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  1. Federal Accountability AYP Update ACET Conference March 31, 2010 Shannon Housson and Ester Regalado TEA, Performance Reporting Division

  2. AYP Topics Preview of 2010 AYP: Use of Texas Projection Measure (TPM) in AYP Federal Cap Process Texas AYP Workbook Amendments Texas NCLB Report Card Resources

  3. 2010 AYP Preview • 2010 AYP Performance Standards increase to:73% in Reading/English language arts67% in Mathematics • Participation Rate and Attendance Rate indicator standards remain unchanged.

  4. 2010 AYP Preview • Possible changes to the Graduation rate standard. • TPM will continue to be used. • Federal Cap on TAKS-M and TAKS-Alt will include students that meet the standard and those projected or on track to meet the standard based on growth.

  5. 2010 AYP Preview: Assessments * Students in their First Year in U. S. Schools are counted as participants, but excluded from the performance calculation. * Students in their First Year in U. S. Schools are counted as participants, but excluded from the performance calculation.

  6. 2010 AYP Preview: Assessments (cont.) * Students in their First Year in U. S. Schools are counted as participants, but excluded from the performance calculation.

  7. 2010 Preview: Use of Texas Projection Measure (TPM) in AYP • TPM was used for the first time in 2009 AYP evaluations. • TPM allowed 10% (126) of districts to Meet AYP that would have otherwise missed AYP; and 6% (528) of campuses. • TPM will continue to be used in the same manner as in 2009. 7

  8. 2010 Preview: Use of TPM in AYP 2010 Preview: Use of TPM in AYP (cont.) • Three options for meeting the AYP Performance Standard: • AYP Proficiency Rate (without Growth) • Performance Improvement/Safe Harbor (without Growth) • AYP Performance Rate with Growth. • AYP Performance Rate with Growth: (Students who Met the Passing Standard + Students predicted to meet the Standard) Total Number of Students Tested 8

  9. 2010 Preview: Use of TPM in AYP (cont.) Available in Spring 2010 TAKS–Modified (TAKS- M) • TPM projections will be reported for TAKS–M results in school year 2009-2010 for grades 4, 7, and 10. • TAKS-Alternate (TAKS-Alt) • The TAKS-Alt Growth Measure will be reported for all grades and will identify students on track to meet the TAKS-Alt standard. 9

  10. The Federal Cap process will include student results that meet the standard on TAKS-M or TAKS-Alt, are projected to meet the TAKS-M standard based on TPM, are on track to meet the TAKS-Alt standard based on the TAKS-Alt Growth Measure. 2010 Preview: Use of TPM in AYP (cont.) 10

  11. 2010 Preview: AYP Federal Caps The 2010 AYP Federal Cap process will not change, and continues to be effective for districts and campuses. Of those missing 2009 AYP solely due to the 1% and/or 2% caps:52% (113) of districts and 6% (22) of campuses, compared to18% (71) of districts and 1% (12) of campuses in 2008. 11

  12. 2010 Preview: AYP Federal Caps (cont.) Review of the 1% Federal Cap Students are selected randomly from TAKS-Alt results. TAKS-Alt results processed for the cap include: • Meet Standard on TAKS-Alt, • On track to meet the TAKS-Alt standard based on the TAKS-Alt Growth Measure.

  13. 2010 Preview: AYP Federal Caps (cont.) Review of the 1% Federal Cap Exceptions to the 1% cap will be processed prior to the Preliminary AYP Release in August 2010 for: • School districts registered with the TEA Special Education Residential Facilities Tracking System (RF Tracker) for school year 2009-10. • School districts included in the 2009-10 Directory for Services for the Deaf in Texas, Regional Day School Programs for the Deaf (RDSPD).

