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1 State and Federal Accountability System Update ACET Conference October 2006

2 Overview of Session State Accountability System o Overview of August 1 Release o Summary of Key Updates to 2006 AEIS Reports o Gold Performance Acknowledgments o AEA Procedures o Preview of 2007 Accountability Federal Accountability System o 2006 AYP Results o 2007 Assessments and AYP

3 State Accountability System

4 Overview of August 1 Release

5 Districts Of the 1,227 districts, 19 districts (1.5%) are rated Exemplary and 330 (26.9%) are rated Recognized in of the 1,227 districts achieved the Academically Acceptable rating. 62 districts are Academically Unacceptable.

6 Campuses Of the 7,956 campuses, 555 campuses (7.0%) are rated Exemplary and 2,825 (35.5%) are rated Recognized in ,565 of the 7,956 campuses rated (44.8%) achieved the rating Academically Acceptable. 321 of the 7,956 campuses rated (4.0%) are rated Academically Unacceptable.

7 Hurricane Rita Provision Under the criteria for using the Hurricane Rita Provision for state accountability, 43 districts representing 196 campuses were eligible for consideration. Of the 196 eligible campuses, 21 used the Hurricane Rita Provision. Of the 43 eligible districts, 5 used the Hurricane Rita Provision.

8 Required Improvement Under standard procedures, 458 campuses were able to demonstrate Required Improvement in order to achieve a higher rating in campuses (13.6%) used Required Improvement to move from a rating of Academically Acceptable to Recognized. 73 campuses (2.3%) used Required Improvement to move from a rating of Academically Unacceptable to Academically Acceptable.

9 Required Improvement (contd) Under standard procedures, 86 districts were able to demonstrate Required Improvement in order to achieve a higher rating in districts (23.6%) used Required Improvement to move from a rating of Academically Acceptable to Recognized. 8 districts (1.1%) used Required Improvement to move from a rating of Academically Unacceptable to Academically Acceptable.

10 Exceptions 149 campuses were able to avoid the Academically Unacceptable rating due the exceptions provision. 14 districts were rated Academically Acceptable due to exceptions provision. At the campus level, exceptions were most often used for mathematics, followed by the social studies and then the science subject areas. At the district level, exceptions were used most often for science and social studies.

11 Rating Trends 2004 through 2006 From 2004 to 2006, the percent of Exemplary and Recognized campuses (combined) was 39.1% in 2004, 27.9% in 2005, and 42.5% in The percent of Academically Unacceptable campuses has increased each year from 1.2% in 2004 to 2.9% in 2005 to 3.7% in From 2004 to 2006, the percent of Exemplary and Recognized districts (combined) was 32.3% in 2004, 14.9% in 2005, and 28.4% in The percent of Academically Unacceptable districts has increased each year from 2.0% in 2004 to 3.0% in 2005 to 4.4% in 2006.

12 Summary of Key Updates to the 2006 AEIS Reports

13 Grade 8 Science Performance on the grade 8 science test will not be incorporated into the state accountability system until 2008, but will be reported on the AEIS reports beginning in 2006.

14 Grade 8 Science (contd) A new section titled, TAKS Met 2006 Standard (Sum of All Grades Tested, INCLUDING grade 8 Science) will be added. This section will show science results at the PR standard including grade 8. This is intended to provide a preview of future accountability results. This new block consists of two rows: science and All Tests.

15 TAKS-I Results In 2006, results of TAKS-I summed across grades will be shown by subject (i.e., ELA, mathematics, science, social studies). In 2006 TAKS-I is assessed for these subjects and grades: o Science (grades 5, 8, 10, 11) o Science (grade 5 Spanish) o Social Studies (grades 8, 10, 11) o ELA (grade 11) o Mathematics (grade 11)

16 TAKS/TAKS-I/SDAA II Participation The 2006 participation results will be shown broken down two ways: by tested versus non-tested categories. Tested students are further broken down two ways: by type of assessment they took; and, secondly by whether they are included in the accountability system or not. Students who were not tested at all are shown by reason – absent, exempt, etc. Students who were coded as hurricane-displaced are shown as a separate non-tested category and as a separate category within the accountability system status.

17 English Language Learner (ELL) Progress Measure Based on the commissioner's final decisions released in April, 2006, the ELL measure will be reported for two years ( and ). Decisions regarding the ELL indicator will be made during the 2007 accountability cycle for first possible use in the 2008 accountability ratings.

