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1 TETN Accountability Update Session June 21, 2007

2 2007 State Accountability System

3 2 Significant Changes for 2007 An increase in the rigor of the TAKS passing standards for all grades and subjects in order to achieve or maintain a rating of Academically Acceptable or Recognized. A new definition for dropout, based on the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) criteria. A change in the standards for underreported students from fewer than or equal to 100 students and less than or equal to 2.0%, to fewer than or equal to 200 students and less than or equal to 5.0%. The new standard accommodates changes in the processing of leaver records and new dropout definition.

4 3 Significant Changes for 2007 (cont.) A School Leaver Provision added for 2007 only, such that the leaver indicators (either alone or in combination) cannot be the cause for a lowered campus or district rating. This provision has been created primarily to accommodate the change in definition of a dropout. The provision affects the following indicators: Underreported Students Annual Dropout Rates Completion Rates For the Annual Dropout Rate (grades 7-8) indicator, Required Improvement is not available to campuses or districts in 2007 as a means to move to the next higher rating.

5 4 TAT and the School Leaver Provision Campuses that avoid being rated Academically Unacceptable in 2007 due to the application of the School Leaver Provision will be subject to technical assistance team (TAT) intervention requirements in the school year This is because campuses rated Academically Acceptable in 2007 are identified for technical assistance teams (TATs) if their 2007 accountability results do not meet the 2008 accountability standards.

6 5 TAT and the School Leaver Provision (cont.) The 2008 dropout/completion standards are identical to those waived in 2007 through the application of the School Leaver Provision. The purpose of the TAT identification is to serve as an early warning system and, therefore, provide interventions that may prevent the campus from being rated Academically Unacceptable in the subsequent year. In addition, districts are subject to identification and intervention under the Performance-Based Monitoring (PBM) system for dropout rates and leaver reporting.

7 6 Dropout and Completion Release June 21, 2007 Dropout/Completion information posted to TEASE Three products for Dropouts: 1. Summary Tables (district & campus) 2. Student Listings of Dropouts 3. Data Download of Dropouts Three products for Completion: 1. Summary Tables (district & campus) 2. Student Listings of Completion Cohort 3. Data Download of Completion Cohort Explanatory Documents (4)

8 7 Preview Data Table Release July 20, 2007 Preview data tables released to districts (and ESCs with access) through TEASE. (Data on TEASE is confidential. TEASE data are not masked). Grade 3 and 5 student-level data provided for download (NEW). Districts may submit appeals after review of preview data tables. No appeals will be resolved prior to August 1, The appeals deadline is August 17, 2007.

9 8 August 1 Events August 1, 2007 Lists of 2007 Accountability ratings for districts and campuses within respective ESC regions are transmitted to each ESC director (tentatively planned to be sent as PDF via ). At 10 a.m., districts can access their list of district and campus ratings on the TEASE Accountability site. District and campus ratings are posted to the public website in the afternoon (exact time T.B.D.) annual dropout and 2006 completion information is also officially released to the public. See Accountability Research site at:

10 9 Review of Appeals Process and Dates See Appeals Chapter in Manual (Chapter 14, p. 115). Particularly note: Appeals calendar (p. 115) Situations unfavorable for appeal (p.116) Special circumstance appeals (p. 118) How to submit an appeal (p. 119)

11 10 August 17, 2007 is appeals deadline (postmarked). Ratings changed due to granted appeals published in late October. No appeals necessary for annual dropout rate, completion rate, or underreported students indicators. Review of Appeals Process and Dates (cont.)

12 11 Appeals Panel meets - late September/early October Final ratings Release – late October Gold Performance Acknowledgments issued – late October Remaining Calendar Items

13 /07 AEIS Reports issued (TEASE) – early November 2006/07 AEIS Reports issued (Public) – late November 2007/08 TAT list notification – November 1, /09 PEG list notification – mid-December 2006/07 School Report Cards – mid-December Remaining Calendar Items (cont.)

14 2007 AYP Guide

15 14 Introduction AYP Release Schedule 2. New Features of the 2007 AYP System 3. Online Application for Other Circumstance Exceptions 4. Other Changes in the Guide

16 AYP Release Schedule August 8, 2007 Preliminary unmasked AYP data tables released to districts and ESCs on TEASE Accountability website. Data Tables are released one week prior to the public release, instead of one day prior as in 2006 and Data Tables are provided prior to finalizing all computations necessary for AYP results.

17 AYP Release Schedule (cont.) August 8, 2007 (continued) Data tables will not include the AYP or SIP label. The AYP Explanation Table will be shown. Student listings and appeal request forms will be available at that time. Appeal requests and other circumstance exceptions of AYP status are accepted on this date. The online application for other circumstance exceptions is opened to school districts.

18 AYP Release Schedule (cont.) August 15, 2007 Preliminary masked data tables released to the general public via TEAs public AYP website. TEASE Accountability website is updated to include the AYP and SIP status labels. Public AYP results will include the AYP and SIP status labels.

19 AYP Release Schedule (cont.) August 15, 2007 (continued) New web feature: Title I School Improvement Program (SIP) Requirement District and Campus Status History webpage will be release on the public website. The site will show the 2003 – 2007 AYP Status and the SIP Requirement/Status for each corresponding year of AYP.

20 AYP Release Schedule (cont.) August 27, 2007 School start date and deadline for districts identified in SIP to notify parents regarding school choice options. Districts identified for SIP must continue to implement SIP requirements for the entire school year regardless of pending/final appeal status.

21 AYP Release Schedule (cont.) September 7, 2007 Deadline for the submission of appeals and other circumstance exceptions. All requests must be submitted in writing under the signature of the superintendent (or equivalent for charter operators).

22 AYP Release Schedule (cont.) Early-December, 2007 Appeal decision notification letters sent to districts and also available (in unofficial form) on TEASE. Final AYP results will be released.

23 22 New Features of the 2007 System a. Participation requirements for RPTE and LDAA b. Performance Standards Increase c. Performance requirements for TAKS-Alt and LAT d. Federal Cap at 3% on SDAA II only

24 23 Participation requirements for RPTE and LDAA Recent immigrant limited English proficient (LEP) students enrolled two or more years in U.S. schools who take RPTE and no other assessment will be counted as non-participants Students taking LDAA will be counted as non- participants

25 24 Reading/English Language Arts performance standard increases from 53% to 60% Mathematics performance standard increases from 42% to 50% Performance Standards Increase

26 25 Students taking TAKS-Alt field tests will be counted as participants, but included in performance as non- proficient for calculating AYP. LAT version of the TAKS and SDAA II Reading/ English Language Arts tests will be used for participation & performance (similar to Mathematics) Performance requirements for TAKS-Alt and LAT

27 26 Federal Cap at 3% The number of students tested on SDAA II below grade level and meeting ARD expectations that may be counted as proficient may not exceed 3% of a districts participation denominator (before exceptions). Students tested on TAKS-Alt are not included in performance in 2007, therefore, are not subject to the federal cap.

28 27 The state as a whole cannot exceed the 3% cap, including all exceptions. At the time of preliminary release, a notice will be placed on TEASE as to whether the state can allow other circumstance exceptions. If allowed, the TEASE website will include an online application for other circumstance exceptions. Online Application for Other Circumstance Exceptions

29 28 School districts must submit their request in an appeal letter and include the online application confirmation form. TEA will begin processing the exception based on the AYP student data results, available on TEASE. Section IV: Exceptions of the 2007 AYP Guide provides the Exception processing details for all exceptions. Online Application for Other Circumstance Exceptions (cont.)

30 29 Other Changes in the Guide a. Charts in Section II: Indicators provide summary of 2007 changes b. Appeals section provides detail on Other Indicator and Hurricanes Katrina/Rita c. State policy on District and Campus Identification Numbers applies to SIP

31 30 Other Changes in the Guide (cont.) Charts in Section II Reading and Mathematics assessment charts are available on page 29 and 30. A separate chart on Reading Proficiency Tests in English is also available on page 31.

