The 85th Texas Legislature passed House Bill (HB) 22, establishing three domains for measuring the academic performance of districts and campuses: Student Achievement, School Progress, and Closing the Gaps. Beginning this year, districts will receive a rating of A, B, C, D, or F for overall performance, as well as for performance in each domain. Campuses will receive A-F ratings beginning in August 2019.
Domain I: Student Achievement evaluates performance across all subjects for all students, on both the general and alternate assessments, College, Career and Military Readiness (CCMR) indicators and graduation rates.
Domain II: School Progress measures district and campus outcomes in two areas: the number of students that grew at least one year academically (or are on track) as measured by STAAR results and the achievement of all students relative to districts or campuses with similar economically disadvantaged percentages.
Domain III: Closing the Gaps uses disaggregated data in four components to demonstrate differentials among racial/ethinic groups, socioeconomic backgrounds and other factors. The indicators included in this domain, as well as the domain construction, align the state accountability system with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
Resources for the A-F accountability system: