20080611

					TETN Accountability
  Update Session


    June 11, 2008
State Accountability
June 18 Completion/Dropout Release
Preliminary Longitudinal Cohorts for
Planning Purposes
 On May 22, preliminary cohort lists were made available
  to districts via TEASE to help determine which year a
  student is expected to graduate for accountability
  purposes.


 The preliminary cohort lists provided cohort membership
  information and selected demographic information only.


 The final student status will be reported in the final
  completion rate lists that, concurrent with annual dropout
  lists, will be released on Wednesday, June 18.

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Preliminary Longitudinal Cohorts for
Planning Purposes (continued)

 The preliminary cohort lists were provided to districts on a
  pilot basis from the Division of Accountability Research.


 Districts are encouraged to provide comments on the
  usefulness of the lists by contacting the division by e-mail,
  by phone at (512) 475-3523, or by fax at (512) 463-0028.




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Dropout and Completion Release

                       June 18, 2008

 Dropout/Completion information posted to TEASE

    Two products for Dropouts:
      1. Summary Tables (district & campus)
      2. Student Listings of Dropouts (PDF or Excel format)

    Two products for Completion:
      1. Summary Tables (district & campus)
      2. Student Listings of Completion Cohort (PDF or Excel
         format)

    Explanatory Documents (2)
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Annual Dropout Rate (Grades 7-8)
Indicator – Standard Procedures
        Comparison of 2007 and 2008 Standards

                                                         2007      2008

Academically Acceptable                                 =< 1.0%   =< 2.0%

Recognized                                              =< 0.7%   =< 2.0%

Exemplary                                               =< 0.2%   =< 2.0%

Numbers in bold indicate a change from the prior year




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Annual Dropout Rate (Grades 7-8) Indicator
– Standard Procedures (continued)
                Comparison of 2007 and 2008 Criteria
                                                             2007                 2008
                                                        All Students and     All Students and
Student Groups Evaluated
                                                         student groups       student groups
Minimum Size requirement for                           =>5 dropouts and    =>5 dropouts and 10
All Students                                             10 students             students
Minimum Size requirement for                           =>5 dropouts and     =>5 dropouts and
Student groups                                            30/10%/50            30/10%/50
Will Required Improvement be
                                                              No                   Yes
calculated?
Will School Leaver Provision
                                                              Yes                  No
be applied?
Information in bold indicate a change from the prior year
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Completion Rate I (Grade 9-12)
Indicator – Standard Procedures
       Comparison of 2007 and 2008 Standards
                                 2007     2008

Academically Acceptable        =>75.0%   => 75.0%

Recognized                     =>85.0%   => 85.0%

Exemplary                      =>95.0%   => 95.0%




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  Completion Rate I (Grade 9-12) Indicator –
  Standard Procedures (continued)
                Comparison of 2007 and 2008 Criteria
                                                             2007                 2008
                                                        All Students and     All Students and
Student Groups Evaluated
                                                         student groups       student groups
Minimum Size requirement for                           =>5 dropouts and    =>5 dropouts and 10
All Students                                             10 students             students
Minimum Size requirement for                           =>5 dropouts and     =>5 dropouts and
Student groups                                            30/10%/50            30/10%/50
Will Required Improvement be
                                                              Yes                  Yes
calculated?
Will School Leaver Provision
                                                              Yes                  No
be applied?
Information in bold indicate a change from the prior year
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  Annual Dropout Rate (Grades 7-12)
  Indicator – AEA Procedures
             Comparison of 2007 and 2008 Standards
                                                              2007               2008
AEA: Academically Acceptable                                =< 10.0%           =< 10.0%
                                                            5 or more         10 or more
Minimum Size requirement
                                                            dropouts           dropouts
                                                        All Students and
Student Groups Evaluated                                                   All Students only
                                                         student groups
Will Required Improvement be
                                                               No                Yes
calculated?
Will District At-Risk Dropout
                                                               No                Yes
data be used for AECs?
Will School Leaver Provision
                                                              Yes                Yes
be applied?
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Information in bold indicate a change from the prior year
  Completion Rate II Indicator – AEA
  Procedures
             Comparison of 2007 and 2008 Standards
                                                              2007               2008
AEA: Academically Acceptable                                => 75.0%           => 70.0%
                                                            5 or more         10 or more
Minimum Size requirement
                                                            dropouts           dropouts
                                                        All Students and
Student Groups Evaluated                                                   All Students only
                                                         student groups
Will Required Improvement be
                                                              Yes                Yes
calculated?
Will District At-Risk Completion
                                                              Yes                Yes
data be used for AECs?
Will School Leaver Provision
                                                              Yes                 No
be applied?
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Information in bold indicate a change from the prior year
2008 Accountability Manual
Exceptions Provision


