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Glossary for the
Academic Excellence Indicator System
2003-04

A printer-friendly version of the Glossary is available as a PDF download.

A translation in Spanish, the Glosario is also available.

Accountability Rating: This refers to the district and campus ratings assigned by the 2004 accountability system. The 2003-04 AEIS reports are the first to show results from the new accountability system. Districts and campuses are evaluated on performance on the TAKS, SDAA, completion rate and the annual dropout rate. The four levels of ratings are:

  • Exemplary;
  • Recognized;
  • Academically Acceptable; and
  • Academically Unacceptable.

Other rating labels:

Not Rated: Alternative Education - For 2004, campuses that applied for and were identified as eligible to be evaluated under alternative education procedures received a rating of Not Rated: Alternative Education. In 2005, procedures will be in place for evaluating these schools.

Not Rated: Other - This label is used for campuses that have no students enrolled in grades higher than kindergarten; are new and would otherwise be rated Academically Unacceptable; have insufficient data to rate due to no TAKS results in the accountability subset; or are a designated Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program (JJAEP) or a designated Disciplinary Alternative Education Program (DAEP).

For a more detailed explanation of the accountability system, see the 2004 Accountability Manual available at www.tea.state.tx.us/perfreport/account/2004/manual/.

Accountability Subset: This refers to the group of students whose performance on the TAKS and SDAA is used in determining a school's and district's accountability rating. In the past, the accountability subset only applied to district-to-district mobility. Beginning with 2004, the definition was expanded. Students who moved from campus to campus within a district have also been excluded from the campus's TAKS and SDAA results. No campus was held accountable for students who moved between campuses after the PEIMS as-of date (last Friday in October) and before their last test, even if they stayed within the same district. Specifically, the subsets have been calculated as follows:

Campus-level accountability subset: If a student was in one campus on October 31, 2003 but then moved to another campus before the last TAKS or SDAA test, that student's performance was taken out of the accountability subset for both campuses, whether the campuses are in the same district or different districts. Campuses are held accountable only for those students reported to be enrolled in the campus in the fall and tested in the same campus in the second semester.

District-level accountability subset: If a student was in one district on October 31, 2003 but then moved to another district before the last TAKS or SDAA test, that student's performance was taken out of the accountability subset for both districts. However, if the student moved from campus to campus within the district, his or her performance was included in that district's results, even though it does not count for either campus. This means that district performance results do not match the sum of the campus performance results.

TAKS/SDAA Participation, included in the AEIS report, shows what percent of a district's or school's test takers made up the Accountability Subset. For additional information on accountability subsets, see Section I of the 2004 Accountability Manual. Also see Mobile Subset, TAKS/SDAA Participation, and Appendix E.

Actual Expenditure Exclusions (2002-03) (District Profile only): These expenditure amounts are omitted from the other financial information presented in order to provide a more equalized financial picture. Financial codes are shown in parentheses following each item.

  • Tuition Transfers for Grades/Services Not Offered is the amount reported for the cost of obtaining instructional services from another district for grade levels not served or services not offered (objects 6222 and 6229 and functions 92-99). This category also includes payments to other school districts under the Public Education Grant Program (function 94).
  • Wealth Equalization Transfer is the expenditure amount reported by districts for the cost of reducing their property wealth to the required equalized wealth level (function 91). Payments to Charter Schools (function 96) are also included in this category.
  • Capital Projects Funds account for financial resources to be used for the acquisition or construction of major capital facilities-other than those financed by Proprietary Funds and Trust Funds (funds 601 and 699 in the object 6000 series).
  • Shared Services Arrangements Funds (SSA) is the amount reported for payments from a fiscal agent to a member district for services provided (object 6493 and funds 290-379 or 430-459 in the object 6000 series).
  • Adult Education Program is the amount reported to assist adults in the completion of a secondary school education or with qualifying for the high school equivalency (GED) credential (funds 213, 220, 223, 231, 245, 381, 382 in the object 6000 series).
  • Tax Increment Fund is the expenditure amount reported for purposes of providing financial resources. These resources are defined in Chapter 311 of the Tax Code (function 97).

Note that as of 2004 this item is reported as actual expenditure, not budgeted. Accordingly, the information is from the prior year (2002-03). See also Appendix B. (Source: PEIMS, March 2004)

Actual Instructional Operating Expenditures by Program (2002-03): These are instructional operating expenditures categorized by the individual program for which they were reported: Bilingual/ESL Education (Bilingual and Special Language Programs); Career and Technology Education; Compensatory Education (Accelerated and Title I Part A); Gifted and Talented Education; Regular Education (Basic Educational Services); Special Education (Services to Students with Disabilities); and Other (Alternative Education, Disciplinary Alternative Education, Athletics and Related Activities, and Undistributed). Percentages are expressed per total instructional operating expenditures. Instructional operating expenditures include those activities that deal directly with the instruction of pupils (functions 11 and 95). Instructional Leadership expenditures (function 21) are not included.

Note that as of 2004 this item is reported as actual expenditures, not budgeted. Accordingly, the information is from the prior year (2002-03). See also Appendix B. (Source: PEIMS, March 2004)

Actual Revenue Exclusions (2002-03) (District Profile only): These revenue amounts are omitted from the other financial information presented in order to provide a more equalized financial picture. Financial codes are shown in parentheses following each item.

  • Wealth Equalization Transfer is the expenditures reported by districts for reducing their property wealth to the required equalized wealth level (function 91). Payments to Charter Schools (function 96) are also included in this category.
  • Capital Projects Funds come from several different sources, including general obligation bonds, grants from the state and federal government and appropriations from the general or special revenue funds (funds 601 and 699 in the object 5000 series).
  • Shared Services Arrangements (SSA) Funds is the amount received by fiscal agents from member districts for services provided (objects 5722, 5841, and 5951 also funds 290-379 or 430-459 in the object 5000 series).
  • Adult Education Program revenues are for assisting adults in the completion of a secondary school education or with qualifying for the high school equivalency (GED) credential (funds 213, 220, 223, 231, 245, 381, and 382 in the object 5000 series).
  • Tax Increment Fund is the revenue amount reported for purposes of providing financial resources. These resources are defined in Chapter 311 of the Tax Code (function 97).

Note that as of 2004 this item is reported as actual revenue, not budgeted. Accordingly, the information is from the prior year (2002-03). See also Appendix B. (Source: PEIMS, March 2004)

Adopted Tax Rate (calendar year 2003) (District Profile only): This is the locally adopted tax rate set for the 2003 calendar year. The total adopted rate is composed of a maintenance and operation rate (M&O) and a debt service rate (sometimes referred to as the Interest and Sinking fund rate). Rates are expressed per $100 of taxable value. Taxes based on this rate were to be paid by taxpayers in early 2004. The state value shown for the adopted tax rates is the simple average of all the district rates. (Source: Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, July 2004)

Advanced Courses: This indicator is based on a count of students who complete and receive credit for at least one advanced course in grades 9-12. Advanced courses include dual enrollment courses. Dual enrollment courses are those for which a student gets both high school and college credit. Deciding who gets credit for which college course is described in Texas Administrative Code §74.25:

To be eligible to enroll and be awarded credit toward state graduation requirements, a student must have the approval of the high school principal or other school official designated by the school district. The course for which credit is awarded must provide advanced academic instruction beyond, or in greater depth than, the essential knowledge and skills for the equivalent high school course.

Appendix C lists all courses identified as advanced, with the exception of courses designated only as dual enrollment. Dual enrollment courses are not shown, as the courses vary from campus to campus and could potentially include a large proportion of all high school courses.

Course completion information is reported by districts through the Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) after the close of the school year. The values, expressed as a percent, are calculated as follows:

number of students in grades 9-12 who received credit for at least one advanced course in 2002-03
divided by
number of students in grades 9-12 who received credit for at least one course in 2002-03

Schools and districts may qualify for Gold Performance Acknowledgment for advanced course completion. For a more detailed explanation of Gold Performance Acknowledgment, see the 2004 Accountability Manual.

Special education students are included in the results shown for the campus or district and the individual student groups. For purposes of comparison, advanced course completion rates are also shown for the prior year (2001-02). See also Appendix C: List of Advanced Courses. (Source: PEIMS, June 2003, June 2002)

Advanced Placement Examinations: See AP/IB Results.

Annual Dropout Rate (Gr 7-8): The annual dropout rate measure has changed significantly for this year's AEIS report. The rate shown includes only grades 7 and 8. This is the rate that is used in the new accountability system - the count of official dropouts summed across grades 7 and 8 divided by the number of students summed across grades 7 and 8. It is calculated as follows:

number of students in grades 7 and 8 who dropped out at any time during the school year
divided by
number of students in grades 7 and 8 who were in attendance at any time during the school year

Annual dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 are shown for 2002-03 and 2001-02.

Although not provided in the AEIS report, grade 7-12 annual dropout rates continue to be calculated by the agency and are provided in the Secondary School Completion and Dropouts in Texas Public Schools reports, available at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/research/.

Note that a cumulative count of students is used in the denominator as well as the numerator. This method for calculating the dropout rate neutralizes the effects of mobility by including in the denominator every student who enrolled at the school throughout the school year. If the student dropped out, the student was counted as a dropout for the district last attended (as well as for the campus where the student was enrolled in that district). See also Dropout and Leaver Record. (Source: PEIMS, Oct. 2003, June 2003, Oct. 2002, and June 2002)

AP/IB Results: These refer to the results of the College Board's Advanced Placement (AP) examinations and the International Baccalaureate Organization's International Baccalaureate (IB) examinations taken by Texas public school students in a given school year. High school students may take these examinations, ideally upon completion of AP or IB courses, and may receive advanced placement or credit, or both, upon entering college. Generally, colleges will award credit or advanced placement for scores of 3, 4, or 5 on AP examinations and scores of 4, 5, 6, or 7 on IB examinations. Requirements vary by college and by subject tested.

Three values are calculated for this indicator:

(1) Tested. This shows the percent of students in grades 11 and 12 taking at least one AP or IB examination:

number of 11th and 12th grade students taking at least one AP or IB examination
divided by
number of non-special education 11th and 12th grade students

(2) Examinees >= Criterion. The percent of examinees with at least one AP or IB score at or above the criterion score (3 on AP or 4 on IB):

number of grade 11 and 12 AP or IB examinees who scored at or above criterion
divided by
number of grade 11 and 12 AP or IB examinees

(3) Scores >= Criterion. This shows the percent of scores at or above the criterion score (3 on AP or 4 on IB):

number of grade 11 and 12 AP & IB examination scores at or above criterion
divided by
number of grade 11 and 12 AP & IB examination scores

The denominator of equation (1) does not include 11th and 12th grade students served in special education; however, all students who took at least one AP or IB examination are included in the numerator. The performance of special education students is included in both the numerator and denominator of the other equations.

Schools and districts may qualify for Gold Performance Acknowledgment for participation and performance on AP/IB results. For a more detailed explanation of Gold Performance Acknowledgment, see the 2004 Accountability Manual.

(Sources: The College Board, Nov. 2003, Aug. 2002; The International Baccalaureate Organization, Aug. 2003, Aug. 2002; and PEIMS, Oct. 2003, Oct. 2002)

ARD: This refers to the Admission, Review, and Dismissal committee that determines the individual education plan for every student in special education. See also Special Education and TAKS/SDAA Participation.

Attendance Rate: Attendance rates reported in AEIS are based on student attendance for the entire school year. Attendance is calculated as follows:

total number of days students were present in 2002-03
divided by
total number of days students were in membership in 2002-03

Schools and districts may qualify for Gold Performance Acknowledgment based on their attendance rate. For a more detailed explanation of Gold Performance Acknowledgment, see the 2004 Accountability Manual.

