2008

Accountability Manual

 

Texas Education Agency

Department of Assessment, Accountability, and Data Quality
Division of Performance Reporting

May 2008
(Updated July 2008)

Note: In response to public comments made during the adoption of parts of the manual as Commissioner Rule, changes were made to the manual. See the Letter to Superintendents for detailed information. Chapters with changes are noted below as reposted 7/11/08.

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Overview of System:

Table 7: Requirements for Each Rating Category (352 KB)

Table 8: Overview of 2008 System Components (360 KB)


Manual:

2008 Accountability Manual (7 MB) posted 6/13/07; reposted 7/11/08

Covers (68 KB) posted 7/11/08

Table of Contents pages i - vii (173 KB) posted 7/11/08

Introduction pages 1 - 4 (141 KB) posted 5/30/08

Part 1 - Standard Procedures

Chapter 1 - Overview pages 7 - 10 (248 KB) posted 5/30/08; reposted 7/11/08

Chapter 2 - The Basics: Base Indicators pages 11 - 22 (306 KB) posted 5/16/08; reposted 7/11/08

Chapter 3 - The Basics: Additional Features pages 23 - 32 (298 KB) posted 5/16/08; reposted 7/11/08

Chapter 4 - The Basics: Determining a Rating pages 33 - 44 (1.2 MB) posted 5/16/08; reposted 7/11/08

Chapter 5 - Gold Performance Acknowledgments pages 45 - 62 (353 KB) posted 5/16/08

Chapter 6 - Special Issues and Circumstances pages 63 - 70 (202 KB) posted 5/16/08; reposted 7/11/08

Part 2 - Alternative Education Accountability (AEA) Procedures

Chapter 7 - Overview of AEA pages 73 - 76 (42 KB) posted 5/22/08

Chapter 8 - AEA Registration Criteria and Requirements pages 77 - 80 (45 KB) posted 5/16/08

Chapter 9 - Attribution of AEC Data pages 81 - 82 (19 KB) posted 5/22/08

Chapter 10 - AEA Base Indicators pages 83 - 90 (114 KB) posted 5/16/08; reposted 7/11/08

Chapter 11 - Additional Features of AEA pages 91 - 98 (114 KB) posted 5/16/08; reposted 7/11/08

Chapter 12 - AEA Ratings pages 99 - 110 (174 KB) posted 5/16/08; reposted 7/11/08

Chapter 13 - AEA Gold Performance Acknowledgments pages 111 - 118 (83 KB) posted 5/16/08

Chapter 14 - AEA Glossary and Index pages 119 - 122 (46 KB) posted 5/22/08; reposted 7/11/08

Part 3 - Items Common to Standard and AEA Procedures

Chapter 15 - Appealing the Ratings pages 125 - 132 (195 KB) posted 5/16/08; reposted 7/11/08

Chapter 16 - Responsibilities and Consequences pages 133 - 140 (161 KB) posted 5/16/08; reposted 7/11/08

Chapter 17 - Accountability Standards for 2009 pages 141 - 142 (184 KB) posted 5/16/08; reposted 7/11/08

Chapter 18 - Preview of 2009 and Beyond pages 143 - 152 (332 KB) posted 6/4/08; reposted 7/11/08

Chapter 19 - Calendar pages 153 - 158 (185 KB) posted 5/30/08

Appendices

A. Commissioner of Education Rule pages 161 - 162 (85 KB) posted 6/4/08

B. Texas Education Code pages 163 - 164 (87 KB) posted 6/4/08

C. Comparison of State and Federal Systems pages 165 - 170 (357 KB) posted 6/4/08; reposted 7/11/08

D. Data Sources pages 171 - 186 (658 KB) posted 6/12/08; reposted 7/11/08

E. Texas Growth Index pages 187 - 192 (233 KB) posted 6/11/08

F. Campus Comparison Group pages 193 - 194 (108 KB) posted 6/11/08

G. Contacts pages 195 - 198 (163 KB) posted 6/11/08; reposted 7/11/08

H. Acknowledgments pages 199 - 202 (121 KB) posted 6/11/08

I. Dropout Definition pages 203 - 206 (214 KB) posted 6/11/08


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