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Federal Accountability AYP Update Accountability TETN April 29, 2010 Shannon Housson and Ester Regalado TEA, Performance Reporting Division.

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1 Federal Accountability AYP Update Accountability TETN April 29, 2010 Shannon Housson and Ester Regalado TEA, Performance Reporting Division

2 2 AYP Topics Preview of 2010 AYP: – AYP Timeline – Texas Projection Measure (TPM) and TAKS-Alt Growth Measure – Federal Cap Process – 2010 AYP Workbook Amendments Future Amendments Resources

3 AYP Preview (cont.) 2010 AYP Timeline May Expected USDE approval of requested amendments to the 2010 Texas AYP Workbook. May 19, 2010 Campus Priority List for the 2% Federal Cap available online. June2010 AYP Guide released

4 AYP Preview (cont.) 2010 AYP Timeline June 25, 2010Deadline for Campus Priority List for the 2% Federal Cap. First Week of August Public release of Preliminary 2010 AYP/SIP statuses for all districts and campuses. First Week of September Appeals and Federal Cap Exceptions Deadline.

5 AYP Preview (cont.) 2010 AYP Timeline DecemberFinal 2010 AYP Status released. Preview of NCLB School Report Card data (Part I only). JanuaryPublic release of the NCLB Report Card.

6 AYP Preview (cont.) 2010 AYP Performance Standards increase to: 73% in Reading/English language arts 67% in Mathematics Participation Rate and Attendance Rate indicator standards remain unchanged.

7 AYP Preview (cont.) Changes to the Graduation rate calculations. TPM will continue to be used. Federal Cap on TAKS-M and TAKS-Alt will include students that meet the standard and those projected or on track to meet the standard based on growth.

8 AYP Preview: Assessments * Students in their First Year in U. S. Schools are counted as participants, but excluded from the performance calculation Reading/ELA Assessments Participation 95% Standard Performance ( Accountability Subset) 73% Standard Total Students Number Participating Number Tested Met Standard or TPM/Growth TAKSYesIf participant If in the Accountability subset If standard is met or if projected to meet standard by TPM TAKS (Accommodated) YesIf participant If in the Accountability subset If standard is met or if projected to meet standard by TPM TAKS-M / LAT TAKS-M * YesIf participant If in the Accountability subset If standard is met or if projected to meet standard by TPM (subject to 2% cap) TAKS-AltYesIf participant If in the Accountability subset If standard is met or if on track to meet standard by growth (subject to 1% cap) TELPAS Reading* Yes Non- Participant N/ANot IncludedNot includedN/A LAT version of TAKS* YesIf participant If in the Accountability subset If standard is met or if projected to meet standard by TPM * Students in their First Year in U. S. Schools are counted as participants, but excluded from the performance calculation.

9 AYP Preview: Assessments (cont.) * Students in their First Year in U. S. Schools are counted as participants, but excluded from the performance calculation Mathematics Assessments Participation 95% Standard Performance (Accountability Subset) 67% Standard Total Students Number Participating Number Tested Met Standard or TPM/Growth TAKSYesIf participant If in the Accountability subset If standard is met or if projected to meet standard by TPM TAKS (Accommodated) YesIf participant If in the Accountability subset If standard is met or if projected to meet standard by TPM TAKS-M / LAT TAKS-M * YesIf participant If in the Accountability subset If standard is met or if projected to meet standard by TPM (subject to 2% cap) TAKS-AltYesIf participant If in the Accountability subset If standard is met or if on track to meet standard by growth (subject to 1% cap) LAT version of TAKS* YesIf participant If in the Accountability subset If standard is met or if projected to meet standard by TPM

10 10 Three options for meeting the AYP Performance Standard: 1.AYP Proficiency Rate (without Growth) 2.Performance Improvement/Safe Harbor (without Growth) 3.AYP Performance Rate with Growth Preview: Use of Texas Projection Measure (TPM) in AYP

11 2010 Preview: Use of TPM in AYP (cont.) AYP Proficiency Rate: Students who Met the Passing Standard (subject to the 1% and 2% caps) Total Number of Students Tested Performance Rate is compared to the 2010 AYP Targets of 73% in Reading/English language Arts and 67% in Mathematics. 11

