• Accountability FAQ


     

  • September 18, 2020

    When will we receive additional information about the new accelerated testers requirement?

    Performance Reporting is working with our psychometricians and the Research and Analysis Division to develop a policy for the inclusion of SAT/ACT results for accelerated testers for 2021 accountability. More information will be provided when available.

  • September 11, 2020

    Some of our students will take the new version of the Texas Success Initiative assessment (TSIA 2.0) this year. How will these results be included in future College, Career, and Military Readiness (CCMR) calculations?

    Results across both versions will be accepted. For students who took the original version (TSIA 1.0), the criteria that was adopted at that time will be used for college readiness determinations. For students who take the new version (TSIA 2.0), we will use the newly adopted criteria.

  • September 4, 2020

    I have an Apple/Mac device and cannot load the CCMR Tracker or Verifier. How can I view these applications?

    When using an Apple/Mac device, users must use Safari to view the CCMR Tracker and CCMR Verifier. While Google Chrome works for Windows users, it will not for Apple/Mac users.

  • August 28, 2020

    Some of our students met CCMR criteria during the 201920 school year. Why aren’t they appearing as such in the CCMR Tracker?

    The CCMR Tracker contains data through the 2018–19 school year. For additional information about data sources, please see the Explanation of Methodology and Sources document.

  • August 21, 2020

    One of our campuses was Comprehensive Reidentified last year and is now Comprehensive Progress, one was Targeted Support and Improvement and is no longer identified, and another was Additional Targeted Support and is no longer identified. How did this happen?

    A campus may have its 2020–21 label updated from Comprehensive Reidentified to Comprehensive Progress based on revised exit criteria. As adopted in Chapter 10 of the 2020 Accountability Manual, campuses that do not rank in the bottom five percent of the Closing the Gaps domain for two consecutive years and have increased a letter grade (for example, from F to or from D to C) on the Closing the Gaps domain by the end of the second year are considered as having successfully exited comprehensive support and improvement status. Any campus identified as comprehensive in 2018 that was no longer in the bottom five percent, but still received an F rating in Closing the Gaps for 2019, is considered as having met the exit criteria for one year and is labeled as Comprehensive Progress for 2020–21.

    The methodology used to identify campuses for Targeted Support and Improvement or Additional Targeted Support has been updated to exclude the all students group. Any campus that was identified as Targeted Support and Improvement or Additional Targeted Support in 2019 solely on the performance of its all students group is removed from the 2020–21 school improvement lists. Also, Additional Targeted Support identification is solely based on 2019 accountability outcomes; 2018 is not considered due to the change in methodology. Due to this change, all campuses currently identified as Additional Targeted Support are Year 1 campuses.

  • August 14, 2020

    How are Accountability Technical Advisory Committee (ATAC) and Accountability Policy Advisory Committee (APAC) members selected?

    ATAC members are nominated by education service center executive directors and APAC members are nominated by the commissioner of education. More information about each committee’s recent work can be found on the 2021 Accountability Development Materials webpage.

  • August 7, 2020

    My middle school has students enrolled in Algebra I. When they take the Algebra I EOC assessment instead of the STAAR mathematics test, which campus is held accountable for these scores? The middle school or the high school?

    The middle school should be identified in the header of the assessment answer documents because the students are enrolled on that campus. The EOC result will be attributed to the middle school based on this identification. Then the accountability subset rule will be applied—if the student was reported as enrolled at the middle school on the TSDS PEIMS fall snapshot, the middle school will be held accountable. If a high school is identified in the header of the assessment answer document, the accountability subset rule will not be met. Neither the high school nor the middle school will be held accountable as the student was not enrolled at the high school for the previous TSDS PEIMS fall snapshot.

  • July 31, 2020

    Our campus has hired a new principal for the upcoming school year; however, TXschools.gov lists our previous principal in the profile section of our campus. When will this be updated? 

    The contact information listed on a district or campus profile page on TXschools.gov will be updated in August based on the information provided through the online Texas Education Directory, AskTED. To ensure the information shown in AskTED is accurate, please contact your district’s AskTED administrator.

    If you do not know who your district’s AskTED administrator is, you can find them using the AskTED website. Choose "Search by District," select the “Personnel” radio button to the right of “Information Type,” check “Include Other District Roles,” and select “TED ADMINISTRATOR.”

  • July 10, 2020

    There are new course sequence codes available in TSDS PEIMS for dual credit course reporting. Can you explain the use of each and how the hours should be reported for the new codes?

    The new course sequence codes were added to specifically address dual credit courses. The length of the course in the description below refers to the length of the college course, not the high school course. Generally, college credit hours should only be reported when a student completes and passes a one semester course or the last semester of a multi-semester course. The table below details each code and whether hours should be reported.

    Course Sequence Code

    Description

    Should hours be reported?

    D0

    Single Semester Dual Credit Course—The student completed one semester of a one-semester college course.

    Yes. The student completed the course.

    D1

    First Half of a Two Semester Dual Credit Course—The student completed one semester of a two-semester college course.

    No. The total hours earned should be reported once both semesters have been completed.

    D2

    Second Half of a Two Semester Dual Credit Course—The student completed both semesters of a two-semester college course.

    Yes. The student completed all semesters of the course.

    D3

    First Third of a Three Semester Dual Credit Course—The student completed one semester of a three-semester college course.

    No. The total hours earned should be reported once all three semesters have been completed.

    D4

    Second Third of a Three Semester Dual Credit Course—The student completed two semesters of a three-semester college course.

    No. The total hours earned should be reported once all three semesters have been completed.

    D5

    Last Third of a Three Semester Dual Credit Course—The student completed all three semesters of a three-semester college course.

    Yes. The student completed all semesters of the course.

    D6

    First Fourth of a Four Semester Dual Credit Course—The student completed one semester of a four-semester college course.

    No. The total hours earned should be reported once all four semesters have been completed.

    D7

    Second Fourth of a Four Semester Dual Credit Course—The student completed two semesters of a four-semester college course.

    No. The total hours earned should be reported once all four semesters have been completed.

    D8

    Third Fourth of a Four Semester Dual Credit Course—The student completed three semesters of a four-semester college course.

    No. The total hours earned should be reported once all four semesters have been completed.

    D9

    Last Fourth of a Four Semester Dual Credit Course—The student completed all four semesters of a four-semester college course.

    Yes. The student completed all semesters of the course.

    Example 1: If a student takes English 1301–Composition I as a one-semester course and earns three credit hours upon completion in December, this course would be coded as D0, and three credit hours would be reported. The student then takes English 1302–Composition II as a one-semester course and earns three additional credit hours in May. This course would also be coded as D0, and three credit hours would be reported.

    Example 2: If a student takes English 1301–Composition I as a two-semester course, the first semester would be coded as D1, and zero credit hours would be reported. The second semester would be coded as D2, and three credit hours would be reported.

  • April 17, 2020

    Are June 2020 end-of-course (EOC) assessments also cancelled?

    Yes, all June 2020 EOC assessments have been cancelled. EOC assessments will be administered again in December 2020.

    What effect will the cancellation of the June 2020 EOC administrations have on accountability for 2021?

    2021 accountability ratings will only include STAAR results from December 2020 and spring 2021 administrations. While we cannot predict the impact this will have on 2021 accountability ratings at this time, we will continue to share guidance with stakeholders as it becomes available.