Accountability

  • A- F Accountability

    Accountability ratings are assigned to every district and campus in the Texas public education system each year. On August 15, 2022, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) released the new accountability results regarding student performance in the 2021-2022 school year. Schertz Cibolo Universal City ISD received an overall score of 87 (B) with no distinctions from the Texas Education Agency (TEA). This is the first time the TEA has released statewide accountability ratings and distinctions since 2019. Ratings are one of many ways to measure performance and to see how well your child’s school is serving children. Schools use their ratings and data to improve the learning  experience in the coming school year and beyond. 

    Parents are encouraged to visit TXschools.gov to view school ratings designed to be useful tools to see how a school or district is doing in different areas.  The report cards spotlight specific strengths, in addition to any challenges, so that we can work to assure the needs of all students are being met.  Parents can search by district or school name and compare the district's or school's performance to others in their area. 

    Overall State Accountability Ratings are calculated on performance in three key areas.

    1. Student Achievement - For high schools and districts, performance on STAAR makes up 40% of the overall Student Achievement grade. College, Career, and Military Readiness makes up 40% and 20% is based on Graduation Rates. Elementary and middle schools Student Achievement grade is solely based on STAAR performance.

    2. School Progress - Measures how students perform on STAAR this year versus last year or how a district/campus compares to similar districts on progress standards.

    3. Closing the Gaps - Measures the % of different groups of students that are performing above targets set by the state in four areas - Grade Level Performance "Meets" on STAAR, Academic Growth/Graduation Rate, English Language Proficiency, Student Achievement in terms of CCMR.

    Distinction Designations are awarded in recognition of outstanding achievement in specific areas. Campus distinctions are based on student performance in the areas listed below in comparison to forty similar campuses. 

    • Academic Achievement in Reading/English Language Arts (campus only)

    • Academic Achievement in Mathematics (campus only) 

    • Academic Achievement in Science (campus only) 

    • Academic Achievement in Social Studies (campus only) 

    • Top 25 Percent: Comparative Academic Growth (campus only) 

    • Top 25 Percent: Comparative Closing the Gaps (campus only) 

    • Postsecondary Readiness (campus and district)

    The new TXSchools.gov website contains interactive accountability rating summaries and detailed reports for each district, campus, and open-enrollment charter school in the state of Texas.

    Federal Report Card

    2020-2021 Federal Report Cards are now available

    The U.S. Department of Education requires each state to publish an annual report card with specific district and campus-level data.  Find the Federal Report Card for any campus or district.

    School Report Card

    The school report card (SRC) combines accountability ratings, data from the Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR), and financial information to give a broad view of campus performance.  Available for each campus in Texas, the SRC is intended to inform parents and guardians about a school's individual characteristics and its academic performance.  Find the School Report Card for any campus through TEA.

    Distinctions

    The last year TEA awarded distinctions to districts was in 2019, Texas schools could earn distinctions in seven areas:  (Distinctions were not awarded in 2020 or 2021 due to the limited data available during Covid-19)

    • Student Progress
    • Closing Performance Gaps
    • English Language Arts/Reading
    • Math
    • Science
    • Social Studies
    • Post-Secondary Readiness

    Distinction Designations can be found on TEA.  

    The Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR)

    The TAPR report contains the current performance on the TAPR indicators for Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD and each campus in the District.  The most recent full report is accessible in PDF format via the links below.  Reports for the prior year are available at TEA Performance Reporting.

    SCUC ISD TAPR
    PEIM Financial Standard Report
    Accreditation Status
    THECB Report
    TAPR Glossary

    Accreditation Status

    The Texas Education Agency awards an accreditation status to each public school district and charter school.  The accreditation status is based on the academic accountability rating and financial ratings from the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas.  A district or charter must be accredited by the state to operate as a public school, and Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD earned full accreditation status.

    The accreditation system also examines performance in other areas such as data reporting, special program effectiveness, and compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements. Under the accreditation system, ratings of Accredited, Accredited-Warned, Accredited-Probation or Not Accredited-Revoked are issued. The status of a district or charter can be listed as pending if an investigation is underway. The TEA website has more information on the TEA Accreditation System.