12 2010 Preview: Use of TPM in AYP (cont.) AYP Performance Improvement/Safe Harbor AYP Proficiency Rate: Students who Met the Passing Standard (subject to the 1% and 2% caps) M INUS 2009 AYP Proficiency Rate: Students who Met the Passing Standard (subject to the 1% and 2% caps) = C HANGE : Must meet the 10 percent decrease from the prior year in percentage of students counted as not proficient. Total Number of Students Tested Total Number of Students Tested 12

13 AYP Performance Rate with Growth: (Students who Met the Passing Standard + Students Projected to meet the Standard) Total Number of Students Tested Performance Rate is compared to the 2010 AYP Targets of 73% in Reading/English language Arts and 67% in Mathematics Preview: Use of TPM in AYP (cont.) 13

14 Preview: Use of TPM in AYP (cont.) Available in Spring 2010 TAKS–Modified (TAKS- M) TPM projections will be reported for TAKS–M results in school year for grades 4, 7, and 10. TAKS-Alternate (TAKS-Alt) The TAKS-Alt Growth Measure will be reported for all grades and will identify students on track to meet the TAKS-Alt standard.

15 15 The Federal Cap process will include student results that – meet the standard on TAKS-M or TAKS-Alt, – are projected to meet the TAKS-M standard based on TPM, – are on track to meet the TAKS-Alt standard based on the TAKS-Alt Growth Measure Preview: Use of TPM in AYP (cont.)

16 Preview: AYP Federal Caps Review of the 1% Federal Cap Students are selected randomly from TAKS-Alt results. TAKS-Alt results processed for the cap include: Meet Standard on TAKS-Alt, On track to meet the TAKS-Alt standard based on the TAKS-Alt Growth Measure.

17 Preview: AYP Federal Caps (cont.) Review of the 1% Federal Cap Exceptions to the 1% cap will be processed prior to the Preliminary AYP Release in August 2010 for: School districts registered with the TEA Special Education Residential Facilities Tracking System (RF Tracker) for school year School districts included in the Directory for Services for the Deaf in Texas, Regional Day School Programs for the Deaf (RDSPD).

18 Preview: AYP Federal Caps (cont.) Review of the 1% Federal Cap Other Circumstance Exceptions to the 1% Cap were allowable and were submitted as a regular appeal through the online system. The statewide 1% cap limit was sufficient to allow every school district with an exception to include all TAKS-Alt passing students as proficient for AYP (in effect, remove the 1% cap).

19 Preview: AYP Federal Caps (cont.) Review of the 2% Federal Cap Step 1) TEA prioritizes campuses by grades served and proportion of students with disabilities enrolled. School districts have the opportunity to review and/or modify the campus rankings. Step 2) Student results are selected in order to maximize the number of campuses that Meet AYP beginning with the campuses assigned the highest priority.

20 Preview: AYP Federal Caps (cont.) Review of the 2% Federal Cap TAKS-M results processed for the cap include: Meet Standard on TAKS-M, Projected to meet the TAKS-M standard based on TPM (for school year , TPM on TAKS-M is available for grades 4, 7, and 10 only).

21 Preview: AYP Federal Caps (cont.) 1% and 2% Federal Caps Reminder: The federal cap relates to counting students as proficient for AYP purposes only and does not limit the number of students that may take an alternate assessment. State policies and procedures related to assessment decision-making are detailed in the TEA publication titled Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee Decision-Making Process for the Texas Assessment Program.

22 Preview: AYP Federal Caps (cont.) A review of the federal cap process will be provided through a district accessible Texas Education Telecommunications Network (TETN) session on May 20, 2010 from 1pm-3pm (Event # 7362). Contact your school district or ESC for more information.

