Presentation on theme: "Accountability/Title I Advisory Wednesday, April 30, 2014 Region 4 ESC Accountability Update Richard Blair Sr. Education Specialist Federal/State Accountability."— Presentation transcript:
Accountability/Title I Advisory Wednesday, April 30, 2014 Region 4 ESC Accountability Update Richard Blair Sr. Education Specialist Federal/State Accountability
SYSTEM SAFEGUARDS 2014 State of Texas Accountability System
System Safeguards 3 Apply Safeguards to Specific Performance Indexes: Ensure reporting system disaggregates performance by student group, performance level, subject area, and grade; Performance rates are calculated from the assessment results used to calculate performance rates in the performance index (Index 1). Target for the disaggregated results meet federal requirements: STAAR performance target corresponds to Index 1, STAAR participation target as required by federal accountability, Participation will be addressed as it has been in the past, based upon the number of answer documents submitted. Federal graduation rate targets and improvement calculations, Federal limit on use of alternate assessments.
System Safeguards 4 Results will be reported for any cell that meets accountability minimum size criteria. Failure to meet the safeguard target for any reported cell must be addressed in the campus or district improvement plan. Performance on the safeguard indicators will be incorporated into the Texas Accountability Intervention System (TAIS).
FEDERAL ACCOUNTABILITY 2014 State of Texas Accountability System
Priority Schools Current Tier I & Tier II TTIPS Lowest performing schools based on combined “All Student” reading and math performance Schools with a graduation rate less than 60% Schools with a graduation rate less than 60% 73 schools 36 schools 188 Schools
Focus Schools Title I schools ranked by the widest gaps between reading/math performance of the federal student groups (7) and safeguard targets of 75%. Requirements –Engage in TAIS Process –Identify ONE Instructional Strategy –Maintain Documentation on Campus
ELL INCLUSION 2014 State of Texas Accountability System
English Language Learners
2014 INDEX SYSTEM
Index 1 – Student Achievement Provide an overview of student performance based on satisfactory student achievement across all subjects for all students. Summed across tests, grades, subjects.
Index 1 – Student Achievement All Students Group Only Students counted once per subject Absolute Target –2013: 50 –2014: 55
13 Index 2: Student Progress focuses on actual student growth independent of overall achievement levels for each race/ethnicity student group, students with disabilities, and English language learners. Accountability subset: Same as Index 1 Student groups: All Students, ELL student group, special education student group, and seven race/ethnicity student groups: African American, American Indian, Asian, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, White, Two or More Races Index 2: Student Progress
Index 2 – Student Growth All Students, All Race/Ethnicity, ELL, SWD STAAR Progress Measure ELL Progress Measure –2 – 4 Years in US Schools –ELL Progress Measure used for all Grades/Subjects where applicable
Index 2 – Student Growth (cont.) No Index 2 –High Schools Resume for 2015 Accountability Not enough tests (Algebra I, EOC English I, II Alternate –AEA Campuses Same as High School 5% Threshold for Not Meeting Index Standard (by School/Dist. Type)
Index 3 – Closing the Gaps Economically Disadvantaged and up to 2 LOWEST Performing Race/Ethnicity Groups Two Indicators –Phase I, Level II –Level III Advanced Minimum Size –Eco. Dis. – None –Others – 25 tests in Reading AND Math 5% Threshold for Not Meeting Index Standard (by School/Dist. Type)
Index 4 – Postsecondary Readiness New Indicators First Year for Elementary and Middle Changes for High Schools/Districts Change from Level III to Final Level II Standard
Index 4 – Postsecondary Readiness (cont.) Four Components or One Component –Elem/Ms: One Component STAAR Final Level II – 100% –High School: Four Components STAAR Final Level II – 25% Graduation Rate – 25% Graduation Plan – 25% Post Secondary Indicator – 25% Additional coming for 2015
Index 4 – Postsecondary Readiness (cont.) STAAR Component Targets: –Elementary Schools – 12 –Middle Schools – 13 –High Schools – 21 –Districts – 13 Index Targets: –ES, MS Same as STAAR Component Target –HS and Districts = 57
OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST 2014 State of Texas Accountability System
Additional Issues Additional Distinction Designations –Postsecondary Readiness - District Target of 70% of all Postsecondary Indicators which are in the Top Quartile (25%) across campuses. –Science and Social Studies Indicators –Closing Achievement Gap Top Quartile (25%)
Additional Issues (cont.) Index 2 Spanish to English (No Progress Measures) –Final Level II = Exceeds –Phase I, Level II = Meets –Below Phase I, Level II = Did Not Meet Credit for EOC Substitute Assessments –Use in Index 1 and 4 only –In TEA Rules
Additional Issues (cont.) EOC English I and English II –Combined Test in Spring AND –EOC Eng I, II Reading Tests from Fall, Summer –Writing “Passers” from Summer/Fall not counted in 2014 Accountability System –Writing “Failers” from Summer/Fall counted in 2014 Accountability System through combined EOC tests.
Districts will be required to assign a performance rating of exemplary, recognized, acceptable, or unacceptable based on locally determined criteria. These performance ratings must be based on criteria developed by a local committee. The agency is not permitted to determine the criteria that can be used for these evaluations.
Districts must make district and campus ratings publicly available by August 8, Community and Student Engagement
For the school year, TEA will collect the locally-determined ratings in the summer 2014 PEIMS Submission 3 for the district and each campus in the district. TEA will report these ratings publicly by October 1, Community and Student Engagement
Title I School Support/Family Engagement Accountability Advisory April 30, 2014 Sharon Benka Education Specialist
NCLB Updates Community Eligibility Provision What is it: Federal Initiative Section 104a of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act A business decision involving Child Nutrition & business office; impacts reimbursement rate for meals. (minimum of 50% poverty rate to make this a viable option for districts)
NCLB Updates Community Eligibility Provision How does this impact Title I –Does not impact planning for school year –Guidance: 0381guidance.doc 0381guidance.doc How does this impact SCE –Does not impact LEA allocations until even if LEA or charter decides to use CEP in school year.
NCLB Updates ACET - May 6-8 in Austin, TX –http://www.acetx.org/index.php?option=com_c ontent&view=article&id=124&Itemid=281http://www.acetx.org/index.php?option=com_c ontent&view=article&id=124&Itemid=281
NCLB Updates ESC Homeless Liaison –New video: Worn Out Welcome Mat –http://www.utdanacenter.org/theo/news/index.phphttp://www.utdanacenter.org/theo/news/index.php Foster Care Liaison –h ttp://www.tea.state.tx.us/fostercarestudentsuccess/h ttp://www.tea.state.tx.us/fostercarestudentsuccess/ Region 4 contact: –LaShonda Evans Education Specialist
Federal Grants Important Dates: May 1: Amendments to PS3101 due to max entitlement June 3 – Final Date to submit amendments June 6 – Anticipated date application will be available July 1 – Submission if 12 month employees pd from Title grants Sept 4 – Application Closes Planning Amounts: expected week before grant application opens
Region 4 Contacts Richard A. Blair, Senior Specialist Federal/State Accountability Sharon Benka Education Specialist Accountability & Leadership Solutions Kelly Ingram, Director Accountability and Leadership Solutions