Attendance rates are shown for 2001-02 and 2002-03. Only students in grades 1-12 are included in the calculations. (Source: PEIMS, June 2003, June 2002)

Auxiliary Staff (District Profile only): This shows the Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) count of staff reported without a role but with a PEIMS employment and payroll record. Counts of auxiliary staff are expressed as a percent of total staff. For auxiliary staff, the FTE is simply the value of the percent of day worked. (Source: PEIMS, Oct. 2003)

Average Actual Salaries (regular duties only): For each professional staff type, the total salary is divided by the total FTE count of staff who receive that salary. The total actual salary amount is pay for regular duties only and does not include supplemental payments for coaching, band and orchestra assignments, and club sponsorships. (Source: PEIMS, Oct. 2003)

Average Teacher Salary by Years of Experience (regular duties only): Total pay for teachers within each experience group is divided by the total teacher FTE for the group. The total actual salary amount is pay for regular duties only and does not include supplements. (Source: PEIMS, Oct. 2003)

Average Years Experience of Teachers: Weighted averages are obtained by multiplying each teacher's FTE count by years of experience. These amounts are summed for all teachers and divided by the total teacher FTE count, resulting in the averages shown. This measure refers to the total number of (completed) years of professional experience for the individual in any district. (Source: PEIMS, Oct. 2003)

Average Years Experience of Teachers with District: Weighted averages are obtained by multiplying each teacher's FTE count by years of experience. These amounts are summed for all teachers and divided by the total teacher FTE count, resulting in the averages shown. This measure refers to tenure, i.e., the number of years employed in the reporting district, whether or not there has been any interruption in service.

Campus Group: Each school (also referred to as campus) has a unique comparison group of 40 other public schools (from anywhere in the state), that closely matches that school on six characteristics. Note that only schools that received a rating of Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable, or Academically Unacceptable on September 30, 2004 are included in comparison groups.

The demographic characteristics used to construct the campus comparison groups include those defined in statute as well as others found to be statistically related to performance. They are:

  • the percent of African American students enrolled for 2003-04;
  • the percent of Hispanic students enrolled for 2003-04;
  • the percent of White students enrolled for 2003-04;
  • the percent of economically disadvantaged students enrolled for 2003-04;
  • the percent of limited English proficient (LEP) students enrolled for 2003-04; and
  • the percent of mobile students as determined from 2002-03 cumulative attendance.

All schools are first grouped by type (elementary, middle, secondary, or multi-level). Then the group is determined on the basis of the most predominant features at the target school. In the attached example (Appendix D ), the target school (Sample H S) has 7.6% African American, 36.8% Hispanic, 53.9% White, 28.2% economically disadvantaged, 10.7% limited English proficient, and 23.7% mobile students. Of these features, the most predominant (i.e., the largest) is the percent of White students, followed by the percent of Hispanic students, the percent of economically disadvantaged students, the percent of mobile students, the percent of limited English proficient students, and finally, the percent of African American students. The following steps illustrate the group identification process:

Step 1: 100 secondary campuses having percentages closest to 53.9% White students are identified;

Step 2: 10 schools from the initial group of 100 are eliminated on the basis of being most distant from the value of 36.8% Hispanic;

Step 3: 10 of the remaining 90 schools that are most distant from 28.2% economically disadvantaged students are eliminated;

Step 4: 10 of the remaining 80 schools that are most distant from 23.7% mobile students are eliminated;

Step 5: 10 of the remaining 70 schools that are most distant from 10.7% limited English proficient students are eliminated;

Step 6: 10 of the remaining 60 schools that are most distant from 7.6% African American students are eliminated; and

Step 7: 10 of the remaining 50 schools that are most distant from 7.6% African American and/or 28.2% economically disadvantaged students are eliminated. (This last reduction step is based on the least predominant characteristics among the four student groups evaluated in the accountability system: African American, Hispanic, White, and economically disadvantaged.)

The final group size is 40 schools. This methodology creates a unique comparison group for every campus. Please note the following:

  • With this methodology, the number of times a school appears as a member of other groups will vary.
  • In cases where the campus has a missing mobility value, the district's average mobility is used as a proxy. This will happen for schools in their first year of operation.
  • Districts are not grouped.

In the performance section of a campus AEIS report, the value given in the Campus Group column is the median of the values from the 40-school group for that campus. (The median is defined as that point in the distribution of values, above and below which one-half of the values fall.) In the profile section of the report, the value given in the Campus Group column is the mean, or average value. If a report contains question marks (?) in the Campus Group column, this means there were too few schools in the comparison group (specifically, fewer than 25 schools) to have confidence in the median values. Such small numbers are considered too unstable to provide an adequate comparison group value.

Campus #: The campus number is the unique 9 digit identifying number assigned to every Texas public school. It consists of the county number (assigned alphabetically from 001 to 254), followed by the district number (9-- is used primarily for regular districts, 8-- for charter operators), and ending with the campus number (generally 00- for high schools, 04- for middle schools, and 1-- for elementary schools).

Class Size Averages by Grade and Subject: These values show the average class size for elementary classes (by grade) and for secondary classes (by subject) for selected subjects. Districts do not report actual class size averages. The class size averages are computed by the TEA based on the teacher role and class schedule information reported in the PEIMS 090 record by the district each fall. The following principles are used in deriving the average class sizes:

1) classes identified as serving regular, compensatory/remedial, gifted and talented, career and technology, and honors students are included in calculation;

2) subject areas other than self-contained, English language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, foreign language, computer science, business education, and vocational are not included in the calculation;

3) classes where the number of students served is reported to be zero are not included in the calculation;

4) service codes with the "SR" prefix are not included in the calculation;

5) teacher roles other than special duty teacher, teacher, and substitute teacher are not included in the calculation;

6) class setting other than "regular class" is not included in the calculation;

7) missing partial FTE counts are not included in the calculation;

8) if a teacher teaches more than one class at the same time, the records are combined into a single class; and

9) elementary classes where the number of students exceeds 100 are excluded from the calculation.

The methodology differs depending on whether the class is elementary or secondary due to differences in reporting practices for these two types of teacher schedules. For secondary classes, each unique combination of teacher and class time is counted as a class. Averages are determined by summing the number of students served (in a given subject at the campus) and dividing by the calculated count of classes.

For elementary classes, the number of records reported for each grade is considered. For example, a teacher teaching a variety of subjects to the same group of fourth graders all day should have only one record indicating the total number of fourth grade students served. However, an elementary teacher who teaches a single subject to five different sections of fourth graders each day will have five separate records reported, each with a unique count of students served. Average class sizes are calculated by summing all the students served (in a given grade at the campus) and dividing by the sum of the teacher FTE counts for those records. So, for example, a full-time mathematics teacher with five sections of fourth graders, with 20 different students in each, would have an average of 100/5 or 20 students.

College Admissions Tests: See SAT/ACT Results.

College Readiness - Texas Success Initiative: The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) is a program designed to improve student success in college. It began in 2003, after the 77th Legislature replaced the Texas Academic Skills Program (TASP) with the TSI.

The TSI requires students to be assessed in reading, writing and mathematics skills prior to enrolling in college, and to be advised based on the results of that assessment. A difference between the TASP and the TSI is that with the TSI each institution determines what to do with students who don't pass one or more parts of the test. That is, institutions have the flexibility to determine the best path for individual students to take to become college ready and to demonstrate that they are indeed ready for college-level courses. Also, colleges and universities have the choice of using a number of examinations to determine if a student is college ready.

Students may be exempted from taking a test for the Texas Success Initiative if they have a high enough score on their exit-level TAKS tests for mathematics and English language arts, as set by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). The qualifying scores are scale scores of 2200 on their TAKS mathematics and English language arts with a 3 on the writing component. This indicator shows the percent of students who achieved this level or proficiency by subject (English language arts and mathematics) for 2004.

Commended Performance: See TAKS Commended Performance.

Completion Rate: This indicator shows the status of a group (cohort) of students after four years in high school. The cohort consists of students who first attended ninth grade in 1999-2000. They are followed through their expected graduation as the class of 2003. Any student who transferred into the 1999-2000 cohort is added to it, and any student who transfers out of the 1999-2000 cohort is subtracted from it.

  • A student who transfers into the cohort is one who, for example, moves into the cohort from another high school in Texas or from out of state.
  • A student who transfers out of the cohort is one who, for example, moves to another high school in Texas; note that these students are then transferred into the cohort of the receiving high school and district. There are also students who move out of the state or out of the country, or students who transfer to private schools or who are home-schooled. These types of transfers cannot be tracked and are taken out of the cohort.
  • Students do not change cohorts even if they repeat a grade or skip a grade. If they begin with the 1999-2000 ninth grade cohort, they remain with that cohort. This means, for example, that a student who started the ninth grade in 1999-2000, but takes 6 years to graduate (i.e. in May 2005) is still part of the 1999-2000 cohort; they are not switched to the 2001-02 cohort.
  • Special Education students who graduate with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) are included as graduates.
  • Students who met their high school graduation requirements but failed all or part of the exit-level TAKS test are taken out of the completion rate calculation; they are not in the denominator or the numerator.

This indicator is computed and reported for districts as well as for high schools that have had continuous enrollment in grades 9-12 since at least the 1999-2000 school year. Campuses that only serve some of these grades and campuses that have been in existence for fewer than five years have their district's rate substituted.

The four possible student outcomes are:

(1) Percent Graduated: Based on the 1999-2000 cohort, this shows the percent who received their high school diploma on time or earlier - by the end of the 2002-03 school year. It is calculated as follows:

number of students from the cohort who received a high school diploma by the end of 2002-03
divided by
number of students in the 1999-2000 cohort*

(2) Percent Received GED: Based on the 1999-2000 cohort, this shows the percentage who received a General Educational Development certificate before March 1, 2003. It is calculated as follows:

number of students from the cohort who received a GED
divided by
number of students in the 1999-2000 cohort*

(3) Percent Continued High School: Based on the 1999-2000 cohort, this shows the percentage still enrolled as students in the fall of the 2003-04 school year. It is calculated as follows:

number of students from the cohort who were enrolled for the 2003-04 school year
divided by
number of students in the 1999-2000 cohort*

(4) Percent Dropped Out: Based on the 1999-2000 cohort, this shows the percentage who dropped out and did not return by the fall of the 2003-04 school year. It is calculated as follows:

number of students from the cohort who dropped out before the fall of the 2003-04 school year
divided by
number of students in the 1999-2000 cohort*

These four outcomes sum to 100% (percentages may not equal 100% due to rounding).

For the 2003-04 AEIS reports, the Completion Rate is shown three different ways:

(1) Completion/Student Status Rate. This shows all of the above measures separately. The prior rate (class of 2002) is also shown.

(2) Completion Rate II (w/GED). This indicator sums together the first three of the above outcomes: the percent of students in the 1999-2000 cohort who received their high school diplomas by the end of the 2002-03 school year, those who received GEDs, and those who were still enrolled as high school students for the 2003-04 school year. The rate is calculated as follows:

number of students from the cohort who received a high school diploma by the end of 2002-03,
received GEDs or were enrolled for the 2003-04 school year
divided by
number of students in the 1999-2000 cohort*

This rate was used for determining the 2004 accountability ratings. For comparison, the prior rate (class of 2002) is also shown.

(3) Completion Rate I (w/o GED). This indicator sums together the first two of the above outcomes: the percent of students in the 1999-2000 cohort who received their high school diplomas by the end of the 2002-03 school year and those who were still enrolled as high school students for the 2003-04 school year. The rate is calculated as follows:

number of students from the cohort who received a high school diploma by the end of 2002-03
or were enrolled for the 2003-04 school year
divided by
number of students in the 1999-2000 cohort*

This formula will be used in determining the 2005 accountability ratings and is provided as a preview.

* The cohort in the denominator of the formulas shown above includes those students who graduated, continued in school, received a GED, or dropped out. It does not include data errors or leavers with codes 03, 16, 19, 21, 22, 24, 30, 31, 60, 61, 63, 64, 66, 72, 78, 80, 81, 82, or 83.

