ERIC Number: ED460419
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Accountability Manual, 1996: The 1996 Accountability Rating System for Texas Public Schools and School Districts and Blueprint for the 1997-2000 Accountability Systems. Part 1.
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 accreditation status; campus ratings; district and campus recognition for high performance and performance improvement; and campus, district, and state-level reports. The manual, part I, addresses the 1996 rating process, special circumstances, and other information relevant to the system. It also provides a blueprint of the 1997-2000 accountability systems so that schools and districts will have advance notification of future standards. It conveys all information necessary to computer 1996 ratings and acknowledgements. Section 1 outlines the philosophy underlying the system and describes the system components. Accountability criteria and standards are explained in the second section. The three basic indicators include the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TASS) performance in reading, mathematics, and writing; the dropout rate; and the attendance rate. The remaining six sections highlight special issues and exceptions; other elements of the system; how to determine 1996 ratings and ackn owledgements; system safeguards; local responsibilities; a blueprint of the 1997-2000 accountability systems; and additional information. Four tables and a sample pairing form are included. Appendices contain statutory requirements, commissioner of education rules, contact information, and acknowledgements. (LMI)
Descriptors: Accountability, Attendance, Dropout Rate, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Performance, Public Schools, State Standards
Texas Education Agency, Division of Publications Distribution, 1701 N. Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701 (Publication no. GE6-602-02, $1.50). Tel: 512-463-9744. For full text: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/perfreport/account/96/manual/ contents/html.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Office of Policy Planning and Research.
Identifiers - Location: Texas