College, Career, and Military Readiness

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    A-F Accountability Delayed


    To the Administrator Addressed (TAA): Delay in 2023 A-F Academic Accountability Ratings

    Tuesday, September 12, 2023, the agency released a To The Administrator Addressed Correspondence to inform local educational agencies (LEAs) about a delay in the issuance of the final rule for the accountability manual and a delay in the issuance of 2023 A–F Accountability Ratings. The agency will conduct analyses of 2022-23 statewide growth data and the growth data for the 2018-19 and 2021-22 school years used to inform cut scores in Domain 2a-Academic Growth and Domain 3-Closing the Gaps.


    The TAA also included a summary of the only other changes being made for the final rule — incorporating changes to AEA STAAR methodology, the Student Achievement: STAAR Only component of Domain 3, the English Language Proficiency component of Domain 3, and school improvement identification.


    Texas Accountability Advisory Group (TAAG) and ESC Advisory Group (EAG) Meetings held September 19 and 20, 2023

    The objective of these meetings was to share the recent TAA announcement (see below), recall previous conversations about the A—F refresh, review 2023 growth data, and gather Advisory Group feedback on potential changes to the 2023 Academic Growth (D2A) and Closing the Gaps (D3) cut points and targets. The next steps are to finalize the targets and cut points, incorporate these changes into the Final 2023 Accountability Manual, submit the manual to adopt into the rule, and announce the A—F release dates with at least two weeks of notice.


    The TAAG Meeting Presentation and Notes can be found on the 2023 Accountability Development Materials page. For questions or assistance regarding the information in this section, call the Performance Reporting Division at 512-463-9704 or email  

    The Preliminary 2023 Accountability Manual, Chapters 1—12, are available here.

    Accountability Reset is coming! Where are we now?

    TEA has released updates to the Preliminary A-F Accountability Reset  

    The Preliminary 2023 A–F System Framework has continued to progress based on stakeholder feedback and detailed modeling since the updated version was released in November 2022. More recent updates are outlined in January Updates to Preliminary A–F Refresh Framework, including: 

    • STAAR proficiency cut scores remain unchanged from 2017 to account for COVID-19 and the STAAR redesign. 
    • STAAR growth measured in School Progress, Part A: Academic Growth has been updated to evaluate outcomes for accelerated learning as bonus points. 
    • The transition plan to integrate Program of Study requirements with industry-based certifications (IBCs) has been deferred one year; the transition plan maintains the Completer requirement when fully implemented. 
    • Sunsetting IBCs will continue to generate College, Career, and Military Readiness (CCMR) credit, but a per campus limit will be applied based on students who only qualify for CCMR credit via a sunsetting IBC. The limit ensures that districts offer their students multiple paths for postsecondary success and is set at five graduates, or 20 percent of graduates, whichever is higher. Based on modeled data, the sunsetting IBC limit will impact a very small number of campuses and ensures that cut scores are not unfairly driven up by high CCMR scores that rely heavily on sunsetting IBCs alone.  




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