  14. 2010 Preview: AYP Federal Caps (cont.) Review of the 1% Federal Cap Other Circumstance Exceptions to the 1% Cap were allowable and were submitted as a regular appeal through the online system. The statewide 1% cap limit was sufficient to allow every school districts with an exception to include all TAKS-Alt passing students as proficient for AYP (in effect, remove the 1% cap). 14

  15. 2010 Preview: AYP Federal Caps (cont.) Review of the 2% Federal Cap Step 1) TEA prioritizes campuses by grades served and proportion of students with disabilities enrolled. School districts have the opportunity to review and/or modify the campus rankings. Step 2) Student results are selected in order to maximize the number of campuses that Meet AYP beginning with the campuses assigned the highest priority. 15

  16. 2010 Preview: AYP Federal Caps (cont.) Review of the 2% Federal Cap TAKS-M results processed for the cap include: Meet Standard on TAKS-M, Projected to meet the TAKS-M standard based on TPM (for school year 2009-2010, TPM on TAKS-M is available for grades 4, 7, and 10 only). 16

  17. 2010 Preview: AYP Federal Caps (cont.) • 1% and 2% Federal Caps • Reminder: The federal cap relates to counting students as proficient for AYP purposes only and does not limit the number of students that may take an alternate assessment. • State policies and procedures related to assessment decision-making are detailed in the TEA publication titled Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee Decision-Making Process for the Texas Assessment Program. 17

  18. 2010 Preview: AYP Federal Caps (cont.) A review of the federal cap process will be provided through a district accessible Texas EducationTelecommunications Network (TETN) session on May 20, 2010 from 1pm-3pm (Event # 7362). Contact your school district or ESC for more information. 18

  19. The 2010 Texas AYP Workbook is required to include specific information outlined in the final Title I regulations issued on October 28, 2008 for the following: 2010 AYP: Peer Review of Texas Graduation Rate information only. 2010 AYP: Graduation Rate Goals and Targets required. 2012 AYP: Disaggregated Cohort Graduation Rate Data to determine AYP. Extended-Year Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate allowed for evaluation of AYP when available. 2010 Preview: Texas AYP Workbook

  20. 2010 Preview: Texas AYP Workbook (cont.) Regulations also require: • Disaggregating Graduation Rate Data • √ Report the four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate or a transitional graduation rate reported for school, district, and state levels by student groups prior to school year 2010–11; • √ States report the four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate by the 2010–11 school year; and • Use the cohort graduation rate by student group in 2012 AYP.

  21. On January 15, 2010, TEA submitted a Graduation Rate information template for peer review containing proposed changes in the AYP graduation rate calculations, as required under final regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Education on October 28, 2008. A summary of the Graduation Rate peer review template may be viewed at http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/ayp/grad_sum.pdf On February 15, 2010, TEA submitted requested amendments to the U.S. Department of Education for the 2009-10 AYP evaluation. USDE approval of these submissions is pending. 2010 Preview: Texas AYP Workbook (cont.)

  22. 2010 Preview: Texas AYP Workbook (cont.) Graduation Rate Template Submission: • Texas sets the overall statewide Graduation Rate goal at 90%. • Texas will use both a annual target for the 4-year rate, or annual target for the 5-year rate

  23. 2010 Preview: Texas AYP Workbook (cont.) Graduation Rate Template Submission: • Texas provides three alternatives to meet the Graduation Rate indicator on the 4-year graduate rate: • Absolute standard of 75.0%, or • Improvement standard, similar to safe harbor calculation (10% decline in the difference between the prior year rate and the goal), or • 1.0 percentage point increase in rate.

  24. 2010 Preview: Texas AYP Workbook (cont.) Graduation Rate Template Submission: • Texas provides one additional alternative to meet the Graduation Rate indicator based on the 5-year graduation rate: • Absolute standard of 80.0%.

  25. 2010 Preview: Texas AYP Workbook (cont.) Graduation Rate Template Submission: • Texas provides an alternative to the LEP student group definition for Graduation Rate in AYP; defined as students served by the LEP program during any of their years in Texas public schools.

  26. 2010 Preview: Texas AYP Workbook (cont.) Graduation Rate Template Submission: • Standards for 2011 and beyond are not included in the amendments requests, although the improvement standard would apply to 2011 and beyond. • Proposed amendments to the 2011 Texas AYP Workbook will include a transition plan for new End of Course assessments with annual graduation rate targets submitted as part of the transition plan.