                What Has Changed for 2008

 Campuses and districts may now use the provision to
  achieve a Recognized or an Exemplary rating.
 Districts and campuses will be eligible to receive four
  possible exceptions in order to achieve the Academically
  Acceptable rating or four possible exceptions in order to
  achieve the Recognized rating.
 The minimum performance floor values are altered for
  mathematics and science for the Academically Acceptable
  rating.
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 Exceptions Provision (continued)

                 What Remains Unchanged

 The Exceptions Provision will continue to be applied to only
  the 25 TAKS measures (5 subjects multiplied by 5 groups:
  All Students, African American, Hispanic, White, and
  Economically Disadvantaged).
 The Exceptions Provision will not be applicable to either
  Completion Rate I or Annual Dropout Rate indicators.
 The Exception Provision cannot elevate a rating more than
  one rating category.
 An exception cannot be used for the same measure for two
  consecutive years.
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Exceptions Provision (continued)

    Use for Academically Acceptable or Recognized


 The campus or district must meet a minimum performance
  floor to be eligible to use this provision. The floors vary by
  subject and rating category, as shown in the following
  table.




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Exceptions Provision (continued)

                    Minimum Performance Floors

     Academically Acceptable                    Recognized

Mathematics and   No more than 10
    Science       percentage points
                   below standards                     No more than 5
                                      All Subjects    percentage points
                                                       below standard
 Reading/ELA,      No more than 5
  Writing, and    percentage points
 Social Studies    below standards




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Exceptions Provision (continued)

    Use for Academically Acceptable or Recognized


 The ranges for the number of measures evaluated in
  order to earn an exception are changed from the ranges
  used previously, as shown in the following table.




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Exceptions Provision (continued)

              2007                           2008 and Beyond
    Exceptions Provision Table          Exceptions Provision Table
(for Academically Acceptable only)   (for Academically Acceptable or
                                               Recognized)

  Number of           Maximum         Number of          Maximum
 Assessment          Number of       Assessment         Number of
  Measures           Exceptions       Measures          Exceptions
  Evaluated           Allowed         Evaluated          Allowed

    1–5              0 exceptions       1–4             0 exceptions

    6 – 10           1 exception        5–8              1 exception

   11 – 15           2 exceptions      9 – 11           2 exceptions

  16 or more         3 exceptions      12 – 15          3 exceptions

     n/a                 n/a         16 or more         4 exceptions
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Exceptions Provision (continued)

                    Use for Exemplary

 Districts and campuses will be eligible to receive one
  possible exception in order to achieve the Exemplary
  rating.
 A minimum of 10 assessment measures must be
  evaluated in order to be eligible to use the one exception.
 The campus or district must meet a minimum performance
  floor that is 5 points below the Exemplary standard.
  Because the Exemplary standard is 90% for all subjects
  for 2008 and beyond, the floor is 85%.
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Exceptions Provision (continued)


                     2008 and Beyond
                 Exceptions Provision Table
                      (for Exemplary)
    Number of Assessment           Maximum Number of
     Measures Evaluated            Exceptions Allowed
           1–9                         0 exceptions
         10 or more                     1 exception




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Table 34 – Attribution of Test Results

                  Appendix D – Table 34


 Table 34 in Appendix D of the 2008 Accountability Manual
  is a new table designed to help districts determine
  whether a student taking a specific test at a particular
  grade level will be included in the assessment results
  used for state accountability.




