2023 A-F Accountability ratings for campuses and districts will be delayed
Texas Education Agency (TEA) has announced that the release of the 2023 A-F Accountability ratings for campuses and districts will be delayed approximately one month. Since TEA had been planning to release 2023 A-F Accountability ratings on September 28, 2023, this means that the 2023 A-F Accountability ratings are not likely to be released until the end of October or early November.
Here is a summary of the TEA notification:
As part of the A-F Accountability refresh, TEA published proposed new scaling conversions for certain measures in the system (including CCMR and Academic Growth).
The new scaling conversions for Academic Growth were based on the average level of Academic Growth for the 2018–19 and 2021–22 school years.
Following the final setting of performance standards for STAAR 2.0 in mid-August, TEA has conducted detailed analyses of Academic Growth for the 2018-19, 2021-22 and 2022-23 school years.
Those analyses have resulted in a finding that academic growth in 2021–22 was more anomalous than expected, so setting scaling conversions that are based in part on growth scores in 2021-22 may not be appropriate.
As a result, TEA will be delaying the adoption of the Final Accountability Manual and delaying the issuance of the 2023 A-F Accountability ratings in order to provide time for the Agency to conduct further analyses of the growth data to inform:
Scaling conversions for Domain II-A: Academic Growth
Interim and long-term targets for Academic Growth in Domain III: Closing the Gaps
TEA anticipates that the additional growth analysis will delay the issuance of final rules and ratings by approximately one month.