The Texas Education Agency is developing a new accountability system based on the STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) tests as well as other indicators. Information is available at the 2013 Accountability Development site.
Note that no state accountability ratings will be assigned in 2012.
Most parents of Texas students are familiar with the state-based Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS) accountability system and reports. In addition to these state reports, school districts are required to post the No Child Left Behind Reports Cards. These reports are based upon federal-level accountability.
Section 1111(h)(2) of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) requires each local education agency(LEA) that receives Title I, Part A funding to disseminate specific LEA and campus-level data. To meet this requirement, state level, district level, and campus specific statistics are provided.
Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)
Under the accountability provisions in the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, all public school campuses, school districts, and the state are evaluated for Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). Districts, campuses, and the state are required to meet AYP criteria on three measures: Reading/Language Arts, Mathematics, and either Graduation Rate (for high schools and districts) or Attendance Rate (for elementary and middle/junior high schools).
If a campus, district, or state that is receiving Title I, Part A funds fails to meet AYP for two consecutive years, that campus, district, or state is subject to certain requirements such as offering supplemental education services, offering school choice, and/or taking corrective actions.