ACCOUNTABILITY

  • The Texas Education Agency (TEA) evaluates public schools and districts under state accountability requirements. The state provides information about a district’s accreditation status, financial accountability and state accountability ratings and standards.

    Public schools in Texas are accredited at the district level for grades K-12 by the TEA. The Accreditation Status, Standards, and Sanctions section of the Texas Administrative Code (TAC) states how accreditation statuses will be determined and assigned to school districts. Those statuses are defined as Accredited, Accredited-Warned, Accredited-Probation, and Not Accredited-Revoked. The TAC rules also establish accreditation standards and sanctions, including definitions, purpose and oversight appointments. Regional Education Service Centers deliver information and technical assistance to support district efforts related to accountability.

    The Texas Legislature in 1993 enacted statutes that mandated the creation of the Texas public school accountability system to rate school districts and evaluate campuses. The TEA state accountability page has information available about our statewide accountability rating system, the Texas Academic Performance Reports, school report cards, and the 2012-2013 Texas Performance Reporting System. The Office of School Improvement, Accountability, and Compliance at Region One ESC is here to help you learn more about accountability and available resources. 

    Some resources are available at no cost. Other fee-based resources, developed collaboratively by Regional ESCs and constituents, are available through the Region One ESC Center for Excellence in School Turnaround.