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1 1 TETN Accountability Update Session November 17, 2011

2 2 State Accountability Update

3 3 Recent and Upcoming Events November 10AEIS release (TEASE) November 17 AEIS release (Public) Week of November 28PEG list release (TEASE) Week of December 5School Report Cards (SRCs) (TEA public website) December 8 PEG ed to districts and posted To the Administrator Addressed correspondence web page

4 4 Discontinued Products Pocket EditionNo Pocket Edition will be published. The publication is the final edition. SnapshotNo Snapshot 2011 will be posted. Snapshot 2010 is the final release.

5 2011 State Appeals There were 202 appeals compared to 203 appeals in By type of indicator appealed: TAKS – 75% Dropout/Completion/Underreported – 11% AEA – 14% 5

6 2011 State Appeals Overall grant rate was 36% o Campus grant rate was 39% (63 out of 161) o District grant rate was 22% (9 out of 41) 6

7 2011 State Appeals The most common rating change for campuses was Academically Unacceptable to Academically Acceptable. 15 of the 63 granted campus appeals The most common rating change for districts was Academically Acceptable to Recognized. 5 of the 9 granted district appeals. 7

8 Gold Performance Acknowledgments (GPA)

9 9 GPA Indicators & Standards GPA Indicators2011 1Advanced/Dual Enrollment Course Completion> 30.0% 2 Advanced Placement/International Baccalaureate Results > 15.0% and > 50.0% 3Attendance Rate High School: Middle/K-12/District: Elementary: > 95.0% > 96.0% > 97.0% 4-8 Commended Performance: Reading/ELA, Mathematics, Writing, Science Social Studies > 30.0% 9College-Ready Graduates> 40.0% Standard in bold indicates an increase from 2010.

10 10 GPA Indicators & Standards GPA Indicators Recommended High School Program (RHSP)/ Distinguished Achievement Program (DAP) > 85.0% 11 SAT/ACT Results (College Admissions Tests) > 70.0% and > 40.0% 12 Texas Success Initiative: Higher Education Readiness Component- English Language Arts > 65% 13 Texas Success Initiative: Higher Education Readiness Component- Mathematics > 65% Comparable Improvement (campus level only) Reading/ELA Mathematics Top Quartile (top 25%)

11 11 GPA Acknowledgments 83% of districts earned at least one acknowledgment (compared to 82% in 2010) Three districts earned all 13 possible, Four earned 12, Six earned 11, Eight districts earned % of campuses earned at least one acknowledgment (compared to 79% in 2010) None earned all 15 possible, One earned 14, One earned 13, 13 earned 12.

12 12 AEA GPA 2011 is the fourth year for evaluating AEA campuses and charters on GPA indicators. Only the All Students group is evaluated. Student groups are not evaluated separately. There are 13 AEA GPA indicators. The two Comparable Improvement indicators are not evaluated for AEA GPA. An Attendance Rate standard of 95.0% is applied to all AECs and charters under AEA GPA. Among the 59 charter operators, 29 earned one or more acknowledgments. Among the 451 AECs, 221 earned one or more acknowledgments.

13 Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS)

14 14 November 10 TEASE release District and campus AEIS reports were posted to TEASE on Thursday, November 10, notifications were sent to district superintendents and ESC directors. The TEASE release provides the information that districts need to fulfill publishing and notification requirements for the AEIS. The AEIS Guidelines (available on TEASE) provide details about district responsibilities.

15 15 District Responsibilities PUBLISHING MUST publish: Performance and profile sections of district and campus AEIS reports MAY publish: Glossary (English Glossary will be available November 17, Spanish translation will be available in January 2012.) MUST ADD and publish: o Campus performance objectives o Report of violent or criminal incidents o Information from THECB about performance of students in postsecondary institutions

16 16 District Responsibilities HEARING FOR PUBLIC DISCUSSION Must be held within 90 calendar days after the November 10th TEASE release. District winter break days do not count towards the 90 days. Within 2 weeks after the hearing, the AEIS report must be disseminated.

17 17 District Responsibilities AEIS AND THE DISTRICT WEBSITE TEC requires districts with websites to post the most current accountability ratings, AEIS reports, and School Report Cards (SRC) not later than the 10th day after the first day of instruction of each school year. There is no requirement in this statute that district websites must be updated with new AEIS reports after the 10th instructional day. However, districts are encouraged to do so. See our FAQ about this requirement at:

18 18 Changes to AEIS Overview of Changes Added TAKS-Alt and TAKS-M to most TAKS indicators New Race/Ethnicity definitions used for students and staff Preview indicators removed Male/Female columns removed Added column and indicator to Section III (Bilingual/ESL) Changes to Financial Expenditure profile section

19 19 Changes to AEIS TAKS-Alternate (TAKS-Alt) and TAKS-Modified (TAKS-M) 2011 accountability included TAKS-M and TAKS-Alt in the TAKS and Commended Performance indicators. Prior-year (2010) results were recalculated to include TAKS-M and TAKS-Alt. AEIS includes TAKS-M and TAKS-Alt for most TAKS indicators, but not all.

