state accountability system with the Every Student Succeeds Act
Districts and campuses receive an overall rating, as well as a rating for each domain. The 2019rating labels for districts and campuses are as follows.
A, B, C, or D: Assigned for overall performance and for performance in each domain to districts and campuses (including those evaluated under alternative education accountability [AEA]) that meet the performance target for the letter grade
F: Assigned for overall performance and for performance in each domain to districts and campuses (including AEAs) that do not meet the performance target to earn at least a D
Not Rated: Assigned to districts and campuses that—under certain, specific circumstances—do not receive a rating
View the District summary or information by campus.
View prior year reports.
Campuses that receive an accountability rating of Met Standard are also eligible for distinction designations. Distinction designations are awarded to campuses based on achievement in performance indicators relative to a group of 40 campuses throughout the state of similar type, size and student demographics. All distinction designations for a campus are based on performance that is in the top 25% of its unique comparison group of 40 campuses.
Distinction designations are awarded in the following areas:
Academic Achievement in Reading/English Language Arts (campus only)
Academic Achievement in Mathematics (campus only)
Academic Achievement in Science (campus only)
Academic Achievement in Social Studies (middle and high school)
Top 25 Percent: Comparative Academic Growth (campus only)
Top 25 Percent: Comparative Closing the Gaps (campus only)
Postsecondary Readiness (district and campus)
No, it is important to note that distinction designations cannot be used to compare Frisco ISD campuses to each other. Each campus has its own unique comparison group comprised of campuses from around the state. The group may or may not include other FISD campuses, so an FISD campus with six distinction designations or “gold stars” may be in an entirely different comparison group than an FISD campus with no stars.
Districts that receive an accountability rating of Met Standard are also eligible for one distinction designation, Postsecondary Readiness. A distinction designation is awarded to a district if 70% or higher of all district campuses are in the top quartile (25%) of their unique comparison groups.
Texas Academic Performance Report
The Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR) pulls together a wide range of information on the performance of students in each school and district in Texas every year. Performance is shown disaggregated by student groups, including ethnicity and low income status. The report also provides extensive information on school and district staff, programs and student demographics. Access the 2019-20 TAPR District Report, access the report for each campus or access the prior year TAPR reports. For additional information, please access the Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR) Comprehensive Glossary.
Texas Education Code B39.053 requires each school district's board of trustees to publish an annual performance report that includes the TAPR report; campus performance objectives; a report of violent or criminal incidents; and information received under the Texas Education Code B51.403(e) from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Access the 2019-20 Comprehensive Report.