Texas annually rates its public schools and districts on the academic performance of their students. The TEA School Accountability ratings, instituted in 1993, judge the performance of each campus and district by administering a ratings based on STAAR scores. Additionally, ratings are also based on completion rates, dropout rates, attendance rates, and participation rates.
Accountability summaries show accountability ratings, distinction designations, and tables showing the data used to assign the ratings and award distinctions.
Federal Report Cards
The U.S. Department of Education requires each state to publish an annual report card with specific district- and campus-level data.
School Report Cards
The school report card (SRC) combines accountability ratings, data from the Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR), and financial information to give a broad view of campus performance. Available for each campus in Texas, the SRC is intended specifically to inform parents and guardians about a school’s individual characteristics and its academic performance.
Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR)
The Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR) pulls together a wide range of information on the performance of students in each school and district in Texas every year. Performance is shown disaggregated by student groups, including ethnicity and socioeconomic status. The reports also provide extensive information on school and district staff, programs, and student demographics.
For the most current and complete information on accountability in the state of Texas visit the Texas Education Agency (TEA) website at www.tea.state.tx.us.