• State Accountability-HB 22 and the A-F Accountability Rating System

    Texas provides annual academic accountability ratings to its public school districts, charters and schools. The accountability rating system is undergoing a change and new information will be available soon to help educators understand what may result from those changes. Region One ESC provides supports through the Division of Instructional, School improvement, and College Readiness Support to help area districts and charters as they address those questions and learn more about House Bill 22 which authorizes the changes. 

    House Bill (HB) 22 (85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2017) establishes three domains of indicators to evaluate the academic performance of districts and campuses: Student Achievement, School Progress, and Closing the Gaps. It requires the commissioner to adopt rules to assign districts a rating of A, B, C, D, or F for overall performance, as well as for performance in each domain, beginning in August 2018. Campuses will receive A–F ratings beginning in August 2019. HB 22 also establishes local accountability systems to allow districts and charter schools to develop plans to locally evaluate their campuses. Once a plan receives approval from the agency, districts and charter schools may use locally developed domains and indicators together with the three state-mandated domains to assign overall A–F ratings for each campus (https://tinyurl.com/a-f-rating). 

    By accessing resources directly from the TEA website, you ensure you have the most recent and accurate information available. 

    A-F Accountability Resources https://tea.texas.gov/A-F/
    2018 Accountability Development Materials https://tea.texas.gov/2018AccountabilityDevelopment/
    Performance Reporting https://tea.texas.gov/perfreport/

    Region One ESC will provide information, resources, and training to assist area districts in their transition to the A-F Accountability System.

    Please contact Dr. Eduardo Cancino, Deputy Director, at ecancino@esc1.net if you wish to receive additional information.