18 English Language Learner (ELL) Progress Measure (contd) The ELL Progress measure will report the percentage of current and monitored LEP students who meet any of the following three criteria: 1. the student meets the passing standard on the TAKS English reading/ELA test, 2. the student meets the proficiency level on the RPTE based on years in U.S. schools for first-time RPTE testers, or 3. the student shows progress on the RPTE from the prior year.

19 Multi-Year Product on the Web The multi-year product is a report of selected AEIS indicators (primarily indicators that are accountability base indicators) for multiple years. Reports are available for schools, districts, and the state (no region reports) in either HTML or PDF format. Multi-year reports currently exist for No multi-year product was posted in , , or

20 Multi-Year Product on the Web (contd) Beginning with posting of the AEIS reports users will have the choice of printing the report for years 1994 through 2002 or 2003 through 2006 through a single website page. This product is only available on the public website.

21 Gold Performance Acknowledgments

22 Overview Gold Performance Acknowledgment (GPA) created to publicly recognize districts and campuses for high performance on indicators that are in addition to those used to determine state accountability ratings. Districts are eligible for a maximum of 12 possible GPAs. Campuses are eligible for a maximum of 14 possible GPAs.

23 Analysis of GPA Results The GPA link on the Accountability System website allows districts/campuses to generate a list of districts or campuses organized by district name, county, or ESC with any combination of GPA acknowledgments. This information can provide you with a useful tool for communicating the high achievement of your schools to your district administration, school board, and public.

24 2006 GPA Release On Tuesday, October 24, districts can access the following 2006 accountability information on the Texas Education Agency Secure Environment (TEASE). 1. The accountability data tables--both standard and Alternative Education Accountability (AEA) will be updated to show rating changes as a result of granted appeals. 2. Information about the Gold Performance Acknowledgments (GPA) will be appended to the bottom of the standard data tables and added to the Accountability Summary Reports.

25 2006 GPA Release (contd) 3. A data download feature will be added for both the AEA and standard accountability indicators. As with all data on the TEASE site, the information in the download feature is unmasked and may be confidential. It is designed for educator use only; it is not for public use.

26 2006 GPA Release (contd) During the afternoon of Wednesday, October 25, the updated ratings, GPA results, and masked versions of the data downloads will be made available to the public. The public will access this information through the TEA public accountability site at:

27 Alternative Education Accountability (AEA) Procedures

28 2007 AEA Campus Registration Process The 2007 AEA campus registration process occurred September 11 – 22, The list of 2007 Registered AECs will be available by the end of October on the AEA website at

29 At-Risk Registration Criterion An AEA at-risk registration criterion was implemented in An at-risk registration criterion: o restricts use of AEA procedures to AECs that are dedicated to serving at-risk students, o recognizes that by definition students served at Residential Facilities are at-risk of dropping out of school, and o enhances at-risk data quality.

30 At-Risk Registration Criterion (contd) Each registered AEC must have a minimum percentage of at-risk students enrolled on the AEC verified through current year PEIMS fall enrollment data in order to be evaluated under AEA procedures. The at-risk criterion is 70% in 2007 and 75% in 2008 where it is expected to remain.

31 At-Risk Registration Criterion (contd) Two safeguards have been incorporated for those AECs that are below the at-risk requirement. 1. Prior-Year PEIMS At-Risk Data Safeguard: If a registered AEC does not meet the at-risk criterion in the current year, then it remains under AEA if the AEC meets the at-risk criterion in the prior year. For example, an AEC with an at-risk enrollment of 65% in 2007 and 70% in 2006 remains registered in 2007.

32 At-Risk Registration Criterion (contd) 2. New Campus Safeguard: If a new campus is registered for evaluation under AEA procedures, then the AEC is not required to meet the at-risk criterion in its first year of operation. This safeguard provides an accommodation for new campuses with no prior-year data.

33 At-Risk Registration Criterion (contd) In April 2007, letters will be mailed to the AECs that did not meet the 2007 at-risk registration criterion informing them that the AEC will shift from AEA to standard accountability and that the AEC will be evaluated under 2007 standard accountability procedures. The Final 2007 Registered AEC list will be posted on the AEA website in May This list will contain the AECs that will be evaluated under 2007 AEA procedures. A list of the charter operators that will be rated under 2007 AEA procedures will also be posted on the AEA website in May 2007.

34 At-Risk Registration Criterion (contd) A State Compensatory Education Questions and Answers (Q and A) document is on the TEA website at: sce_presentation.html This Q and A addresses proper coding of at-risk students. Also, ESC Compensatory Education contacts can assist with at-risk questions.

