ERIC Number: ED432812
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Accountability Manual, 1999. The 1999 Accountability Rating System for Texas Public Schools and School Districts and Preview for the 2000-2003 Accountability Systems.
Texas Education Agency, Austin. Office of Policy Planning and Research.
This manual is designed as a technical resource to explain the accountability system used by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to evaluate the performance of public-school districts and campuses. The system integrates district and campus ratings; district and campus recognition for high performance and performance improvement; and campus, district, and state-level reports. The system is based upon student performance, recognition of diversity, system stability, statutory compliance, appropriate consequences, local program flexibility, local responsibility, and the public's right to know. The manual addresses the 1999 rating process, special circumstances, accountability-system components, and other information relevant to the system. It also provides a preview of the 2000-2003 accountability systems so that schools and districts can be notified of future indicators and standards. The manual, which is divided into 14 sections, focuses on 1998 campus comparable improvement, special issues and exceptions, instructions on using the 1999 accountability data tables, the accountability system reports, system safeguards, local responsibilities, accountability system facts, and additional information, such as an overview of the underlying processes of the accountability system and student, group-identification sources. Appendices include statutory requirements, commissioner's rules, and Regional Educational Service Centers to call with questions. Four tables represent accountability-rating standards for 1999, evaluations of 1999 indicator standards, and other information. (RJM)
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Measurement Techniques, Systems Approach
Texas Education Agency, P.O. Box 13817, Austin, TX 78711-3817; Tel: 512-463-9744; Web site: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/perfreport/
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Office of Policy Planning and Research.
Identifiers - Location: Texas