Texas Education Agency Update

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What’s New in Performance Reporting

A–F Accountability

This week, the Accountability Policy Advisory Committee (APAC) and the Accountability Technical Advisory Committee (ATAC) met to discuss the impact of COVID-19, the accountability system reset, and more. The meeting agenda, presentation slides, attendees, and other resources are posted on the 2021 Accountability Development Materials page.

Meeting summaries will be posted in the coming weeks.

Local Accountability System

The Local Accountability Guide and Frequently Asked Questions provide information about plan requirement and example components. They can both be found on the local accountability webpage.

Districts wishing to learn more about the local accountability system and how to develop a district local accountability plan can participate in an hour-long overview webinar with time for Q & A.

Registration links are available for upcoming webinar dates in May. The webinar schedule through August 2021 is available here.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 1 pm

Friday, May 14, 2021 at 11 am

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 3 pm

Thursday, May 27, 20210 at 10 am

Assessment Scoring and Reporting Update

The 2021 STAAR Grades 3-8 Reporting Student Data File Format and 2021 STAAR End-of-Course Reporting Student Data File Format have been posted here.

Beginning with spring 2021 reporting, districts that want to receive their free set of printed STAAR Report Cards (SRCs) must opt-in on the Additional Reports page by the “Districts opt in for printed report cards” date identified in the Calendar of Events.

Districts can opt in to receive printed STAAR Alternate 2, TELPAS, and TELPAS Alternate report cards through the Assessment Management System. The deadline to opt in for printed STAAR Alternate 2 report cards is May 7, 2021. The deadline to opt in for printed TELPAS report cards and TELPAS Alternate report cards is May 28, 2021. Districts that do not opt in will not receive printed report cards.

Additional reports orders for the April 2021 STAAR administrations should be submitted April 26–May 11, 2021, for end-of-course (EOC) assessments, and May 3–19, 2021, for grades 4 and 7 writing assessments through the STAAR Assessment Management System. For information about standard and additional reports, refer to the 2020–2021 Standard and Additional Reports document. Orders placed after the deadline will be processed twice monthly and may incur additional processing fees.  

For questions or help with accessing and interpreting STAAR results, districts and parents can email [email protected]texas.gov or call (512) 463-9704.

Did You Know?

The proposed 2021 Accountability Manual is now available for public comment! Please keep in mind that because the 2021 Accountability Manual had to be finalized and submitted for rulemaking in February 2021, it does not reflect the approval of TEA’s 2021 Accountability Waiver Request. The final manual will be updated to reflect the granted waiver.

Please submit public comments to [email protected].

Performance Reporting Calendar

April 16–May 17: 2021 Accountability Manual Public Comment Period

April 26–May 7: 2021 Campus Pairing Process in TEAL

Late May: 2020 Annual Graduates CCMR Verifier Release in TEAL

July: Second 2021 CCMR Tracker Release in TEAL