32 31 Other Changes in the Guide (cont.) Appeal Section An appeal must be made for the performance measure that might meet Safe Harbor due to a successful appeal for the other indicator (graduation or attendance rate) or else the status of the performance measure will remain unchanged. Due to the expiration of the Katrina/Rita flexibility agreement, appeals related to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita will not be considered.

33 32 Other Changes in the Guide (cont.) District and Campus Identification Numbers TEA policy requires school districts and charters to request campus number changes of existing campuses by October 1. In certain circumstances, school districts and charters must receive TEA approval to change the campus number of a campus with a state rating of Academically Unacceptable.

34 33 Other Changes in the Guide (cont.) District and Campus Identification Numbers (cont.) TEA determines the accountability history should be linked. The accountability histories of both the state accountability rating and the School Improvement Program status will be linked across campus numbers.

35 34 AYP Resources the Division of Performance Reporting at Phone the Division of Performance Reporting at (512) AYP Guide Posted online at

36 Legislative Update

37 36 SB Select Committee on Accountability The Committee shall conduct an in-depth, comprehensive review of the public school accountability system. In conducting its review, the Committee shall study the mission, organizational structure, and practices of similar systems in other states and the requirements established by federal law. Committee shall hold an organizational meeting no later than October 1, 2007.

38 37 SB Select Committee on Accountability (cont.) The review must include: study of each element of accountability with emphasis on indicators used to determine accreditation status; rewards; and incentives for campus excellence; and the sanctions on districts not meeting state performance standards; the extent to which the system is aligned with NCLB; the extent to which the system reflects the public education mission, objectives, and goals in TEC Chapter 4; The extent to which the accountability system meets public expectations;

39 38 SB Select Committee on Accountability (cont.) the extent to which the system fairly and accurately reports the effectiveness of teachers, instructional programs, and financial outlays and their impact on student performance; monitor the progress of each student with emphasis on growth in academic performance; performance indicators that would measure the effectiveness of campus teaching and learning environments including discipline; effectiveness of the system in reporting the performance of charter schools and alternative education programs;

40 39 SB Select Committee on Accountability (cont.) replacing current high school grade-level assessments with end-of-course (EOC) exams consistent with revisions to the TEKS; the extent to which the system measures the performance of districts and campuses on important indicators and aspects of the educational process other than test scores on standardized tests; the extent to which the system reports to parents and other constituents the overall performance of districts and campuses; and the extent to which the system takes into consideration the differing student demographics of districts and campuses.

41 40 SB Select Committee on Accountability (cont.) No later than December 1, 2008, the committee will report its findings, with recommendations for statutory changes.

42 41 House Bill 3092 HB 3092 states that for the purposes of determining the performance of a school district, including the accreditation status of the district, a student confined by court in a residential program or facility operated by or under contract with the Texas Youth Commission, Texas Juvenile Probation Commission, or any other governmental entity, including a juvenile board, is not considered to be a student of the school district in which the program or facility is physically located.

43 42 House Bill 3092 (cont.) Identification of TJPC programs and facilities is needed and the agency needs an interpretation and definition of "governmental entity, including juvenile boards". After the interpretation is made, if may be necessary to obtain additional information in order to have a complete list of all exclusions. Changes apply beginning with the school year.

44 43 Senate Bill 1871 SB 1871 expands PEIMS reporting of participation in bilingual education or ESL to include instructional method when a student is participating in a bilingual or special language program. Requires that the AEIS system and the comprehensive annual report provide student performance results disaggregated by the bilingual or special language program. Changes apply beginning with the school year.

45 44 TETN Accountability Update Sessions August 16 Accountability Results for 2007 November 15Accountability Ratings Update Gold Performance Acknowledgments TAT List AEIS Reports School Report Cards PEG List The above dates are for 1 p.m. to 3 p.m Dates and Tentative Agenda Topics

46 45 Accountability Resources the Division of Performance Reporting at Phone the Division of Performance Reporting at (512) ESC Accountability Contacts. Online: ACCT: AEA: AYP:


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