23 23 The 2010 Texas AYP Workbook amendments included detail required by the Title I regulations issued on October 28, For 2010 AYP, following a peer review of the Graduation Rate, the AYP calculation must include clearly defined Graduation Rate Goals and Targets. For 2012 AYP, the disaggregated cohort Graduation Rate must be used to determine AYP. The graduation rate will be evaluated for All students and each student group Preview: Texas AYP Workbook

24 24 On January 15, 2010, TEA submitted the Graduation Rate information template for peer review with details of the longitudinal adjusted cohort and proposed changes in the AYP graduation rate calculations, as required by federal regulations. A summary of the Graduation Rate peer review template may be viewed at In April, 2010, Texas received verbal confirmation of successful completion of the peer review, and instructions to submit amendment requests that include the graduation rate calculations Preview: Texas AYP Workbook (cont.)

25 Graduation Rate Peer Review Approval of: – The Texas statewide Graduation Rate goal at 90%. – The use of both a annual target for the 4-year rate, or annual target for the 5-year rate 2010 Preview: Texas AYP Workbook (cont.) 25

26 Graduation Rate Peer Review Approval of: – Three alternatives to meet the Graduation Rate indicator on the 4-year graduate rate: Absolute standard of 75.0%, or Improvement standard, similar to safe harbor calculation (10% decline in the difference between the prior year rate and the goal), or 1.0 percentage point increase in rate Preview: Texas AYP Workbook (cont.) 26

27 Graduation Rate Peer Review Approval of : – The additional alternative to meet the Graduation Rate indicator based on the 5-year graduation rate: Absolute standard of 80.0% Preview: Texas AYP Workbook (cont.) 27

28 28 On April 14, 2010, TEA submitted amendment requests, including changes to the graduation rate calculation, to the U.S. Department of Education for the AYP evaluation. A summary of the Requested Amendments will be posted at USDE approval of the 2010 AYP Workbook is pending Preview: Texas AYP Workbook (cont.)

29 Preview: Texas AYP Workbook (cont.) Amendments to the 2010 AYP Workbook: 1)Inclusion of Graduation Rate Goals and Targets. 2)Updates to reflect the June 23, 2009 fully approved status of the Texas standards and assessment system; 3)The use of additional growth measures for TAKS-M and TAKS-Alt; 4)Removal of hurricane provisions that applied only to AYP determinations. 5)Reference to future School Improvement Program (SIP) delay provisions in the case of future outbreaks.

30 Amendments to the 2010 AYP Workbook (cont.): 6)Changes to the assignment of students to the limited- English proficient student group for the graduation rate calculations only. The Graduation Rate Peer Review process did not include a review of the option to change the LEP student group definition for Graduation Rate in AYP. Texas included an amendment request to change the definition of the graduation rate LEP student group to include students served by the LEP program during any of their years in Texas public schools Preview: Texas AYP Workbook (cont.) 30

31 Amendments to the 2010 AYP Workbook (cont.): 7)Provision for unique settings applicable to a small number of districts and campuses. The proposed amendment requests no evaluation of the graduation rate for Residential Facilities serving secondary grades in alternative settings. 8)Minor year and enrollment text updates Preview: Texas AYP Workbook (cont.) 31

32 Proposed amendments to the 2011 Texas AYP Workbook Texas Transition Plan for 2011 and Beyond Schedule for Annual Graduation Rate Improvement Targets. Plan for use of new End of Course assessments. Timeline for reporting 2012 AYP results. Future Amendments 32

33 33 Resources: TEA Security Environment (TEASE) Accountability Website Each superintendent and charter school executive director may apply for access. They may also designate others in their district (including ESC Region staff) to acquire access. Multi-District User Access is available for certain charter operators and Education Service Center (ESC) staff that have the unique situation of requiring access to multiple school district or charter operator information. – Access for Multi-District Users is obtained through the school district superintendents authorization on the required access forms. TEASE access forms are available at:

34 34 SIP Resources The School Improvement Program (SIP) status history reports are Now Available. Title I School Improvement Program (SIP) status history reports from 2003 through the present are accessible at For more information about the School Improvement Program, please contact the School Improvement Unit in the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Program Coordination at (512)

35 35 AYP Resources For more information on 2009 AYP, see the 2009 AYP Guide, 2009 AYP Appeals Guidelines, and 2009 AYP Highlights accessible at Frequently Asked Questions about AYP are available at U.S. Department of Education information is available at


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