For further information on these rates, see the report Secondary School Completion and Dropouts in Texas Public Schools 2002-03. (Source: PEIMS, Oct. 2003, June 2003, Oct. 2002, June 2002, Oct. 2001, June 2001, Oct. 2000, June 2000, Oct. 1999, June 1999, June 1998, June 1997, and General Educational Development Information File)

Criterion Score: This refers to the scores on SAT and ACT college admissions tests and the AP and IB tests. For college admissions tests, the criterion scores are at least 24 on the ACT (composite) and at least 1110 on the SAT (total). For AP and IB tests, the criterion scores are at least 3 on AP tests, and at least 4 on IB tests. These criterion scores were set by the State Board of Education. Each college and university establishes its own score criteria for admitting or granting advanced placement or credit to individual students. See also SAT/ACT Results and AP/IB Results.

Data Quality (District Profile only): The AEIS reports show the percent of errors a district made in two key data submissions: 1) the PID Error rate in PEIMS Student Data, and 2) the percent of Underreported Student in PEIMS Student Leaver Data.

(1) PID Error Rate. The Person Identification Database (PID) system ensures that each time information is collected for a student, the identifying information matches other data collections for that student. This allows student data to be linked, such as enrollment records, which are collected in October, to attendance records, which are collected in June; or data to be matched across years. It also helps maintain student confidentiality by assigning an ID that does not divulge the student's identifying information.

During the data submission process each district has the ability to run PID Discrepancy Reports that show any PID errors found. The district then has time to correct the errors before its submission is finalized. While the PID error rate has declined significantly over the years, any amount of error has a detrimental effect on the calculation of longitudinal measures such as the four-year dropout rate and the high school completion rate. The AEIS reports show the PID error rate in PEIMS Student Data, collected in Submission 1 (Oct. 2003).

The rate is calculated as follows:

number of student PID errors found in PEIMS submission 1 (fall 2003)
divided by
number of student records in PEIMS submission 1 (fall 2003)

(2) Percent of Underreported Students. Underreported students are 7th - 12th graders who were enrolled at any time the prior year, whom the district has not accounted for in the current year. In other words, they were not reported as returning to school nor were they reported as a leaver. Leaver reasons include: having graduated or received a GED, having died, having dropped out or having transferred to another school. (For a more complete definition of leavers, see Leaver Records.)

The rate is calculated as follows:

number of underreported students
divided by
number of returning students + leavers (incl. overreported leavers) + underreported students

Note that in some cases districts overreport students as leavers. This means that a district might report a student as having left the district but there is no record of the student having been at the district in the prior year. These students are not taken out of the above formula.

Under the accountability rating system, there have been consequences for districts that exceeded certain thresholds for this measure. In order to receive a rating of Exemplary or Recognized, a district's percent and number of underreported students cannot exceed 5% or 500, respectively. Districts with very small numbers of underreported students that cause them to exceed 5% will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. (Source: PEIMS, Oct. 2003, June 2003, Oct. 2002)

Distinguished Achievement Program: See RHSP/DAP Graduates.

Dropout: A student is identified as a dropout if he or she is absent without an approved excuse or documented transfer and does not return to school by the fall of the following year, or if he or she completes the school year but fails to re-enroll the following school year.

Dropout counts are obtained from PEIMS records. Districts report the status of all students who were enrolled in grades 7 - 12 in the district during the prior school year in one of two ways: as being currently in school (Enrollment record) or as having left school (Leaver record). The Leaver record provides 30 possible reasons for leaving school. Generally, a school leaver can be put into one of four categories:

(1) The student graduated or received a GED.

(2) The student died.

(3) The student left school with appropriate documentation of continuing education elsewhere.

(4) The student left school for other reasons.

Many students coded with reasons under the fourth category are considered dropouts. However, before the annual dropout rate is finalized, a statewide reconciliation system is run in which information about reported leavers is merged with statewide enrollment and attendance records, graduation records, and GED records. Students who are found in these files, indicating they were incorrectly reported as dropouts, are excluded from the annual dropout rate for the school and district. Students not found in those files are considered official dropouts. See also Annual Dropout Rate. (Source: PEIMS, Oct. 2003, June 2003, Oct. 2002, June 2002, Oct. 2001, and June 2001; and General Educational Development Information File)

Dropout Rate: See Annual Dropout Rate.

Economically Disadvantaged: The percent of economically disadvantaged students is calculated as the sum of the students coded as eligible for free or reduced-price lunch or eligible for other public assistance, divided by the total number of students:

number of students coded as eligible for free or reduced-price lunch or other public assistance
divided by
total number of students

See also Campus Group and Total Students. (Source: PEIMS, Oct. 2003, Oct. 2002; and TEA Student Assessment Division)

Educational Aides: Educational aides are staff who are reported with a role of 033 (Educational Aide), 036 (Non-Certified Interpreter), or 037 (Certified Interpreter). These aides are referred to as paraprofessional staff. The FTE counts of educational aides are expressed as a percent of the total staff FTE. (Source: PEIMS, Oct. 2003)

Enrollment: See Total Students.

Ethnic Distribution: Students are reported as White, African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Native American. In the profile section, both counts and percentages of the total number of students are shown. (Source: PEIMS, Oct. 2003, Oct. 2002; The College Board; ACT Inc.; The International Baccalaureate Organization; and TEA Student Assessment Division)

FTE: Full-Time Equivalent.

Fund Balance Information (District Profile only): The amount of undesignated, unreserved fund balance that existed at the end of the 2002-03 school year is reported for each district.

The unreserved fund balance is not legally restricted and has two components: designated and undesignated. The designated component requires local board action to earmark the balance for bona fide purposes that will be fulfilled within a reasonable period of time. The undesignated component is available to finance monthly operating expenditures.

The amount reported in the AEIS report is the undesignated component, calculated as the difference between the total unreserved fund balance and the designated unreserved fund balance. This balance amount is expressed as a percent of the total budgeted expenditures (for the general fund) for the current year (2003-04) as specified in statute.

Note that while other finance items are now reported as actual, fund balance information is still expressed as a percent of total budgeted expenditures for the current year. (Source: Financial Audit Report, Dec. 2003)

Gold Performance Acknowledgment: A school or district may qualify for Gold Performance Acknowledgment for their students' performance on any of the following 11 indicators:

Advanced Course Completion

AP/IB Examination Results

Attendance Rate

Commended Performance on TAKS: Reading/English Language Arts

Commended Performance on TAKS: Mathematics

Commended Performance on TAKS: Writing

Commended Performance on TAKS: Science

Commended Performance on TAKS: Social Studies

Recommended High School Program/Distinguished Achievement Program

SAT/ACT Results (College Admissions Tests)

TAAS/TASP Equivalency

Schools and districts receive one of three possible categories for each indicator. Acknowledged signifies they met the Gold Performance standard for the indicator; Does Not Qualify signifies that they were evaluated but did not meet the standard for the indicator or that the school or district was Academically Unacceptable; Not Applicable signifies there were no data to be evaluated for the indicator, usually due to the grades served by the district or campus. Schools labeled as Not Rated: Alternative Education or Not Rated: Other are not evaluated for Gold Performance Acknowledgment and are noted as Not Applicable.

Please refer to the 2004 Accountability Manual for detailed information on the standards for Gold Performance Acknowledgment. The manual is available on the Division of Performance Reporting's website at www.tea.state.tx.us/perfreport/account/2004/manual/index.html.

See also Advanced Courses, AP/IB Results, Attendance Rate, RHSP/DAP Graduates, SAT/ACT Results, TAAS/TASP Equivalency, and TAKS Commended Performance.

Graduates (Class of 2003): In the profile section, this is the total number of graduates (including summer graduates) for the 2002-03 school year, as reported by districts in the fall of 2003. The value includes 12th graders who graduated as well as graduates from other grades. Students in special education who graduate are included in the totals, and are also reported as a separate group. Counts of students graduating under the recommended high school or distinguished achievement programs are also shown.

Students graduating with the class of 2003 could be coded with one of the following types:

  • Minimum High School Program
  • Recommended High School Program
  • Distinguished Achievement Program
  • Special Education student completing an IEP

Counts of graduates are calculated slightly differently for three of the indicators on the performance section of the AEIS report:

  • College Admissions results do not indicate whether the examinee is served in special education; therefore, there is no way to know if a student taking the SAT or ACT is served in special education. However, because relatively fewer students served in special education take college admissions tests, only non-special education graduates are included in the denominator.
  • The TAAS/TASP Equivalency denominator includes some special education graduates, but not all. It excludes those who graduate under an Individual Education Plan (IEP) and are therefore exempt from taking the exit-level TAAS, the performance measure used to create this indicator.
  • The RHSP/DAP (Recommended High School Program/Distinguished Achievement Program) indicator includes all graduates, special education and non-special education.

See also Completion Rate and RHSP/DAP Graduates. (Source: PEIMS, Oct. 2003)

Instructional Expenditure Ratio (2002-03) (District Profile only): This new measure, required by TEC 44.0071, indicates the percentage of the district's total actual expenditures for the 2002-03 fiscal year that were used to fund direct instructional activities. The instructional expenditure ratio is a district-level only measure, and is calculated as follows:

expenditures reported in function codes 11, 12, 13, 31 and object codes 6112 through 6499
divided by
expenditures reported in function codes 11-52, 92,and 95 and object codes 6112 through 6499

Contact the School Financial Audits Division at (512) 463-9095 for further details on this measure. See also Appendix B. (Source: PEIMS, March 2004)

Instructional Staff Percent (District Profile only): This new measure, required by TEC 44.0071, indicates the percentage of the district's full-time equivalent employees whose job function was to directly provide classroom instruction to students during the 2003-04 school year. The instructional staff percent is a district-level only measure, and is calculated as follows.

total number of hours district staff reported under expenditure object codes 6112, 6119, and 6129,
and function codes 11, 12, 13, and 31
divided by
total number of hours worked by all district employees

Contact the School Financial Audits Division at (512) 463-9095 for further details about this measure. See Appendix A. (Source: PEIMS, Oct. 2003)

International Baccalaureate (IB): See AP/IB Results.

Leaver Record: In the fall of each year, districts report all 7th through 12th grade students who were enrolled or in attendance at any point during the prior year but who did not re-enroll the following fall. This group of "leavers" includes students such as those who graduated or received a GED, moved to another district, state, or country, died, or dropped out. This information is sent to TEA in Submission 1 of the annual PEIMS data collection.

After the data submission process is complete, PEIMS and several other statewide databases are searched to determine if any of the leaver records can appropriately be excluded from consideration as dropouts for accountability ratings purposes. Students' leaver records are excluded from the district and campus list of dropouts if the students:

  • have remained enrolled in a public school somewhere in the state, according to the school district attendance and enrollment information provided through PEIMS;
  • have received a General Educational Development (GED) certificate and appear on the GED information file at the time the reconciliation procedures are executed;
  • graduated from any other district; or
  • were identified as a dropout in the past. A student is counted only once as an official dropout in the statewide accountability system, even if the student drops out repeatedly.

See also Data Quality. (Source: PEIMS, Oct. 2003, June 2003, Oct. 2002, June 2002, Oct. 2001, and June 2001; General Educational Development Information File; Secondary School Completion and Dropouts in Texas Public Schools, 2002-03, Texas Education Agency)

Limited English Proficient (LEP): These are students identified as limited English proficient by the Language Proficiency Assessment Committee (LPAC) according to criteria established in the Texas Administrative Code. Not all pupils identified as LEP receive bilingual or English as a second language instruction, although most do. Percentages are calculated by dividing the number of LEP pupils by the total number of students in the school or district.

See also Campus Group and TAKS/SDAA Participation. (Source: PEIMS, Oct. 2003)

Met Standard: This refers to the TAKS passing standard. For a detailed explanation, see TAKS Panel Recommendation.

Mobile Subset: See Accountability Subset. Note that this calculation is different from that used to determine Mobility (below). See also TAKS/SDAA Participation and Appendix E.

