ERIC Number: ED460420
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-May
Reference Count: N/A
Accountability Manual, 1996: The 1996-2000 Accountability Rating System for Texas Public Schools and School Districts. Part 2: Comparable Improvement.
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 2, provides information on Comparable Improvement (CI), a statutorily required measure. Information in part 2 has no effect on how the 1996 accountability ratings are determined. The manual provides details on the calculation of CI, the information reported in the measure, and its future application in determining accountability ratings. Following the introduction, the second section explains campus CI comparison groups. Each campus has a unique comparison group of 40 other campuses that closely match the target school on a number of characteristics. The next two sections describe the student measures used in CI and special circumstances. Sections 5 through 7 explain how to use the 1996, 1997, and 1998-2000 CI's. Four tables are included. The appendix describes how to access CI on the Internet. (LMI)
Descriptors: Accountability, Attendance, Dropout Rate, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Internet, Performance, Public Schools, State Standards
Texas Education Agency, 1701 N. Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701-1494 (publication no. GE6-602-02, $1). Tel: 512-463-9744. For full text: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/perfreport/account/96/ci/contents html.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Office of Policy Planning and Research.
Identifiers - Location: Texas