Accountability and School Improvement Changes

The Texas Education Agency announced on April 2nd that, "in recognition of the disruption caused by the COVID-19 emergency, TEA is proposing to label all districts and campuses Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster for the 2019 - 2020 School year." They also say that this "rating does not break the chain of consecutive years of unacceptable ratings for purposes of accountability interventions and sanctions." You can read the whole announcement here.

How does this impact sanctions?


According to TEA, "districts and campuses shall continue to implement any previously ordered sanctions and interventions" and that "ordered sanctions and interventions carried out by districts and/or campuses in school year 2019 - 2020 will carry over and continue for school year 2020 - 2021."

Updates on School Improvement


The TEA is delaying pending submissions for required school improvement interventions for the remainder of this school year. Instead they'll be focusing on guidance and resources to allow campuses and districts to reflect and plan for a strong start to the 2020 - 2021 school year. 

Read their full response related to school improvement efforts here.

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TEA's School Improvement FAQ Doc

The Texas Education Agency has created an FAQ doc answering some of the common questions asked to them about School Improvement.

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TEA's Accountability FAQ Doc

The Texas Education Agency has created an FAQ doc answering some of the common questions around the changes to the accountability system in Texas.

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