Mobility (Campus Profile only): A student is considered to be mobile if he or she has been in membership at the school for less than 83% of the school year (i.e., has missed six or more weeks at a particular school).

number of mobile students in 2002-03
divided by
number of students who were in membership at any time during the 2002-03 school year

This rate is calculated at the campus level. The mobility rate shown in the profile section of campus reports under the "district" column is based on the count of mobile students identified at the campus level. That is, the district mobility rate reflects school-to-school mobility, within the same district or from outside the district. See also Campus Group. (Source: PEIMS, June 2003)

n/a: This indicates that data are not available or are not applicable.

Number of Students per Teacher: This shows the total number of students divided by the total teacher FTE count. (Source: PEIMS, Oct. 2003)

Paired Schools: For accountability purposes, schools that reported enrollment but did not have grades in which the state-mandated test was given (e.g. K-2 schools) are paired with schools with which they have a "feeder" relationship to determine accountability ratings. For example, Travis Primary (K-2) feeds students into Navarro Elementary (3-5), the district would pair these two schools for accountability purposes. This means that the TAKS performance of Navarro Elementary is also used for rating Travis Primary and is reported on the AEIS report for Travis Primary.

Panel Recommendation: See TAKS Panel Recommendation.

Per Pupil Expenditures (2002-03): This value shows actual expenditures for groups of functions divided by the total number of 2002-03 students. Note that the number shown is not the amount actually spent on each and every student, but rather a per-pupil average of the total. Per pupil expenditures are shown for total expenditures and for various groupings of operating categories. See also Total Expenditures by Function (District) for definitions of each functional group on the district report, and Total Expenditures by Function (Campus) for definitions of each functional group shown on the campus report.

In the "per pupil" sections on both the district and campus reports, instructional leadership is combined with the instruction category in order to comply with legislative mandates that instructional costs per pupil and administrative costs per pupil be reported.

When comparing averages for school-level expenditures, note that the state and district averages include all types of schools. For example, a high school's per pupil expenditures may not be comparable to the state average because the state value includes elementary and middle schools, which typically have lower per pupil expenditures than high schools. Other variables that may affect comparisons are the experience level of teachers and administrators, the types of instructional programs offered, and the student characteristics.

Note that as of 2004 this item is reported as actual expenditures, not budgeted. Accordingly, the information is from the prior year (2002-03). See also Appendix B. (Source: PEIMS, March 2004)

Performance of Mobile Students (State Performance only): This new measure shows the performance of students who were excluded from the district accountability subset due to mobility across districts between October and the time of testing. It is calculated for each TAKS subject as:

number of mobile students who passed each test
divided by
number of mobile students tested.

Results for this indicator can be accessed online at

http://www.tea.state.tx.us/perfreport/aeis/2004/state.html.

Scroll down to Performance of Mobile Students and click on the link.

The indicator shows performance by subject as summed across all grades tested. For purposes of comparison, Performance of Mobile Students is shown for 2003 and 2004. (Source: Division of Student Assessment)

Professional Staff: This is a full-time equivalent (FTE) count of teachers, professional support staff, campus administrators, and, on the district profile, central administrators. Staff are grouped according to the PEIMS roles reported. Each type of professional staff is shown as a percentage of the total staff FTE. See also Appendix A. (Source: PEIMS, Oct. 2003)

Progress of Prior Year TAKS Failers (Sum of Grades 4 - 11): The progress shown with this measure is determined by comparing the performance of students who failed the TAKS in the prior year with their subsequent performance the following year. Specifically, for the 2004 measure, students included are those who:

  • took the spring 2004 TAKS reading and/or mathematics tests in grades 4-11 (progress is not calculated for third grade test takers since that is their first TAKS test);
  • are part of the Accountability Subset;
  • can be matched to the spring 2003 TAKS administration-anywhere in the state-to find their prior year score for reading and/or mathematics;
  • failed the 2003 TAKS administration of reading and/or mathematics (using the 2003 student-level passing standard).

The reported values for reading and mathematics are calculated as:

number of matched students who failed in 2003 but passed in 2004
divided by
number of matched students who failed in 2003

Reports for this indicator by grade are available for each district and campus on the internet, within the AEIS report that appears on the Division of Performance Reporting's website. To view these reports, access the HTML version of a campus or district report from the AEIS site (www.tea.state.tx.us/perfreport/aeis/2004/). A link below the line showing the Progress of Prior Year TAAS Failers will produce a separate report, by grade. (Source: TEA Division of Student Assessment)

Reading Proficiency Tests in English (RPTE): See RPTE Change.

Recommended High School Program: See RHSP/DAP Graduates.

Retention Rates by Grade: The retention rate, reported in the profile section, shows the percent of students in Texas public schools who enrolled in 2003-04 in the same grade as their grade in the last reported six-week period of the prior year (2002-03). It is calculated as follows:

number of students not advanced to the next grade
divided by
number of students advanced to the next grade + number of students not advanced to the next grade

Note that all special education retention rates are calculated and reported separately from the rates of non-special education students because local retention practices appear to differ greatly between these two populations of students.

The AEIS report only shows retention rates for grades K-8. Retention rates for all grades may found in Grade-Level Retention in Texas Public Schools, 2002-03, available from TEA. (Source: PEIMS, Oct. 2003, June 2003)

Revenues by Source (2002-03) (District Profile only): Actual revenues for groups of object categories are expressed as a percent of total revenue. The amounts appearing as revenue in any of the categories shown are the amounts that were reported by districts for all funds except for the funds mentioned in the Actual Revenue Exclusions section.

  • Local Tax - district income from local real and personal property taxes (objects 5710 & 5761, less functions 91 & 96 expenditures);
  • Other Local and Intermediate - revenue for services to other districts, tuition and fees from students, transfers from within the state, revenue from co-curricular and enterprising activities, all other local sources, and revenues from intermediate sources (county). Amounts reported in object 5746, TIF (Tax Increment Fund) and in the Actual Revenue Exclusions section are not included in the Other Local and Intermediate total (objects 5720-5745, 5747-5750, 5769);
  • State - per capita and foundation program entitlements, revenue from other state-funded programs, and revenue from other state agencies. State revenue also includes Teacher Retirement System benefits paid by the State of Texas on behalf of employees in the district. For both the revenue and expenditures sections of the AEIS report, a footnote indicates the amount reported by each district for this particular object code. This footnote does not apply to Charter Schools (object 5800); and
  • Federal - revenue received by the district directly from the federal government or distributed by the TEA or other state entities for programs such as career and technology education, programs for educationally disadvantaged children (Education Consolidation and Improvement Act, and Elementary and Secondary Education Act), food service programs, and other federal programs (object 5900).

Shared Services Arrangements, Adult Education Programs, and Capital Projects Funds are not reported in this section.

Note that as of 2004 this item is reported as actual revenues, not budgeted. Accordingly, the information is from the prior year (2002-03). See also Actual Revenue Exclusions and Appendix B. (Source: PEIMS, March 2004)

RHSP/DAP Graduates: This indicator shows the percent of graduates who were reported as having satisfied the course requirements for the Texas State Board of Education Recommended High School Program or Distinguished Achievement Program. It is calculated as follows:

number of graduates reported with graduation codes for
Recommended High School Program or Distinguished Achievement Program
divided by
number of graduates

Schools and districts may qualify for Gold Performance Acknowledgment based on their RHSP/DAP rate. For a more detailed explanation of Gold Performance Acknowledgment, see the 2004 Accountability Manual. See also Graduates. (Source: PEIMS, Oct. 2003, Oct. 2002)

RPTE Change (Reading Proficiency Tests in English): These tests are designed to measure annual growth in the English reading proficiency of second language learners, and are used along with English and Spanish TAKS to provide a comprehensive assessment system for limited English proficient (LEP) students.

The RPTE is constructed with items from each of three levels of proficiency - Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced. LEP students in Grades 3-12 are required to take the RPTE until they achieve advanced proficiency. Once they achieve a rating of Advanced they take the TAKS (English or Spanish) in subsequent years.

If the students are at the Beginning or Intermediate level in 2003, the AEIS report shows what percent of them scored at each of the three levels in 2004. Students included in the measure are those who:

  • took the spring 2003 RPTE anywhere in the state;
  • scored at the Beginning or Intermediate level on the spring 2003 RPTE;
  • took the RPTE in spring 2004; and
  • were part of the Accountability Subset.

Prior year RPTE Change is also shown. (Source: TEA Student Assessment Division)

SAT/ACT Results: These include the College Board's SAT and ACT, Inc.'s ACT Assessment. Both testing companies annually provide the agency with testing information on the most recent test participation and performance of graduating seniors from all Texas public schools. Only one record is sent per student. If a student takes an ACT or SAT test more than once, the agency receives the record for the most recent examination taken.

Three values are calculated for this indicator:

(1) Tested. This shows the percent of graduates who took either college admissions test:

number of graduates who took either the SAT or the ACT
divided by
number of non-special education graduates

Note that "graduates" in the denominator of equation (1) does not include special education graduates; however, special education graduates who took either the SAT or ACT are included in the numerator. (See Graduates.)

(2) At/Above Criterion. This shows the percent of examinees who scored at or above the criterion score on either test (1110 on the SAT, or 24 on the ACT):

number of examinees who scored at or above criterion
divided by
number of examinees

(3) Mean Score. This shows the average (mean) score for the SAT total and the mean score for the ACT composite, calculated as follows:

total score (math plus verbal) for all students who took the SAT
divided by
number of students who took the SAT

and

total composite score for all students who took the ACT
divided by
number of students who took the ACT

In 2004, an altered methodology was used for equation (3), SAT and ACT mean scores. Ethnic attribution is now based primarily on PEIMS; ethnic information from the answer documents is used only when tested students cannot be matched to PEIMS. Mean scores for the class of 2002 were recalculated using this altered methodology to match the class of 2003.

Schools and districts may qualify for Gold Performance Acknowledgment based on their SAT/ACT performance and participation. For a more detailed explanation of Gold Performance Acknowledgment, see the 2004 Accountability Manual. (Source: The College Board (SAT) Nov. 2003, Sept. 2002; ACT, Inc. (ACT) Oct. 2003, Oct. 2002; and PEIMS, Oct. 2003, Oct. 2002)

School Type: For purposes of creating the Campus Groups, schools are placed into one of four classifications based on the lowest and highest grades in which students are enrolled (in membership) at the school: elementary, middle (including junior high school), secondary, and both elementary/secondary (K-12).

SDAA: See State-Developed Alternative Assessment.

SEM: See Standard Error of Measurement.

Special Education: This refers to the population served by programs for students with disabilities. Assessment decisions for students in special education programs are made by their Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) committee. The ARD committee is made up of their parent(s) or guardian, teacher, administrator, and other concerned parties. A student in special education may take the TAKS or SDAA tests. If they are exempted from all state administered tests, they must be assessed using a locally-developed alternative assessment (LDAA). Results from LDAA tests are not reported on the AEIS reports.

Other indicators that include the performance of students in special education are: advanced course completion, attendance rate, annual dropout rate, completion rate, recommended high school program, RPTE, TAAS cumulative pass rate, TAAS/TASP equivalency, and the Texas Success Initiative. Information that would allow the separation of performance of special education students on college admissions tests and on Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate examinations is not available. Note that in the profile section of the report, retention rates are shown separately for special education and non-special education students. See also State-Developed Alternative Assessment and TAKS/SDAA Participation. (Source: PEIMS, Oct. 2003, Oct. 2002, and TEA Student Assessment Division)

Special Education Compliance Status: The special education compliance status for districts is not reported in the 2003-04 AEIS reports because this is a transition year for development of a new performance-based monitoring system under legislation passed in 2003.