35 2007 AEA Standards TAKS Progress indicator increases to 45%. SDAA II indicator increases to 45%. Completion Rate II indicator (includes graduates, continuing students, and GED recipients) remains 75.0%. Annual Dropout Rate (Gr 7-12) indicator remains 10.0%.

36 AEA FAQ The AEA FAQ is on the AEA website at:

37 Preview of 2007 Accountability TAKS For 2007, the Academically Acceptable standards increase by 5 percentage points for all subjectsto 65% for Reading/ELA, Writing, and Social Studies; to 45% for Mathematics; and to 40% for Science. That same year, the standards for Recognized increase to 75% for all subjects.

38 Preview of 2007 Accountability (contd) Commended Performance on TAKS Beginning with ratings released in 2007, a label of commended will be appended to campus and district ratings if the campus or district also earns a GPA for at least 50% of the commended indicators on which the campus or district is evaluated. A minimum of three of the five commended indicators must be evaluated; or if only two are evaluated, both must be acknowledged (2 out of 2).

39 Preview of 2007 Accountability (contd) Commended Performance on TAKS (contd) Only campuses and districts rated Academically Acceptable or higher are eligible to receive this additional label. Campuses and districts evaluated under AEA procedures are not eligible to receive this additional label.

40 Preview of 2007 Accountability (contd) SDAA II SDAA II indicators will remain the same in 2007 as will their performance standards. TAKS-I TAKS-I results will be used in the state accountability system for the first time in This follows the report, report, use mechanism for phasing in new assessment results into the accountability system. This phase-in schedule means that only a portion of the TAKS-I results will be used for accountability in All TAKS-I grades and subjects will be used beginning in 2010.

41 Preview of 2007 Accountability (contd) Incorporating TAKS Alternative (TAKS-Alt) TAKS-Alt results will be reported but not used in the accountability system for two years beginning in Incorporating the 2% Assessment The 2% test results will be reported but not used in the accountability system for two years beginning in 2008.

42 Preview of 2007 Accountability (contd) Annual Dropout Rate For 2007 only, add a Hold Harmless Provision to the system, such that if the grade 7-8 annual dropout rate is the only indicator causing a district or campus to be Academically Unacceptable, then the campus or district is rated Academically Acceptable instead.

43 Preview of 2007 Accountability (contd) Completion Rate (Grade ) Indicator The 2007 accountability year (class of 2006) is the first year the NCES dropout definition is used in the denominator of the completion rate calculation. Also, because of the definitional change to the denominator, RI cannot be used. Both these factors (the definitional change and the lack of an RI feature) increase the rigor of the completion rate in 2007.

44 Preview of 2007 Accountability (contd) Underreported Students Increase the rigor of the underreported students standard each year through the 2008 accountability ratings. For example, for 2007 any district that had more than 100 underreported students or greater than 1.5% underreported students could not be rated Exemplary or Recognized.

45 GPA Standards for 2007 and beyond Keep the 2006 standards steady from 2007 to 2010 for the following indicators: Advanced Placement/International Baccalaureate results, attendance rate, and comparable improvement on Reading and Mathematics. For advanced/dual enrollment course completion, the acknowledgment standard will increase to 30.0% in For commended performance, increase the standard for each subject by 5 percentage points every other year beginning in 2007, resulting in an increase to 30% for 2009 and 2010.

46 GPA Standards for 2007 and beyond For RHSP/DAP, increase the standard to 80.0% in 2007 and 2008, and to 85.0% in 2009 and Keep the SAT/ACT indicator in the GPA system and maintain the current standard through 2008 and use only the Mathematics and Critical Reading scores on the new SAT. The standard for the Texas Success Initiative in English Language Arts and Mathematics will remain at 50% in 2007 and increase by 5 percentage points each year thereafter until 2010.

47 Federal Accountability System

48 2006 AYP Results 87% of districts and 81% of campuses met AYP in Title I School Improvement for the school year includes 60 districts and 291 campuses

49 2006 AYP Results (contd) 7 districts and 22 campuses were Not Evaluated under the Hurricane Rita Provision Only two campuses failed participation due to the Displaced Student group. o USDE denied altering the AYP status or School Improvement Requirements for these campuses

50 2006 AYP District Results AYP Results 2006 CountPercent Did Not Meet AYP Missed due to the 3% Federal Cap8859.8% Missed due to Cap and Other Reasons32.0% Reasons other than 3% Cap5738.5% Performance Only22 Participation Only6 Other Measure Only9 Combination of Measures20 Total Missed AYP %

