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TEA Releases 2019 A-F Accountability Ratings

August 15, 2019

AUSTIN – The Texas Education Agency (TEA) today released its 2019 state accountability ratings for approximately 1,200 school districts and charter schools. Districts and charters once again received A-F ratings, but new this year are A-F ratings for individual schools. Statewide, hundreds of districts and schools improved their overall rating from 2018.

“Performance continues to improve in Texas schools because of the tireless effort of Texas teachers, administrators and staff. I am particularly proud of the educators at the 296 high-poverty schools that achieved an A rating this year,” said Education Commissioner Mike Morath. “With resources on TXschools.gov, educators and parents and empowered as they never have been before to support even greater improvements in the future.”

For a closer look at the new ratings, TEA encourages parents, educators and community members to visit TXschools.gov to view district and school report cards.

TXschools.gov has been enhanced with new several new features allowing visitors to better understand the accountability ratings data. These include ways to analyze trends, compare performance, and correlate results, as well as a new map feature which provides parents the ability to more easily view ratings of nearby schools.

The A-F system has remained consistent with last year’s system. As in 2018, districts, charters, and schools are given an overall rating based on performance in three areas:

 

  • Student Achievement shows how much students know and are able to do at the end of the school year.
  • School Progress shows how students perform over time and how that growth compares to similar schools.
  • Closing the Gaps shows how well different groups of students within a school are performing.

 

A-F accountability uses a variety of indicators such as graduation rates, college, career and military readiness, SAT/ACT scores, and college prep course completion. The majority of a district’s rating is based on indicators other than the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) test. 

District ratings (including charter districts) by category include:

 

RATING

DISTRICT

CHARTER

TOTAL

A

257

44

301

B

622

55

677

C

114

40

154

D

21

22

43

F

6

8

14

Not Rated

2

10

12

TOTAL

1,022

179

1,201