  27. 2010 Preview: Texas AYP Workbook (cont.) Amendments to the 2010 AYP Workbook: Updates to reflect the June 23, 2009 fully approved status of the Texas standards and assessment system; The use of additional growth measures for TAKS-M and TAKS-Alt; Changes to the assignment of students to the limited-English proficient student group for the graduation rate calculations; Removal of hurricane provisions that applied only to 2008-2009 AYP determinations.

  28. Texas No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Report Card The Texas NCLB Report Card (Tx NCLB RC) was released On January 29, 2010 and includes five sections: • Part I – Percent of Students Tested, Student Achievement by Proficiency Level Achievement Trend Data • Part II, a. – Comparison Between Student Achievement/Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) • Part II, b. – Number of Recently Arrived LEP Students Who Are Not Assessed on the State's Reading/ELA Test • Part III – Information on AYP and School Improvement Program (SIP)

  29. Texas NCLB Report Card (cont.) Sections of the Texas NCLB RC, continued: • Part IV, a. – Professional Qualifications of All Public Elementary and Secondary Teachers, As Defined by the State (Teacher Degree) • Part IV b. – Percentage of Public Elementary and Secondary Teachers With Emergency/Provisional Credentials • Part IV c. – Percentage of Classes Not Taught by Highly Qualified Teachers by High Poverty Compared to Low Poverty Campuses • Part V – NAEP-2007 (Based on a Statewide Sample)

  30. Texas NCLB Report Card (cont.) • TEA will continue to provide a confidential unmasked NCLB SRC Part I: Student Achievement Preview Report to school districts via TEASE. See the 2010 AYP Guide for a schedule of the Part I NCLB RC TEASE release. • Appendix E of the 2009 AYP Guide (page 137) describes the relationship between the Part I of the Texas NCLB RC and AYP performance results. There are other differences in the reports that are not provided in the 2009 AYP Guide Appendix.

  31. Texas NCLB Report Card (cont.) Difference between AYP and Texas NCLB RC Part I: Student Achievement: • Part I Tx NCLB RC does not include students that were projected to meet the standard by TPM. • Part I Tx NCLB RC LEP student group does not include Monitored LEP students.

  32. Texas NCLB Report Card (cont.) Difference between AYP and Texas NCLB RC Part I: Student Achievement: • Part I Tx NCLB RC includes all TAKS-M and TAKS-Alt passing results (federal caps are not applied), • Part I Tx NCLB RC includes mobile students (students that are not in the accountability subset), • Part I Tx NCLB RC includes all students reported for each school district, including data reported on any campuses designated as TYC or Texas Juvenile Probation Commission (TJPC) campuses (see page 52 of the 2009 AYP Guide).

  33. Texas NCLB Report Card (cont.) • For more information on the performance results included in the NCLB School Report Card, please contact the Performance Reporting Division at (512) 463-9704. • For more information on the distribution requirements of the NCLB School Report Card, please contact the Division of NCLB Program Coordination at (512) 463-9374.

  34. Resources: TEA Security Environment (TEASE) Accountability Website Each superintendent and charter school executive director may apply for access. They may also designate others in their district (including ESC Region staff) to acquire access. Multi-District User Access is available for certain charter operators and Education Service Center (ESC) staff that have the unique situation of requiring access to multiple school district or charter operator information. Access for Multi-District Users is obtained through the school district superintendent’s authorization on the required access forms. TEASE access forms are available at: http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/webappaccess/AppRef.htm

  35. SIP Resources Currently the School Improvement Program (SIP) status history reports are under construction. See the AYP website for the appropriate year to access the AYP or SIP status labels of prior years. The website will be updated soon. For more information about the School Improvement Program, please contact the School Improvement Unit in the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Program Coordination at (512) 463-9374.

  36. AYP Resources For more information on 2009 AYP, see the 2009 AYP Guide, 2009 AYP Appeals Guidelines, and 2009 AYP Highlights accessible at http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/ayp/2009/. Frequently Asked Questions about AYP are available at http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/ayp/faq/faq.html. U.S. Department of Education information is available at www.ed.gov/nclb/.