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Key Dates for 2008 Accountability
Preview Data Table Release

                       July 17, 2008

 Preview data tables released to districts (and ESCs with
  access) through TEASE. (Data on TEASE is confidential.
  TEASE data are not masked).
 Districts may submit appeals after review of preview data
  tables. No appeals will be resolved prior to August 1,
  2008. The appeals deadline is August 15, 2008.




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August 1 Events

                        August 1, 2008

 Lists of 2008 Accountability ratings for districts and
  campuses within respective ESC regions are transmitted
  to each ESC director (tentatively planned to be sent as
  PDF via email).
 On July 31, districts can access their list of district and
  campus ratings on the TEASE Accountability site.
 District and campus ratings are posted to the public
  website in the afternoon (exact time T.B.D.)
 2006-07 annual dropout and 2007 completion information
  is also officially released to the public. See Accountability
  Research site at:
  http://www.tea.state.tx.us/research/index.html                24
Review of Appeals Process and Dates

 See Appeals Chapter in Manual (Chapter 15, p. 125).
      Particularly note:
         Appeals calendar (p. 125)
         Situations unfavorable for appeal (p. 126)
         Special circumstance appeals (p. 129)
         How to submit an appeal (p. 129)




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Review of Appeals Process and Dates
(continued)

  August 15, 2008 is appeals deadline (postmarked).

  Ratings changed due to granted appeals published in
   late October.




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Remaining Calendar Items

 Appeals Panel meets - late September/early October

 Final ratings Release – late October

 Gold Performance Acknowledgments issued – late
  October
 2007/08 AEIS Reports issued (TEASE) – early
  November
 2008/09 TAT list notification – November 6, 2008

 2007/08 AEIS Reports issued (Public) – late November

 2009/10 PEG list notification – mid-December

 2007/08 School Report Cards – mid-December             27
Federal Accountability
Today’s Topics

 USDE Approval of 2008 AYP Workbook Amendments

 Frequently Asked Questions about the Federal Caps

 Update on the 2008 AYP Guide

 Key Dates for 2008 AYP




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USDE Approval of 2008 AYP
Workbook Amendments
     Texas AYP Workbook Amendments Approved:
 Removed the provisions based on the expired agreement
  of the November 30, 2005, US Department of Education
  Agreement on Inclusion of Certain Students with
  Disabilities in the Texas AYP calculation.
 New alternate assessments in spring 2008 include (1)
  TAKS-Alternate, and (2) TAKS-Modified.
 Use of TAKS-Modified assessment test results in AYP
  calculations and modified timeline for 2008 AYP results.
 Resubmission of an 2006 Workbook amendment to the
  AYP Performance Safe Harbor calculation.

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USDE Approval of 2008 AYP Workbook
Amendments (continued)

Resubmission of 2006 Amendment on Performance
                   Safe Harbor

 Current AYP Performance Safe Harbor calculation for
  Reading/ELA and Mathematics:

  either        (1) Standard Met, or
                (2) Performance Safe Harbor

 Current Performance Safe Harbor calculation:
          Performance Improvement: 10% decrease in percent
           not passing, and
          Improvement on the Other Indicator.
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USDE Approval of 2008 AYP
Workbook Amendments (continued)

             Proposed Amendment Approved:
 If a district, charter, or campus meets the absolute
  standard on the other measure for the specific student
  groups that meet minimum size criteria (in addition to all
  students), they do not have to show improvement on
  the other measure as a condition of safe harbor.


  Proposed AYP Performance Safe Harbor calculation:
      Performance Improvement: 10% decrease in percent
       not passing, and
      Other Measure requirement:
         Meet the standard on the Other Indicator or

         Improvement on Other Indicator
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AYP Frequently Asked Questions about
the Federal Caps

     General Questions

     Campus Rankings

     Student Selection Process

     Exceptions to the 1% Cap




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2008 AYP Guide Update

    A portion of the Guide will be posted in Late June.




