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Accountability Grading System

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has created an accountability grading system that scores school districts in three domains, which are Student Achievement, School Progress, and Closing the Gaps.  The student achievement score is based on how well our students perform on the STAAR exams. The School Progress domain measures improvement on those STAAR scores from the prior year and against peers in similar schools.  Finally, the Closing the Gap domain compares the performance of students in different demographic groups.  These three domains are heavily reliant on standardized test scores, and these test scores are the only performance measure taken into consideration for elementary and middle school ratings.  





Extraordinary public health and safety circumstances inhibited the ability of the state to accurately measure district and campus performance in 2020-21. Therefore, for 2020-21, all districts and campuses received a rating of Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster overall and in each domain. Distinction designations were not awarded for 2020-21. See TEA’s 2021 Accountability webpage for more information: TEA's 2021 Accountability Webpage

Additional resources on understanding the accountability grading system are available on the TEA website by clicking here.