Staff Exclusions: These are counts of individuals who serve public school students, but are not included in the FTE totals for any of the other employee statistics. There are two types of these entries: individuals participating in a shared services arrangement and individuals on contract with the district to provide instructional services. Shared Services Arrangement (SSA) Staff work in schools located in districts other than their employing district, or their assigned organization shows a code of 751, indicating that they are employed by the fiscal agent of an SSA. Only the portion of a person's total FTE amount associated with the school in another district (or with the 751 organization code) is counted as SSA. SSA staff are grouped into three categories: Professional Staff (which includes teachers, administrators, and professional support); Educational Aides; and Auxiliary Staff. Note that SSA Auxiliary Staff are identified by the type of fund from which they are paid. Contracted Instructional Staff (District and Campus Profiles) refers to counts of instructors for whom the district has entered into a contractual agreement with some outside organization. Through the contract, the outside organization has committed to supplying instructional staff for the district. They are never employees of the reporting school district. (Source: PEIMS, Oct. 2003)

Standard Error of Measurement (SEM): A way to understand the standard error of measurement as it relates to tests is the following:

If a single student were to take the same test repeatedly (with no new learning taking place between testings and no memory of questions), the standard deviation of his/her repeated test scores is denoted as the standard error of measurement.

The TAKS transition plan implemented by the State Board of Education uses the standard error of measurement to phase in the student passing standard over three years. For a complete explanation of the plan, see TAKS Panel Recommendation. (Source: Student Assessment Division)

Standardized Local Tax Base (comptroller valuation) (District Profile only): The Comptroller conducts a study each year that uniformly evaluates the property values within school district boundaries. Locally assessed values may vary from the Comptroller's study values. The values certified by the Comptroller's Property Tax Division (Comptroller Valuation) are standardized in that they are deemed to be comparable across the state. Note that the values shown are final for tax year 2003. This is not the property value used for school funding calculations.

  • Value (after exemptions). This refers to the market value of all property in a district, minus certain exemptions and deductions. The value after exemptions reflects deductions for the state-mandated homestead exemptions, the disabled veterans' exemptions, the school tax ceiling for homeowners over age 65 or disabled, and other state-mandated exemptions.
  • Value per Pupil. This refers to school district property value, or Standardized Local Tax Base, divided by the total number of students. This per pupil figure is one definition of "wealth." Note that the values shown are final for tax year 2003. At the state level, the per pupil amount is created by dividing by the total number of students in districts with property value. Some districts don't have property value. Their students are not included.
  • Value by Category. This shows aggregates of individual property tax categories expressed as a percent of the Comptroller's property value before the exemptions are applied. Thus, the sum of the category values will exceed the value used for per pupil calculations. Note that the values shown are final for tax year 2003.
    • Business -
      • real property: commercial and industrial;
      • real and tangible personal property: utilities; and
      • personal property: commercial and industrial.
    • Residential - real property: single-family, residential; multifamily, residential; and inventory.
    • Land - real property: vacant lots and tracts; acreage at market value, and farm and ranch improvements; acreage at productivity value.
    • Oil and Gas - real property: oil, gas, and other minerals.
    • Other - tangible personal property: other; and intangible personal property.

(Source: Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, July 2004)

State-Developed Alternative Assessment (SDAA): This test assesses special education students in Grades 3-8 who are receiving instruction in the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) but for whom TAKS is not an appropriate measure of their academic progress. SDAA tests are given in the areas of reading, writing, and mathematics. Students are assessed at their appropriate instructional levels, as determined by their Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) committees. The SDAA is administered on the same schedule as TAKS and is designed to measure annual growth based on appropriate expectations for each student as decided by the student's ARD committee.

Two indicators are calculated for SDAA:

(1) SDAA Examinations Met ARD Expectations: This is a single measure showing the percent of SDAA tests taken meeting ARD expectations, summed across grades (3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and/or 8th) and subjects (reading, writing and/or mathematics):

number of SDAA tests meeting ARD expectations
divided by
number of SDAA tests taken

This indicator is used in determining state accountability ratings for campuses and districts.

(2) SDAA Examinees Met ARD Expectations: This shows the percent of SDAA examinees who met ARD expectations on each test, summed across all grades:

number of SDAA examinees meeting ARD expectations, by subject
divided by
number of SDAA examinees tested, by subject

Other important information:

  • Rounding of Met ARD Expectation Percent. The Met ARD Expectation calculations are expressed as a percent, rounded to whole numbers. For example, 49.877% is rounded to 50%; 79.4999% is rounded to 79%; and 89.5% is rounded to 90%.
  • Masking for Very High and Very Low Performance. As of 2004, new masking rules apply to results for the TAKS and SDAA tests. In cases where performance is at or near 100% the value is shown as ">99%." In cases where performance is at or near 0%, the value is shown as "<1%." It is necessary to mask data that potentially reveals the performance of every student in order to be in compliance with the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
  • All Tests Taken. The second indicator - (2) above - also shows the percent meeting expectations on all tests taken. That is, if a grade 4 student meets expectations on his mathematics and reading tests but fails to meet expectations on the writing test, then he has not met expectations on all tests taken.
  • Benchmark. Because the SDAA is meant to measure growth, both values include only those students whose reading and mathematics performance had been "benchmarked" the prior year.
  • Accountability Subset. Only those students who were part of the Accountability Subset are included. For more information on SDAA and accountability, please refer to the 2004 Accountability Manual.

See also Accountability Subset, and TAKS/SDAA Participation. (Source: Student Assessment Division)

Student Enrollment by Program: Students are identified as served in programs and/or courses for Special Education, Career and Technology Education, Bilingual/ESL Education, or Gifted and Talented Education. The percentages do not sum to 100, as a student may be enrolled in more than one of these programs. (Source: PEIMS, Oct. 2003)

Student Success Initiative: In 1999, as part of the mandate for the new TAKS tests, the Texas Legislature included new grade advancement testing requirements. Beginning in 2002-03, students in 3rd grade needed to pass the reading portion of the TAKS in order to be promoted to the 4th grade. Students were given three opportunities to pass the TAKS reading test: in March, April, and June. In addition to promotion based on passing the test, some students were promoted based on the recommendation of their grade placement committee (GPC). The AEIS report shows four values for this indicator:

(1) Students Requiring Accelerated Instruction: This shows the percent of students who did not pass the March administration of the TAKS. (Grade 3 students who did not pass the TAKS reading test during the first administration in March must be provided accelerated instruction in preparation for the second administration in April):

number of eligible students who did not meet the standard
divided by
number of eligible students

The number of eligible students is calculated from the test answer documents and includes all students who were tested, students who should have been tested but were absent, and students whose answer documents are invalid for some reason. (The count of eligible students does not include students who have a special education or LEP exemption.)

(2) TAKS Cumulative Met Standard: This shows the cumulative (and unduplicated) percent of students who took and passed the grade 3 TAKS reading test across the March and April test administrations:

number of students who passed TAKS reading in either the March or April administrations
divided by
cumulative number of students who took TAKS reading in March or April

This is the reading result used in determining state accountability ratings. In most cases, this value will not match the TAKS reading performance for grade 3 shown in the first part of the AEIS report, which was based on the March administration.

(3) TAKS Failers Promoted by Grade Placement Committee: This shows the percent of students who failed all TAKS reading attempts but were promoted to grade 4 by their grade placement committee:

number of students promoted by their GPC
divided by
cumulative number of students who failed all administrations of grade 3 TAKS reading

(4) TAKS Met Standard (Failed in 2003): This presents two calculations for students who failed all administrations of TAKS grade 3 reading in 2003.

The percent who were promoted by their grade placement committee and subsequently passed the 2004 TAKS reading in grade 4:

number of students promoted by their GPC who passed grade 4 TAKS reading in 2004
divided by
number of students who were promoted by their GPC and took grade 4 TAKS reading

The percent who were retained in grade 3 and subsequently passed the 2004 TAKS reading in grade 3:

number of students retained in grade 3 who passed grade 3 TAKS reading in 2004
divided by
number of students retained in grade 3 and took grade 3 TAKS reading

The values include results from both the English and Spanish versions of the TAKS reading test. Note also that the student's standard for passing the TAKS increased in difficulty from

2 SEM below Panel Recommendation (in 2003) to 1 SEM below Panel Recommendation

(in 2004).

Further grade advancement testing requirements will be phased in for grades 5 and 8 on reading and mathematics. For more information on the Student Success Initiative, go to the website for TEA's Student Assessment Division at www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/.

Students by Grade: Percentages are calculated by dividing the number of students in each grade by the total number of students. (Source: PEIMS, Oct. 2003)

Students with Disciplinary Placements: Counts and percents of students placed in alternative education programs under Chapter 37 of the Texas Education Code (Discipline; Law and Order) are shown (for the 2002-03 school year) in the AEIS reports. Disciplinary placement counts are obtained from PEIMS records. Districts report the disciplinary actions taken toward students who are removed from the classroom for at least one day. Although students can have multiple removals throughout the year, this measure counts students only once and includes only those whose removal results in a placement in a disciplinary alternative education program or juvenile justice alternative education program. It is calculated as follows:

number of students with one or more disciplinary placements
divided by
number of students who were in attendance at any time during the school year

The following 19 reason codes on the PEIMS 425 record are included as disciplinary placements: 02, 03, 04, 07, 08, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 57, 59, 60, and 61. (Source: PEIMS, June 2003)

TAAS (Texas Assessment of Academic Skills): The TAAS was the state-mandated assessment of student performance given to Texas public school students from 1990 through 2002. In 2003 the TAKS (Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills) was administered for the first time.

TAAS Exit-level Cumulative Pass Rate (District Performance only): The TAAS cumulative pass rate for the class of 2004 shows the percent of students who first took the TAAS exit-level test in spring 2002, and eventually passed all TAAS tests taken (in the same district) by spring 2004. This measure is intended to show the relative success of districts in their efforts to help all their students pass the exit-level TAAS, which was a requirement for graduation from Texas public schools for students through 2003-04. (Students in the class of 2005 will be required to pass the exit-level TAKS test.)

Test takers included in the TAAS Exit-level Cumulative Pass Rate for the class of 2004:

  • Any student who took the test for the first time in spring 2002, including 11th and 12th graders. (Grade 10 students who were repeating the grade and took the TAAS exit-level test for the second time are not included.)
  • All special education students who took the test.
  • All students who did not take the exit-level TAAS but met their testing requirement for graduation by passing the End-of-Course examinations.
  • All students who took and failed one or more portions of the exit-level TAAS, but met their testing requirement for graduation by passing the End-of-Course examinations.
  • All above students, whether or not they were in the Accountability Subset.

Test takers NOT included in the TAAS Exit-level Cumulative Pass Rate:

  • Students who first took the exit-level test in District A, did not pass all sections and then moved to District B and retested, are taken out of both the numerator and denominator, whether or not they eventually passed all tests taken.
  • Students who moved out of state, or left the country, or died before passing all tests taken are in the denominator but not the numerator. (These students cannot be removed because they are not specifically identified in the data.)
  • Students who dropped out of school before passing all tests taken are in the denominator but not the numerator.
  • Students who moved into the state after the spring of 2002 are not included, even if they took the TAAS and graduated with the class of 2004.

The information is available by gender and ethnicity but not by economic status or LEP. The performance of special education students is included in all the values and is not reported separately. Results of this indicator are also shown for the class of 2003. (Source: TEA Student Assessment Division)

TAAS/TASP Equivalency: This indicator shows the percent of graduates from the class of 2003 who did well enough on the exit-level TAAS to have a 75% likelihood of passing the Texas Academic Skills Program (TASP) test, now called the Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA). To be counted for this indicator a student must have achieved a TLI of X-81 or higher on the TAAS reading test, a TLI of X-77 or higher on the TAAS mathematics test, and a scale score of 1540 or higher on the TAAS writing test.

Test takers included in the TAAS/TASP Equivalency:

  • All 10th graders who took the test for the first time in spring 2001.
  • All 11th graders who took the test for the first time in October 2001 or spring 2002.
  • All 12th graders who took the test for the first time in October 2002 or spring 2003.

Test takers NOT included in the TAAS/TASP Equivalency:

  • Students who were special education (ARD) exempt during all testing periods.
  • Students who took the TAAS but did not get a Texas high school diploma
    • because they dropped out,
    • because they moved out of state, or
    • because they died.

Results of the TAAS/TASP Equivalency are also shown for the class of 2002. Note that the Accountability Subset does not apply to this indicator.