20 20 Changes to AEIS TAKS-Alternate (TAKS-Alt) and TAKS-Modified (TAKS-M) IndicatorTAKS – MTAKS - Alt TAKS by Grade TAKS Met Standard (Acct Indicator) TAKS Commended TAKS Exit-level Cumulative Progress of Prior Year Failers SSI ELL Progress Indicator TSI College Ready Graduates

21 Changes to AEIS Race/Ethnicity The AEIS reports use the new federal definitions for race and ethnicity. Students and staff are now reported as: African American, Hispanic, White, American Indian, Asian, Pacific Islander, and Two or More Races. 21

22 Changes to AEIS Race/Ethnicity Most indicators show the new definitions for both the current and prior year. These indicators are: 22 IndicatorCurrent YearPrior Year TAKS by GradeNew TAKS CommendedNew TAKS – MNew TAKS – AltNew TAKS ParticipationNew Progress of Prior Year FailersNew SSINew ELL Progress IndicatorNew TSINew

23 Changes to AEIS Race/Ethnicity Some indicators show a combination of new (for the current year) and former (for the prior year). These indicators are: For these indicators, Asian, Pacific Islander, and Two or More Races have no data available for the prior school year (n/a for Not Available is shown.) 23 IndicatorCurrent YearPrior Year TAKS Summed Across Grades (Acct Indicator)NewFormer Attendance RateNewFormer Annual Dropout RateNewFormer Advanced Course/Dual EnrollmentNewFormer RHSP/DAP GraduatesNewFormer AB/IBNewFormer SAT/ACTNewFormer College Ready GraduatesNewFormer

24 Changes to AEIS Race/Ethnicity Some indicators show former definitions for both years. These indicators are: For these indicators, Asian, Pacific Islander, and Two or More Races have no data available for both the current and prior years (n/a for Not Available is shown.) See the AEIS Glossary for more details. 24 IndicatorCurrent YearPrior Year Completion RateFormer TAKS Exit-level CumulativeFormer

25 Changes to AEIS Preview indicators removed Since there will be no ratings in 2012, there are no preview indicators in the AEIS report. Male/Female columns removed In order to accommodate additional columns for race and ethnicity, two columns, Male and Female are no longer included on the printed AEIS reports; however, the data for these two categories of students are still available through the data download. 25

26 Changes to AEIS Section III Additions The third section of the AEIS reports has an additional column, LEP with Services to complement the column LEP with No Services. The ELL Progress Indicator was also added to this section. State Fiscal Stabilization Fund (SFSF) State revenue (under Total Revenues) includes amounts received from the SFSF which are distributed under the Federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of The SFSF amount for each district is shown in the footnote block found on the last page of the districts report. HS Allotment Added to Actual Expenditures by Program. 26

27 27 November 17th Public Release Includes TEASE products such as district and campus AEIS reports, Comparable Improvement (CI) reports, and Guidelines. Adds: o Region reports o State report o Report of mobile student performance (state-level only) o Data download (includes a masking explanation) o Additional CI information o Multi-year data o Links to prior-year reports o Links to grade level Progress of Prior Year Failers o Glossary

28 School Report Cards

29 29 Overview The School Report Card (SRC) contains a subset of the performance, staff, and financial data in the AEIS reports. SRCs are accessible through the AEIS public website. There is no separate TEASE release of the SRCs. Target release date is Wednesday, December 7, Superintendents and principals will be notified of availability via .

30 30 District Responsibilities As required by statute, these report cards must be disseminated to the parent, guardian, conservator, or other person having lawful control of each student at the campus. Must be disseminated to parents within six weeks after districts are notified by TEA. (Winter break does not count.) There are various ways to achieve the distribution requirements (see TAC ). Supplemental materials are provided by TEA o Sample cover letters to parents (English and Spanish) o Definitions (English and, as soon as available, Spanish)

31 Campuses With Additional Campus Improvement Plan (CIP) Requirements 31

32 32 Additional CIP Requirements For 2011 and 2012 there will be no additional CIP requirements of a campus rated Academically Acceptable. In prior years, campuses rated Academically Acceptable that would be rated Academically Unacceptable using accountability standards for the subsequent year were subject to additional CIP requirements. Since no state accountability ratings will be issued in 2012, the identification of 2011 campuses at risk of a 2012 low rating cannot be determined. Similarly, since there will be no campuses identified as Academically Acceptable in 2012, the pool of campuses to screen for low ratings in 2013 cannot be determined.