51 2006 AYP Campus Results AYP Results 2006 CountPercent Did Not Meet AYP Missed due to the 3% Federal Cap % Missed due to Cap and Other Reasons416.6% Reasons other than 3% Cap % Performance Only223 Participation Only31 Other Measure Only35 Combination of Measures79 Total Missed AYP %

52 2007 Assessments and AYP TAKS-I o Not offered in AYP subjects and grade levels TAKS-Alt o Field test results included as participants, but counted as non-proficient (failing) LDAA o Not counted as participants

53 Standards for 2007 AYP For 2007, the performance standards increase. o From 53% to 60% for Reading/ELA o From 42% to 50% for Mathematics

54 PARTICIPATION: TOTAL STUDENTS PARTICIPATION: NUMBER PARTICIPATING PERFORMANCE: NUMBER TESTED PERFORMANCE: MET STANDARD – without CAP PERFORMANCE: MET STANDARD – CAP APPLIED Overview of AYP Process

55 Not Included Absent Not Tested (blank document) PARTICIPATION: TOTAL STUDENTS Students Enrolled on the Day of Testing (Denominator) PARTICIPATION: NUMBER PARTICIPATING Students Tested, both scored and not scored (Numerator)

56 Overview of AYP Process PARTICIPATION: NUMBER PARTICIPATING Students Tested, both scored and not scored (Numerator) PERFORMANCE: NUMBER TESTED Scored, valid results (Denominator) Not Included Mobile Students Tested but not scored Absent Not tested (blank document)

57 Overview of AYP Process PERFORMANCE: NUMBER TESTED Scored, valid results (Denominator) PERFORMANCE: MET STANDARD Proficient Results for all students (Numerator of Source Data Table) Not Included Not Proficient (fail) Mobile Students Tested but not scored Absent Not tested (blank document)

58 PERFORMANCE: MET STANDARD Proficient Results for all students meeting the assessment standard PERFORMANCE: MET STANDARD – CAP APPLIED Proficient Results of 3% of District total number of Students Enrolled on the Day of Testing Overview of AYP Process Not Included Proficient Results from Alternative Assessments that Exceed the Cap

59 2006 AYP Process PARTICIPATION: TOTAL STUDENTS 2006: LDAA Included PARTICIPATION: NUMBER PARTICIPATING 2006: LDAA Included Not Included Absent Not Tested (blank document)

60 2006 AYP Process PARTICIPATION: NUMBER PARTICIPATING 2006: LDAA Included PERFORMANCE: NUMBER TESTED 2006: LDAA Included Not Included Mobile Students Tested but not scored Absent Not tested (blank document)

61 2006 AYP Process PERFORMANCE: NUMBER TESTED 2006: LDAA Included PERFORMANCE: MET STANDARD 2006: LDAA Included when Standard Met Not Included Not Proficient (fail) Mobile Students Tested but not scored Absent Not tested (blank document)

62 2006 AYP Process PERFORMANCE: MET STANDARD 2006: LDAA Included when Standard Met PERFORMANCE: MET STANDARD – CAP APPLIED 2006: LDAA Included if within Cap Not Included Proficient Results that Exceed Cap from SDAA Below Grade Level LDAA

63 Plan for 2007 AYP Process PARTICIPATION: TOTAL STUDENTS 2007: LDAA & TAKS ALT Included PARTICIPATION: NUMBER PARTICIPATING 2007: TAKS ALT Included Not Included 2007: LDAA Absent Not Tested (blank document)

64 Plan for 2007 AYP Process PARTICIPATION: NUMBER PARTICIPATING 2007: LDAA Not Included TAKS ALT Included PERFORMANCE: NUMBER TESTED 2007: LDAA Not Included TAKS ALT Included Not Included Mobile Students Tested but not scored Absent Not tested (blank document)

65 PERFORMANCE: NUMBER TESTED 2007: LDAA Not Included TAKS ALT Included PERFORMANCE: MET STANDARD Plan for 2007 AYP Process Not Included 2007: TAKS ALT Not Proficient Not Proficient (fail) Mobile Students Tested but not scored Absent Not tested (blank document)

66 Plan for 2007 AYP Process PERFORMANCE: MET STANDARD 2007: TAKS Alt Not Included since results are Not Proficient PERFORMANCE: MET STANDARD – CAP APPLIED Not Included 2007 Proficient Results that Exceed Cap from SDAA Below Grade Level

67 Accountability Resources the Division of Performance Reporting at Phone the Division of Performance Reporting at (512) Web ESC Accountability Contacts.


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