Schools and districts may qualify for Gold Performance Acknowledgment based on their TAAS/TASP equivalency. For a more detailed explanation of Gold Performance Acknowledgment, see the 2004 Accountability Manual.

See also TASP and Graduates. (Source: TEA Student Assessment Division; PEIMS, Oct. 2003, and Oct. 2002)

TAKS (Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills): The Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) is a comprehensive testing program for public school students in grades 3-11. The TAKS is designed to measure to what extent a student has learned, understood, and is able to apply the important concepts and skills expected at each tested grade level.

Students are tested during the spring semester of each school year in various subjects. The grades and subjects shown on the AEIS reports (for the first administration of the test only) are:

  • Grade 3 - reading and mathematics (English and Spanish versions) (Results for grade 3 reading on subsequent test administrations can be found under Student Success Initiative.)
  • Grade 4 - reading, mathematics, and writing (English and Spanish versions)
  • Grade 5 - reading, mathematics, and science (English and Spanish versions)
  • Grade 6 - reading and mathematics (English and Spanish versions)
  • Grade 7 - reading, mathematics, and writing
  • Grade 8 - reading, mathematics, and social studies
  • Grade 9 - reading and mathematics
  • Grade 10 - English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies
  • Grade 11 - English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies This test is known as the exit-level test; students are required to pass it in order to qualify for graduation from high school. Note that in the spring of 2004, students in grade 11 were required to achieve a score at 2 SEM below Panel Recommendation in order to pass.

Every TAKS test is directly linked to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) curriculum. The TEKS is the state-mandated curriculum for Texas public school students. Essential knowledge and skills taught at each grade build upon the material learned in previous grades. For more information on TEKS, please see the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills website at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/teks/.

For 2003-04, the AEIS report shows percent passing TAKS in several ways. Below are some definitions:

  • TAKS Met Standard, By Grade: The first indicator shown on the report is percent passing TAKS by grade for each subject area and for all tests taken. As described above, the number of tests given varies by grade. This means that the number of tests included in "All Tests Taken" varies by grade.

The report also shows performance by subject summed across all grades tested, which could be any combination of grades 3 through 11, depending on the school or district grade span.

  • TAKS Met Standard (Sum of All Grades Tested) (Accountability Indicator). This is the percent used for determining the accountability rating, using the applicable passing standards for 2003-04. Note the following:
    • The passing rate on each test is calculated at 1 SEM below Panel Recommendation for grades 3-10.
    • The passing rate on each test is calculated at 2 SEM below Panel Recommendation for grade 11.
    • The measure includes the cumulative passing rate for grade 3 reading, first (March) and second (April) administrations.
  • TAKS Met Standard (Sum of All Grades Tested) (Panel Recommendation). The passing rate on each test is calculated at Panel Recommendation for grades 3-11. Note that the student passing standard in spring 2005 will be Panel Recommendation for grades 3-10 and 1 SEM below for grade 11.
  • TAKS Met Standard (Sum of All Grades Tested) (Commended Performance). The passing rate on each test is calculated at the Commended Performance level.
    "Sum of all grades tested" refers to the grades tested at the particular school. For example, the percent passing for reading in an elementary school with a grade span of K-5 is calculated as follows:

number of students who passed the reading test in grades 3, 4, & 5
divided by
number of students who took the reading test in grades 3, 4, & 5

See the definition for TAKS Panel Recommendation for additional information. For a complete list of standards for each grade and subject see Appendix F.

Other important information:

  • Rounding of Met Standard Percent. This year, for the first time, TAKS performance on the AEIS is rounded to whole numbers. For example, 49.877% is rounded to 50%; 79.4999% is rounded to 79%; and 89.5% is rounded to 90%.
  • Masking for Very High and Very Low Performance. As of 2004, new masking rules apply to results for the TAKS and SDAA tests. In cases where performance is at or near 100% the value is shown as ">99%." In cases where performance is at or near 0%, the value is shown as "<1%." It is necessary to mask data that potentially reveals the performance of every student in order to be in compliance with the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
  • TAKS Met Standard for 2003. Note that for purposes of comparison, all prior year (2003) performance on TAKS has been recomputed to 1 SEM below Panel Recommendation for grades 3-10 and 2 SEM below Panel Recommendation for grade 11.
  • Accountability Subset. Only test takers who were enrolled on the last Friday in the previous October are included. This is referred to as the "October subset" or the Accountability Subset. For the district, a student who moved into the district after October 31, 2003 would not have their performance included at the district or campus level. In 2004 the definition of the subset has changed for the campus. At the campus level, a student who changed to a different campus within the same district after October 31, 2003 would not have their performance included at that school, though it would be included at the district level. Note that prior-year (2003) TAKS performance has been recomputed to match the new subset definition. See Accountability Subset for more information.
  • All Tests Taken. Although "All Tests Taken" is not a measure evaluated for accountability ratings purposes, it is shown on the AEIS report, both "by grade" and "summed across grades." This value shows the percent of students who passed every test they took. For example, a group of 100 students tested in reading and mathematics at the 3rd grade might have the following results: 90 students passed reading and 80 students passed mathematics. However, only 75 of those students passed BOTH reading and mathematics. For this reason, while the percent passing reading would be 90%, and the percent passing mathematics would be 80%, the percent passing All Tests Taken would be only 75%, not an average of 80% and 90%. All Tests Taken is always equal to or less than the percent of students who passed any of the individual subject areas. The more tests taken and considered for this measure, the more likely the All Tests Taken value will be lower than any of the individual subject areas.

See also TAKS/SDAA Participation. (Source: TEA Student Assessment Division)

TAKS Commended Performance: This refers to the highest performance level set by the State Board of Education on the TAKS. Students who achieve Commended Performance have performed at a level that was considerably above the state passing standard and have shown a thorough understanding of the knowledge and skills at the grade level tested. Unlike the Met Standard level, there is no phase-in period for this standard.

Schools and districts may qualify for Gold Performance Acknowledgment based on their TAKS Commended Performance on reading/ELA, writing, mathematics, social studies, and science. For a more detailed explanation of Gold Performance Acknowledgment, see the 2004 Accountability Manual. For more information see TAKS and TAKS Panel Recommendation. Also see Appendix F for a complete list of standards for each grade and subject.

TAKS Met Standard: This refers to the TAKS passing standard. For a detailed explanation, see TAKS Panel Recommendation below.

TAKS Panel Recommendation: This refers to the passing standard for the new TAKS test. In November 2002, the State Board of Education adopted two performance standards for the TAKS: Met Standard (i.e. passing) and Commended Performance (i.e. high performance). The Board adopted these standards based on recommendations from approximately 350 educators and citizens who served on TAKS standard-setting panels. Because the new TAKS is much more challenging than its predecessor, the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS), the Board agreed to a transition plan to phase in Met Standard over several years. (Commended Performance has no phase-in period.)

The transition plan uses the standard error of measurement (SEM) to phase in the panel's recommended passing standards over three years. For 2003, the standard was set at 2 SEM below Panel Recommendation. For 2004, for grades 3 through 10*, the passing standard is set at 1 SEM below Panel Recommendation. The passing standards will be fully implemented in 2005 (for grades 3 through 10*). In general, this phase-in means that for 2004, students needed to correctly answer one to three fewer questions than when the test is fully implemented in 2005.

* There is a one-year delayed phase-in for the grade 11, exit-level TAKS. This is because the grade 10 tests have been built to be predictors of performance on the grade 11 tests. Therefore, the standards in place when students take the grade 10 TAKS must be extended to grade 11 so that for both years those students are required to meet the same passing standard. TAKS Met Standard for the exit-level exam in 2004 will be 2 SEM below Panel Recommendation; in 2005 the standard will be 1 SEM below; and in 2006 it will be at the panel recommendation.

Note that for purposes of comparison, prior year (2003) performance on TAKS has been recomputed to 1 SEM below Panel Recommendation for grades 3-10 and 2 SEM below Panel Recommendation for grade 11.

For a complete list of standards for each grade and subject see Appendix F.See also TAKS.

TAKS/SDAA Participation: Every student enrolled in a Texas public school in grades 3-11 must be given the opportunity to take the TAKS (Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills) or the SDAA (State-Developed Alternative Assessment). Although it is the intention to test every student in these grades, there are circumstances under which some students are not tested with these assessments. Additionally, the performance of some tested students is not reported. The reasons for exclusion are as follows:

  • Students may take the test but be excluded from the results reported because they were not enrolled in that district by the last Friday in the previous October (Mobile Subset).
  • Students may be absent during every test administration.
  • Students may receive an ARD (Admission, Review, and Dismissal) exemption for every test. (These students must take a locally-developed alternative assessment.)
  • Students may receive a LEP (Limited English Proficient) exemption for every test and take only RPTE and local tests.
  • Tests may not be scored due to illness during testing or other test administration irregularities.

The percentages of students participating and not participating in testing are based as much as possible on the total number of students enrolled at the time of testing. Districts are required to submit a TAKS or SDAA answer document for every student enrolled in grades 3 through 11. Students who take subject tests from different assessments (for example, TAKS mathematics and SDAA reading) will have multiple answer documents. The methodology used to create TAKS/SDAA Participation eliminates, as much as possible, duplicate counts of students resulting from multiple answer documents. Appendix E provides a description for each component of TAKS/SDAA Participation. (Source: Division of Student Assessment)

TAKS Passing Standard: See TAKS Panel Recommendation.

TASP: The Texas Academic Skills Program, now called the Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA), measures reading, writing, and mathematics proficiency. Until 2003, it was required of all persons entering Texas public institutions of higher education for the first time. The TASP was administered by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. See also TAAS/TASP Equivalency.

Teachers by Ethnicity and Gender: These are counts of teacher FTEs by the major ethnic groups and by gender. Counts are also expressed as a percent of the total teacher FTEs. (Source: PEIMS, Oct. 2003)

Teachers by Highest Degree Held (District Profile only): This shows the distribution of degrees attained by teachers in the district. The FTE counts of teachers with no degree, bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees are expressed as a percent of the total teacher FTEs. (Source: PEIMS, Oct. 2003)

Teachers by Program (population served): Teacher FTE counts are categorized by the type of student populations served. Regular education, special education, compensatory education, career and technology education, bilingual/ESL education, gifted and talented education, and miscellaneous other populations served are shown. Teacher FTE values are allocated across population types for teachers who serve multiple population types. Percentages are expressed as a percent of total teacher FTEs. (Source: PEIMS, Oct. 2003)

Teachers by Years of Experience (District Profile only): This is the FTE count of teachers with years of professional experience that fall into the ranges shown. Experience in these categories is the total years of experience for the individual, not years of experience in the reporting district or campus. Teacher counts within each range of experience are expressed as a percent of total teacher FTEs. A beginning teacher is a teacher reported with zero years of experience. (Source: PEIMS, Oct. 2003)

Texas Success Initiative: See College Readiness - Texas Success Initiative.

Total Expenditures by Function (2002-03) (District Profile only): Total actual expenditures are grouped into operating and non-operating by function of expense. Function codes appear in parentheses.

Operating:

  • Instruction - all activities dealing directly with the interaction between teachers and students, including instruction aided with computers (11); and, expenditures to provide resources for Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Programs (95).
  • Instructional Related Services - expenditures for educational resources and media, such as resource centers and libraries (12); and, curriculum development and instructional staff development (13).
  • Instructional Leadership - managing, directing, supervising, and providing leadership for staff who provide instructional services (21).
  • School Leadership - directing and managing a school (23).
  • Support Services - Student - guidance, counseling, and evaluation services (31); social work services (32); and, health services (33).
  • Student Transportation - transporting students to and from school (34).
  • Food Services - food service operation, including cost of food and labor (35).
  • Co-curricular/Extracurricular Activities - school-sponsored activities during or after the school day that are not essential to the delivery of instructional services (36).
  • Central Administration - managing or governing the school district as an overall entity (41); costs associated with the purchase or sale of attendance credits either from the state or from other school district(s) (92); and for Charter Schools only, fund raising (81).
  • Plant Maintenance and Operations - keeping the physical plant and grounds in effective working condition (51).
  • Security and Monitoring Services - keeping student and staff surroundings safe (52).
  • Data Processing Services - data processing services, whether in-house or contracted (53).
  • Payments to Fiscal Agent of Shared Services Arrangements - payments from a member district to a fiscal agent for services rendered. (93).

