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.