Future of Including Students with Disabilities in AYP Increase amount of instruction special education students receive at or close to enrolled grade level Improve performance of students in relation to the student performance standards for the grade level at which they are being instructed
Testing Status of Special Education Students Grades 3-8 & 10 Reading/ELA 2003-042004-05 TAKS30% SDAA II57%62% LDAA10%4% Absent/Other3% LEP Exempt1% Total304,668299,808
TEA/USDE Agreement Cap on use of results based on alternate achievement standards 2005 AYP – 5% cap 2006 AYP – 3% cap 2007 AYP – 3% cap (1% cap on alternate achievement standards, 2% cap on modified achievement standards)
TEA/USDE Agreement Tests counted in AYP Participation Rate 2005 AYP – TAKS, SDAA II, LDAA 2006 AYP – TAKS, SDAA II, LDAA 2007 AYP – TAKS, SDAA II, TAKS-A field test
TEA/USDE Agreement Tests counted in AYP Performance Rate 2005 AYP – TAKS, SDAA II, LDAA 2006 AYP – TAKS, SDAA II, LDAA 2007 AYP – TAKS, SDAA II (TAKS-A field test count as failing)
Anticipated Implementation of New Assessments in AYP
Proposed Changes for 2006 Draft Submission to USDE Title I Committee of Practitioners Review (January 10, 2006) Submitted to USDE by March, 2006
Summary of Proposed Amendments Full Academic Year Safe Harbor Confidence Intervals Safe Harbor Improvement on Other Measures Special Education Student Group Phase-in of Student Proficiency Standard TEA/USDE Flexibility Agreement
Full Academic Year Revise the Texas full academic year definition to include students in the performance measure who were enrolled in the same district the previous school year. Previous year attendance data will be used to determine last district attended for each student.
Safe Harbor Confidence Intervals For districts, charters, and campuses that do not meet the safe harbor standard for performance improvement, recalculate improvement for the performance indicator using a confidence interval methodology. Proposed calculation similar to the use of confidence intervals used for performance improvement appeals.
Safe Harbor Improvement on Other Measure A district, charter, or campus will be found to make improvement on the other measure for purposes of safe harbor if it either shows gains on that measure or meets the AYP Graduation and Attendance Rate standard on the other measure for all student groups that meet minimum size criteria (in addition to all students).
Special Education Student Group In calculating the AYP reading and mathematics performance rates, include in the special education student group test results for students previously identified as special education for 2 years after they no longer receive special education services. Special education attendance data for the previous two years will be used to identify students not receiving special education services in the current year who did receive services in the previous 2 years.
Phase-in of Student Proficiency Standard Modify the Texas AYP to clarify the phase-in of the student proficiency standard under Critical Element 1.3. The SBOE set standards for student achievement in November 2002, as follows: 2005 – Panels Recommendations (PR) 2004 – One SEM below PR 2003 – Two SEM below PR
2005 Flexibility Agreement between TEA and USDE Update information in the Texas AYP Workbook for 2006 and 2007 AYP to incorporate provisions of the TEA/USDE agreement related to calculation of AYP.