33 33 Public Education Grant (PEG) Program

34 34 Overview A statutorily-mandated program of school choice (TEC Ch. 29, Subchapter G, §§ ) Partially aligned with accountability ratings, but not fully aligned with the state system or AYP. Statute requires districts to notify parents of the list by February 1, The PEG list is based on 2009, 2010, and 2011 performance, but is effective for the school year only.

35 35 Criteria Schools are listed if: (1)50 percent or fewer of students* passed: (a)Any TAKS** reading/English language arts, writing, mathematics, science, or social studies test, summed across the grades tested at the school; (b) In any two of the three years: 2009, 2010, or 2011 OR (2) The school was rated Academically Unacceptable in 2009, 2010, or *Student groups are not evaluated. ** Included TAKS, TAKS (Accommodated), TAKS-M, and TAKS- Alt.

36 36 Calendar and Notification Planned release date is the week of November 28, 2011, via TEASE to all districts with one or more campuses on the list. List will be posted to the agency correspondence website on December 8, An online FAQ is available through the Division of Performance Reporting Resources link

37 Accountability Technical Advisory Committee (ATAC)

38 38 Accountability Technical Advisory Committee (ATAC) Nomination Period: Oct. 24 – Nov. 14 (Now Closed) Membership: Approx. 25 members; Texas public school educators; Highly knowledgeable of public school accountability; and Current employees of an ISD, charter, or ESC. Serve a minimum of two years ( and );

39 39 Accountability Technical Advisory Committee (ATAC) Duties: Consider complex, technical issues Work with TEA staff and national experts to develop recommendations including: overall framework, integration of state and federal systems, assessment indicators, progress measures, completion indicators, student groups, minimum size criteria, alternative education accountability, and distinction designations.

40 40 Accountability Technical Advisory Committee (ATAC) Expectations Attend up to five meetings at TEA offices in Austin (February 2012 through spring 2013); Actively and constructively participate during meetings; Solicit input from peers within their geographic region; Participate in at least one small work group that will meet between the ATAC meetings via video-conference with TEA staff.

41 41 Accountability Technical Advisory Committee (ATAC) Process The smaller work groups will present their proposals at the main ATAC meetings. The ATAC committees final proposals will be reviewed by the Accountability Policy Advisory Committee (APAC) whose members include legislative, university, parent, business, and community representatives. The APAC will provide feedback on the ATAC proposals to the commissioner of education. The commissioner will make final accountability decisions in spring 2013.

42 42 Accountability Technical Advisory Committee (ATAC) Status of Nominations About 150 nominees were received. Two-thirds are Other District Administrators. 15 are ESC staff (directors or others). 24 are campus staff. 97% have testing or assessment experience. 94% have school/program acct. experience. One-third have non-traditional settings experience.

43 43 Accountability Technical Advisory Committee (ATAC) Timeline Oct. 24 – Nov. 14 Nominees are submitted through the TEASE site. Nov. 15 – Dec. 2 Nominees are summarized by characteristics and geography. TEA consults with ESC Directors and Acct/Title I AYP contacts. December 8 TEA selects approximately 25 nominees. December 15 Selected nominees are notified to confirm their commitment to serve. February 2012 First two-day ATAC meeting.

44 House Bill (HB) 3 Update

45 HB 3 Implementation ATAC Tentative Calendar – 2012 February1 st Meeting (2 days) Day 1 – Joint session with APAC Day 2 – ATAC only May2 nd Meeting August3 rd Meeting November4th Meeting February th Meeting (Final) 45

46 HB 3 Implementation Accountability Policy Advisory Committee (APAC) Tentative Calendar February, st Meeting (1 day joint session w/ ATAC) November, nd Meeting March rd Meeting (Final) 46

47 HB 3 Implementation Distinction Designations Review Three kinds 1. Recognized and Exemplary. To be based on performance on the STAAR college readiness indicators. Not to be assigned until For both campuses and districts. 2. Top 25% (campus only). Campuses ranked in top 25% in annual improvement. Campuses ranked in top 25% in gap reduction. 47

48 HB 3 Implementation Distinction Designations Review Three kinds (continued) 3. Five Committee-based (campus only). Academic Achievement Fine Arts. Physical Education. 21 st Century Workforce Development. Second Language Acquisition. 48

49 HB 3 Implementation Academic Achievement Committee Status of Committee Membership Selection Names received from Governors Office, Office of the Lt. Governor, and Speakers Office. Nominees to be contacted. Calendar (2012) March1 st Meeting June2 nd Meeting October3 rd Meeting (Final) 49

50 50 TETN Accountability Sessions 2012 Schedule and Tentative Agenda Topics To Be Determined.

51 51 Accountability Resources Division of Performance Reporting Division of Performance Reporting main telephone number is (512) ESC Accountability Contacts. Online: ACCT: AEA: AYP:

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