Non-operating:

  • Debt Service - all expenditures for debt service including the retirement of debt and bond principal, and all interest expenses (71).
  • Facilities Acquisition and Construction - expenditures for fixed assets, such as land, buildings, and equipment (81).
  • Community Services - expenditures for activities or purposes other than regular public education. These are activities relating to the whole community, such as the operation of a school library, swimming pool, and playgrounds for the public (61).

Note that as of 2004 this item is reported as actual expenditures, not budgeted. Accordingly, the information is from the prior year (2002-03). (Source: PEIMS, March 2004)

Total Expenditures by Function (2002-03) (Campus Profile only): Actual operating expenditures, by function, are expressed as a percent of the total operating expenditures for the campus. Function codes appear in parentheses.

  • Instruction - all activities dealing directly with the interaction between teachers and students, including instruction aided with computers (11); and, expenditures to provide resources for Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Programs (95).
  • Instructional Leadership - managing, directing, supervising, and providing leadership for staff who provide instructional services (21).
  • School Leadership - directing and managing a school (23).
  • Other Campus Costs - resource centers and libraries (12); curriculum and instructional staff development (13); support services, including guidance and counseling (31), social work (32) and health services (33); food services (35); co-curricular/extracurricular activities (36); plant maintenance and operations (51); security and monitoring services (52), data processing services (53); and, payments to fiscal agent of shared services arrangements (93). The information in the campus group, district, and state columns show the total costs of these expenditures for campuses in the group, campuses in the district, and all campuses in the state, respectively. Other costs not found in campuses-such as central office administrative expenditures-are not included in the district and state values.

Note that as of 2004 this item is reported as actual expenditures, not budgeted. Accordingly, the information is from the prior year (2002-03). See also Appendix B. (Source: PEIMS, March 2004)

Total Expenditures by Object (2002-03) (District Profile only): Total actual expenditures are grouped into operating and non-operating categories by object of expense.

Operating:

  • Payroll Costs - gross salaries or wages and benefit costs for all employees (6100);
  • Professional and Contracted Services - services rendered to school districts by firms, individuals and other organizations (6200);
  • Supplies and Materials - supplies and materials including fuel for vehicles, other reading materials (not including the cost of state-adopted textbooks), and food service supplies (6300); and
  • Other Operating Costs - other expenses necessary for the operation of the school district (6400).
  • Non-operating:

  • Debt Service - all expenditures for debt service including the retirement of debt and bond principal, and all interest expenses (6500); and
  • Capital Outlay - expenditures for fixed assets, such as land, buildings, and equipment (6600).
  • Shared Services Arrangements, Adult Education Programs, and Capital Projects Funds do not appear here. Refer to Actual Expenditure Exclusions for more information.

    Note that as of 2004 this item is reported as actual expenditure, not budgeted. Accordingly, the information is from the prior year (2002-03). (Source: PEIMS, March 2004)

    Total Expenditures for Athletic Programs (2002-03) (District Profile only): Actual expenditures for the costs of competitive athletic activities such as football, basketball, golf, swimming, baseball, etc. (program intent code 91). This includes costs associated with coaching as well as sponsors for drill team, cheerleaders, or any other organized activity to support athletics. However, this program intent code does not include expenditures associated with the costs of band.

    Note that as of 2004 this item is reported as actual expenditure, not budgeted. Accordingly, the information is from the prior year (2002-03). (Source: PEIMS, March 2004)

    Total Revenues (2002-03) (District Profile only): The total for all revenues includes all funds which consist of: the General Fund (199, including state food services, and fund 420 for charters), the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program (240, 701), the Debt Service Funds (599), and Special Revenue Funds (200/300/400). Shared Services Arrangements, Adult Education Programs, and the Capital Projects Funds are not reported in this section. Refer to the Actual Revenue Exclusions for more information.

    Note that as of 2004 this item is reported as actual revenues, not budgeted. Accordingly, the information is from the prior year (2002-03). (Source: PEIMS, March 2004)

    Total Revenues per Pupil (2002-03) (District Profile only): This is the total revenue divided by the total number of students in membership during the 2002-03 school year. Note that as of 2004 this item is reported as actual revenues, not budgeted. Accordingly, the information is from the prior year (2002-03). (Source: PEIMS, March 2004)

    Total Staff: Total staff includes professional staff (teachers, professional support, administrators), educational aides, and (on the district profile) auxiliary staff. Minority staff is the sum of the FTE counts for all non-white staff groups (African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Native American). This FTE count is expressed as a percent of the total staff FTE. (Source: PEIMS, Oct. 2003)

    Total Students: This is the total number of public school students who were reported in membership on October 31, 2003 at any grade, from early childhood education through grade 12. Membership is a slightly different number from enrollment, because it does not include those students who are served in the district for less than two hours per day. For example, the count of Total Students excludes students who attend a nonpublic school but receive some services, such as speech therapy-for less than two hours per day-from their local public school district. (Source: PEIMS, Oct. 2003)

    Turnover Rate for Teachers (District Profile only): This percent shows the total FTE count of teachers from the fall of 2002-03 who were subsequently not employed in the district in the fall of 2003-04, divided by the total teacher FTE count for the fall of 2002-03. Social security numbers for teachers employed in the district in the fall of 2002-03 were checked to verify their employment status in the same district in the fall of 2003-04. Staff who remained employed in the district but not as teachers were also counted toward teacher turnover. (Source: PEIMS, Oct. 2003, Oct. 2002)

    Value by Category: See Standardized Local Tax Base (comptroller valuation).


    Who to Call

    Information about the calculation of all Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS) data elements is provided in this Glossary. Information on the calculation of accountability ratings is available in the 2004 Accountability Manual. If, after reading these documents, you have questions about the calculation of AEIS indicators or accountability ratings, contact the Division of Performance Reporting at (512) 463-9704.

    Questions related to programs and policies for the following subjects should be directed to the contacts listed below. All telephone numbers are in the (512) area code.

    Subject

    Contact

    Number

    Accountability Ratings (methodology)

    Performance Reporting

    463-9704

    Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)

    Performance Reporting

    463-9704

    Advanced Courses Curriculum 463-9581

    Advanced Placement (AP) Programs

    Curriculum 463-9581

    ARD Exemptions

    SDAA

    Student Assessment 463-9536

    Other Issues

    Special Education 463-9414

    Charter Schools

    Charter Schools

    463-9575

    College Admissions Tests

    SAT

    College Board, Southwestern Regional Office

    891-8400

    ACT

    ACT Regional Office

    345-1949

    Copies of AEIS reports

    On the internet

    http://www.tea.state.tx.us/perfreport

    On paper or CD

    Communications and Public Information

    463-9000

    DAEP (Disciplinary Alternative Education Program) Chapter 37 - Safe Schools 463-9982

    Distinguished Achievement Program

    Curriculum 463-9581
    Gold Performance Acknowledgment

    Performance Reporting

    463-9704

    Interventions Interventions and Special Investigations 463-9290
    Investigations Interventions and Special Investigations 463-9290
    JJAEP (Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program) Chapter 37 - Safe Schools 463-9982
    Leavers Accountability Research 475-3523
    No Child Left Behind Act NCLB Program Coordination 463-9374

    PEIMS

    PEIMS HelpLine

    475-3523

    Public Education Grant (PEG) Program Methodology

    Performance Reporting

    463-9704

    Public Education Grant (PEG) Program Transfers

    Field Services

    463-9354

    Public Hearings

    Interventions and Special Investigations 463-9290

    Recommended High School Program

    Curriculum

    463-9581

    Retention Policies

    Curriculum

    463-9581

    School Finance School Financial Audits Division 463-9095
    School Report Card

    Performance Reporting

    463-9704

    SDAA

    Student Assessment

    463-9536

    Special Education

    Special Education

    463-9414

    Statutory (Legal) Issues Legal Services 463-9720
    TAKS

    Student Assessment

    463-9536

    TAKS Testing Contractor

    Pearson Educational Measurement

    (800) 252-9186

    Texas Success Initiative (TSI) THECB 427-6100

     


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    Appendix A

    PEIMS Role Identifications

    (In Alphabetical Order by Label)

    CENTRAL ADMINISTRATORS

    027 Superintendent/CAO/CEO/President

    CAMPUS ADMINISTRATORS

    003 Assistant Principal

    EITHER CENTRAL OR CAMPUS ADMINISTRATORS*

    004 Assistant/Associate/Deputy Superintendent

    012 Instructional Officer

    020 Principal

    028 Teacher Supervisor

    032 Vocational Education Coordinator

    040 Athletic Director

    043 Business Manager

    044 Tax Assessor and/or Collector

    045 Director - Personnel/Human Resources

    055 Registrar

    PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT STAFF

    002 Art Therapist

    005 Associate School Psychologist

    006 Audiologist

    007 Corrective Therapist

    008 Counselor

    011 Educational Diagnostician

    013 Librarian

    015 Music Therapist

    016 Occupational Therapist

    017 Orientation & Mobility Instructor

    018 Physical Therapist

    019 Physician

    021 Recreational Therapist

    022 School Nurse

    023 School Psychologist

    024 Social Worker

    026 Speech Therapist

    030 Visiting Teacher

    041 Teacher Facilitator

    042 Teacher Appraiser

    054 Department Head

    056 Athletic Trainer

    058 Other Campus Professional Personnel

    080 Other Non-Campus Professional Personnel

    TEACHERS

    025 Special Duty Teacher

    029 Teacher

    047 Substitute Teacher

    EDUCATIONAL AIDES

    033 Educational Aide

    036 Non-Certified Interpreter

    037 Certified Interpreter

    AUXILIARY STAFF

    Employment record, but no responsibility records.

    * Administrators reported with these roles are categorized as central office or campus, depending on the organization ID reported for them.