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Key Dates for 2008 AYP

                   Oct., 2007 - June, 2008
   Exception to the 1% Federal Cap via RF Tracker -
    Districts with residential treatment facilities (RF) and
    group foster homes apply for an exception to the federal
    cap by registering with the Division of Program Monitoring
    and Interventions’ RF Tracker Texas Education Agency
    Secure Environment (TEASE) application.


                      February 15, 2008
   TEA Requests for Amendments - TEA submits requests
    for amendments to the Texas Consolidated State
    Application Accountability Workbook (Texas AYP           35

    Workbook).
Key Dates for 2008 AYP (continued)
                         May 19, 2008
    AYP Calculations Approved - USDE approves
     amendments to the Texas AYP Workbook related to the
     2008 AYP calculations.

                         May 27, 2008
    Campus Priority List for the 2% Federal Cap available
     online - Texas Education Agency Secure Environment
     (TEASE) Accountability web application available for
     school districts to view and/or modify their 2008 Campus
     Priority List for the 2% Federal Cap.

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Key Dates for 2008 AYP (continued)
                        June-July, 2008
    AYP Guide Released

                         July 10, 2008
    Deadline for Campus Priority List for the 2% Federal Cap
     - Changes to the Campus Priority List for the 2% Federal
     Cap must be submitted by July 10, 2008. School districts
     that have not provided campus ranking changes by 5:00
     p.m. on July 10 agree to accept the TEA Default Campus
     Ranking for 2008 AYP.



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Key Dates for 2008 AYP (continued)
                          August, 2008
    Districts Retain SIP Status from 2007-08 - Texas school
     districts retain all SIP evaluations from the prior year
     (based on 2007 AYP results) and continue
     implementation of SIP requirements.


                       Mid-August, 2008
    TAKS-M Standard setting process for AYP grades and
     subjects completed



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Key Dates for 2008 AYP (continued)
                        October 2, 2008
    Release of 2008 Preliminary Data Tables to Campuses
     and Districts - TEA provides 2008 AYP preliminary data
     tables to school districts on TEASE for Title I and non-
     Title I districts and campuses, alternative education
     campuses, and open-enrollment charter schools.
    Appeals Begin - Student-level data for submission of
     appeals are available to districts electronically. Appeal
     letters for district and campus AYP results are accepted.
    Open Other Circumstance Exceptions Application -
     Districts may submit applications for Other Circumstance
     Exceptions online via TEASE.
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Key Dates for 2008 AYP (continued)
                         October 8, 2008
    Public Release of 2008 Preliminary Data Tables - TEA
     releases preliminary 2008 AYP masked data tables,
     including preliminary AYP status, electronically on public
     website.


                        October 17, 2008
    Appeals Deadline - Appeals of district and campus
     preliminary 2008 AYP Status must be submitted in writing
     under the signature of the superintendent by Friday,
     October 17, 2008.
    Exceptions Deadline - Online application process for
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     submission of Other Circumstance Exceptions closes.
Key Dates for 2008 AYP (continued)
                      Mid-December, 2008
    Final 2008 AYP Status - TEA releases final 2008 AYP
     masked data tables with final AYP Status electronically on
     public website.




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TETN Accountability Update Sessions
2008 Dates and Tentative Agenda Topics


 August 14           2008 State Accountability Results

 November 13         2008 State Accountability Ratings Update
                      2008 AYP Results
                      Gold Performance Acknowledgments
                      AEIS Reports
                      School Report Cards
                      PEG List


              The above dates are for 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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TETN Accountability Update Sessions
2009 Tentative Dates and Agenda Topics


 February 19          Update on Accountability Development

 April 23             Accountability Decisions for 2009 and Beyond

 June 18              Accountability Manuals – State and AYP

 August 20            Accountability Results for 2009

 November 19          Accountability Ratings Update
                       Gold Performance Acknowledgments
                       AEIS Reports
                       School Report Cards
                       PEG List
  The above dates are for 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.                      43
Accountability Resources

   Email the Division of Performance Reporting at
    performance.reporting@tea.state.tx.us.

   Phone the Division of Performance Reporting at (512) 463-9704.

   ESC Accountability Contacts.

    Online:
        ACCT: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/perfreport/account/

       AEA: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/aea/

       AYP: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/ayp/



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