• 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 State of Texas Academic Accountability System is changing. Region One ESC is delivering workshops and providing resources to share information that can help educators, parents, and community members gain awareness of the new A-F System. The Region One ESC Division of Instructional, School Improvement, and College Readiness Support helps area districts and charters as they seek answers to questions about the new system and helps them 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. 

    TEA WEBSITES  
    TITLE URL
    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/

    PARENT AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES

    A-F Parent Resource-English ENGLISH

    A-F Parent Resource-Spanish  SPANISH A-F Order Form ORDER FORM

    Region One Education Service Center developed parent and community booklets in English and Spanish to help districts communicate about the new A-F State Academic Accountability System to stakeholders. Samples of the booklets are available online and in print. We will work with districts to customize the booklets. NOTE: Non-Region One ESC customers pay shipping costs. Free delivery in Region One ESC area.

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

    Please contact Dr. Belinda S. Gorena, Administrator of the Office of School Improvement, Accountability, and Compliance at bgorena@esc1.net if you wish to receive additional information.