Federal Accountability Accountability Policy Advisory Committee (APAC) and Accountability Technical Advisory Committee (ATAC) Meeting | March 5, 2012 Texas Education Agency | Office of Assessment and Accountability Division of Performance Reporting
2012 Federal Accountability • Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) evaluations for all public school districts and campuses are required by federal regulation. • In December 2010, Texas requested to carry forward 2011 AYP Status and School Improvement Program (SIP) interventions for districts and campuses for the 2012-13 school year. The U.S. Department of Education (USDE) did not approve the request.
2012 Federal Accountability • The federal accountability advisory group, Title I Committee of Practitioners (COPS), reviewed and approved recommended changes to the 2012 AYP Workbook. • The 2012 Texas AYP Workbook was submitted on February 15, 2012. • The USDE approved the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) to the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) Bridge Study on February 17, 2012.
2012 Federal Accountability • Summary of Federal Requirements • 2012 AYP Performance standards increase in rigor: • 87% in reading/English language arts (ELA), and • 83% in mathematics. • Federal regulations require 2012 AYP graduation rate evaluations of All Students and every student group. • Participation Rate and Attendance Rate standards remain unchanged.
2012 Federal Accountability • Summary of Texas Amendment Requests • Evaluate 2012 AYP and School Improvement Program (SIP) statuses based on: • 2011-12 TAKS results for grade 10, • 2011-12 STAAR results for grades 3-8 at the TAKS proficiency standard, and • 2011-12 STAAR EOC results for grades 8 and below at the TAKS proficiency standard for Algebra I and English I reading. • Maintain the 2011 Graduate Rate Targets for 2012 AYP.
ESEA Reauthorization • The current federal blueprint for the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) proposes that, by 2020, states adopt state-developed standards in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics to build toward college- and career-readiness by the time students graduate from high school and adopt high-quality statewide assessments aligned with these standards. The blueprint is located at:http://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/blueprint/blueprint.pdf • At this time, a timeline for when the ESEA reauthorization will occur is under consideration and not available.
AYP Resources • For more information on AYP, see the 2011 AYP Guide, accessible at http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/ayp • The current Texas AYP Workbook, as of October 12, 2011, is at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index4.aspx?id=2147497077 • FAQs about AYP are available at http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/ayp/faq/faq.html • USDE information is available at www.ed.gov/nclb/ • Contact the Division of Performance Reporting by email at email@example.com or phone at (512) 463-9704.