    Appendix B

    Financial Accounting Codes for Revenue and Expenditure Items

    (In Alphabetical Order by Label)

    Label Included Funds*** Function(s) Object(s) Program(s)
    ACTUAL EXPENDITURE EXCLUSIONS
    Tuition Transfers for Grades/Services Not Offered All 91,96, 99 All 6000s All
    All 92-99 6222,6229 All
    Wealth Equalization Transfer All 91,96 All 6000s All
    Capital Projects Funds 601, 699 All All 6000s All
    Shared Services Arrangements Funds 290-379 and 430-459 All All 6000s and 6493 All
    Adult Education Programs 213, 220, 223, 231, 245, 381 382 All All 6000s All
    Tax Increment Fund All 97 All 6000s All
    ACTUAL INSTRUCTIONAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES BY PROGRAM
    Regular Education All 11,95 6100-6400 11
    Special Education All 11,95 6100-6400 23
    Compensatory Education All 11,95 6100-6400 24, 30
    Career & Technology Ed. All 11,95 6100-6400 22
    Bilingual/ESL Education All 11,95 6100-6400 25
    Gifted & Talented Education All 11,95 6100-6400 21
    Other All 11,95 6100-6400 26-29, 91, 99
    ACTUAL REVENUE EXCLUSIONS
    Wealth Equalization Transfer All 91,96 All 6000s All
    Capital Projects Funds 601, 699 n/a All 5000s All
    Shared Services Arrangements Funds 290-379 and 430-459 n/a All 5000s and 5722, 5841, 5951 All
    Adult Education Programs 213, 220, 223, 231, 245, 381, 382 n/a All 5000s All
    Tax Increment Fund All All 5746 All
    PER PUPIL EXPENDITURES
    Total Expenditures All All All 6000s All
    Total Operating Expenditures by Function* All Sum of Detail Below 6100-6400 All

    Instruction and Instructional Leadership*

    All 11,95,21 6100-6400 All

    School Leadership*

    All 23 6100-6400 All

    Central Administration

    All 41,92(or 81/Charter Schools) 6100-6400 All

    Other Operating

    All 12,13,31-36,51-53,93 6100-6400 All

    Other Campus Costs**

    All 12,13,31-33,35,36,51-53,93 6100-6400 All
    REVENUES BY SOURCE
    Local Tax All n/a 5710,5761 (less function 91&96 expenditures) n/a
    Other Local & Intermediate All n/a 5720-5745,5747-5750,5769 n/a
    State All n/a 5800 n/a
    Federal All n/a 5900 n/a
    TOTAL EXPENDITURES All Sum of Detail Below All 6000s All
    TOTAL EXPENDITURES BY FUNCTION*
    Operating All

    Sum of Operating Detail

       

    Instruction*

    All 11, 95 6100-6400 All

    Instructional-Related Services

    All 12,13 6100-6400 All

    Instructional Leadership*

    All 21 6100-6400 All

    School Leadership*

    All 23 6100-6400 All

    Support Services - Student

    All 31,32,33 6100-6400 All

    Student Transportation

    All 34 6100-6400 All

    Food Services

    All 35 6100-6400 All

    Cocurricular/Extracurricular Activities

    All 36 6100-6400 All

    Central Administration

    All 41,92(or 81/Chrtr Schools) 6100-6400 All

    Plant Maintenance & Operations

    All 51 6100-6400 All

    Security and Monitoring Services

    All 52 6100-6400 All

    Data Processing Services

    All 53 6100-6400 All

    Payments to Fiscal Agent of SSA's

    All 93 6100-6400 All

    Other Campus Costs**

    All 12,13,31-33,35,36,51-53,93 6100-6400 All
    Non-Operating All Sum of Non-Operating Detail 6100-6400 and 6500, 6600 All

    Debt Service

    All 71 6100-6400 and 6500 All

    Facilities Acquisition & Construction

    All 81 6100-6400 and 6600 All

    Community Services

    All 61 6100-6400 All
    TOTAL EXPENDITURES BY OBJECT
    Operating All All 6100-6400 All

    Payroll Costs

    All All 6100 All

    Professional and Contracted Services

    All All 6200 All

    Supplies and Materials

    All All 6300 All

    Other Operating Costs

    All All 6400 All

    Non-Operating

    All All 6500-6600 All

    Debt Service

    All All 6500 All

    Capital Outlay

    All All 6600 All
    TOTAL EXPENDITURES FOR ATHLETIC PROGRAMS All All All 6000s 91
    TOTAL REVENUES All n/a All 6000s 91

    * Indicates the item appears on the Campus Profile as well as District Profile. All items not marked appear only on the District Profile.

    ** Indicates the item appears on the Campus Profile only.

    *** Included Funds with a value of 'All' means all funds except those listed as excluded, specifically 601,699, 290-379, 430-459, 213, 220, 223, 231,245, 381, and 382.

    See the Financial Resource Guide (at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/school.finance/index.html) for explanations of the fund, function, object, and program codes.


    Appendix C

    Advanced Academic Courses

    2003-04 Academic Excellence Indicator System

    English Language Arts

    A3220100 English Language And Composition
    A3220200 English Literature And Composition
    A3220300 International English Language
    I3220300 English III
    I3220400 English IV
    03221100 Research/Technical Writing
    03221200 Creative/Imaginative Writing
    03221800 Independent Study In English
    03231000 Independent Study in Journalism
    03240400 Oral Interpretation III
    03240800 Debate III
    03241100 Public Speaking III
    03241200 Independent Study in Speech
    03221600 Humanities
    03221500 Literary Genres
    03231902 Advanced Broadcast Journalism

    Mathematics

    A3100101 Calculus AB
    A3100102 Calculus BC
    A3100200 AP Statistics
    I3100100 Mathematical Methods Subsidiary Level
    I3100200 Mathematical Studies Subsidiary Level
    I3100300 Mathematics Higher Level
    I3100400 Advanced Mathematics Subsidiary Level
    03101100 Pre-Calculus
    03102500 Independent Study in Mathematics (1st time)
    03102501 Independent Study in Mathematics (2nd time)

    Computer Science

    A3580100 Computer Science I
    A3580200 Computer Science II
    I3580200 Computer Science I
    I3580300 Computer Science II
    03580200 Computer Science I
    03580300 Computer Science II

    Science

    A3010200 Biology
    A3020000 Environmental Science
    A3040000 Chemistry
    A3050001 Physics B
    A3050002 Physics C
    I3010200 Biology
    I3020000 Environmental Systems
    I3040001 Chemistry I
    I3040002 Chemistry II
    I3050001 Physics I
    I3050002 Physics II
    I3010201 Biology II

    Social Studies/History

    A3310100 Micro Economics
    A3310200 Macro Economics
    A3330100 United States Government And Politics
    A3330200 Comparative Government And Politics
    A3340100 United States History
    A3340200 European History
    A3350100 Psychology
    A3360100 Human Geography
    A3370100 World History
    I3301100 History, Standard Level
    I3301200 History: Africa, Higher Level
    I3301300 History: Americas, Higher Level
    I3301400 History: East And Southeast Asia, Higher Level
    I3301500 History: Europe, Higher Level
    I3302100 Geography, Standard Level
    I3302200 Geography, Higher Level
    I3303100 Economics, Standard Level
    I3303200 Economics, Higher Level
    I3304100 Psychology, Standard Level
    I3304200 Psychology, Higher Level
    I3366010 Philosophy
    I3000100 Theory Of Knowledge
    03310301 Economics Advanced Studies
    03380001 Social Studies Advanced Studies

    Fine Arts

    A3150200 Music Theory
    A3500100 History Of Art
    A3500300 Art/Drawing
    A3500400 Art/Two-Dimensional Design Portfolio
    A3500500 Art/Three-Dimensional Design Portfolio
    I3250200 Music SL
    I3250300 Music HL
    I3600100 Art/Design HL
    I3600200 Art/Design SL-A
    I3600300 Art/Design SL-B
    I3750200 Theatre Arts SL
    I3750300 Theatre Arts HL
    03150400 Music IV Band
    03150800 Music IV Orchestra
    03151200 Music IV Choir
    03151600 Music IV Jazz Band
    03152000 Music IV Instrumental Ensemble
    03152400 Music IV Vocal Ensemble
    03250400 Theatre IV
    03251000 Theatre Production IV
    03251200 Technical Theatre IV
    03502300 Art IV Drawing
    03502400 Art IV Painting
    03502500 Art IV Printmaking
    03502600 Art IV Fibers
    03502700 Art IV Ceramics
    03502800 Art IV Sculpture
    03502900 Art IV Jewelry
    03503100 Art IV Photography
    03503200 Art IV Graphic Design
    03503500 Art IV Electronic Media
    03830400 Dance IV

    Advanced Languages (Modern or Classical)

    A3410100 French IV Language
    A3410200 French V Literature
    A3420100 German IV Language
    A3430100 Latin IV (Vergil)
    A3430200 Latin V (Catullus-Horace)
    A3440100 Spanish IV Language
    A3440200 Spanish V Literature
    I3120400 Japanese IV
    I3120500 Japanese V
    I3410400 French IV
    I3410500 French V
    I3420400 German IV
    I3420500 German V
    I3430400 Latin IV
    I3430500 Latin V
    I3440400 Spanish IV
    I3440500 Spanish V
    I3450400 Russian IV
    I3450500 Russian V
    I3480400 Hebrew IV
    I3480500 Hebrew V
    I3490400 Chinese IV
    I3490500 Chinese V
    I3996000 Other Foreign Language IV
    I3996100 Other Foreign Language V
    03110400 Arabic IV
    03110500 Arabic V
    03110600 Arabic VI
    03110700 Arabic VII
    03120400 Japanese IV
    03120500 Japanese V
    03120600 Japanese VI
    03120700 Japanese VII
    03400400 Italian IV
    03400500 Italian V
    03400600 Italian VI
    03400700 Italian VII
    03410400 French IV
    03410500 French V
    03410600 French VI
    03410700 French VII
    03420400 German IV
    03420500 German V
    03420600 German VI
    03420700 German VII
    03430400 Latin IV
    03430500 Latin V
    03430600 Latin VI
    03430700 Latin VII
    03440400 Spanish IV
    03440500 Spanish V
    03440600 Spanish VI
    03440700 Spanish VII
    03450400 Russian IV
    03450500 Russian V
    03450600 Russian VI
    03450700 Russian VII
    03460400 Czech IV
    03460500 Czech V
    03460600 Czech VI
    03460700 Czech VII
    03470400 Portuguese IV
    03470500 Portuguese V
    03470600 Portuguese VI
    03470700 Portuguese VII
    03480400 Hebrew IV
    03480500 Hebrew V
    03480600 Hebrew VI
    03480700 Hebrew VII
    03490400 Chinese IV
    03490500 Chinese V
    03490600 Chinese VI
    03490700 Chinese VII
    03980400 American Sign Language IV
    03980500 American Sign Language V
    03980600 American Sign Language VI
    03980700 American Sign Language VII
    03996000 Other Foreign Language IV
    03996100 Other Foreign Language V
    03996200 Other Foreign Language VI
    03996300 Other Foreign Language VII

    • All courses shown were for the 2002-03 school year.
    • An “A” prefix indicates a College Board Advanced Placement course.
    • An “I” prefix indicates an International Baccalaureate course.
    • Dual Enrollment courses are not specifically shown on this list.


    Appendix D


    Appendix E


    Appendix F


    Spring 2004 TAKS Reading (English) Performance Standards

      Standard
    Total Points Possible
    Number Correct
    Percent Correct
    Grade 3 Panel Recommendation
    36
    25 [1]
    69%
      One SEM Below [2004 Standard]
    23 [1]
    64%
      Commended Performance
    34 [1]

    94%

    Grade 4 Panel Recommendation
    40
    26
    65%
      One SEM Below [2004 Standard]
    24
    60%
      Commended Performance
    37

    93%

    Grade 5

    Panel Recommendation
    42
    30
    71%
      One SEM Below [2004 Standard]
    28
    67%
      Commended Performance
    39

    93%

    Grade 6

    Panel Recommendation
    42
    27
    64%
      One SEM Below [2004 Standard]
    24
    57%
      Commended Performance
    38

    90%

    Grade 7

    Panel Recommendation

    48

    34
    71%
      One SEM Below [2004 Standard]
    31
    65%
      Commended Performance
    45
    94%

    Grade 8

    Panel Recommendation
    48
    34
    71%
      One SEM Below [2004 Standard]
    31
    65%
      Commended Performance
    45

    92%

    Grade 9

    Panel Recommendation
    42
    23
    55%
      One SEM Below [2004 Standard]
    20
    48%
      Commended Performance
    35
    83%

    Spring 2004 TAKS Reading (Spanish) Performance Standards

      Standard
    Total Points Possible
    Number Correct
    Percent Correct
    Grade 3 Panel Recommendation
    36
    24 [1] 67%
      One SEM Below [2004 Standard] 22 [1] 61%
      Commended Performance 33 [1] 92%
    Grade 4 Panel Recommendation
    40
    25 63%
      One SEM Below [2004 Standard] 22 55%
      Commended Performance 35

    88%

    Grade 5

    Panel Recommendation
    42
    26 62%
      One SEM Below [2004 Standard] 23 55%
      Commended Performance 36 86%

    Grade 6

    Panel Recommendation
    42
    24 57%
      One SEM Below [2004 Standard]

    21

    50%
      Commended Performance 35 83%

    Spring 2004 TAKS English Language Arts Performance Standards [2]

      Standard
    Total Points Possible
    Number Correct
    Percent Correct
    Grade 10 Panel Recommendation
    73
    38
    52%
      One SEM Below [2004 Standard]
    34
    47%
      Commended Performance
    63

    86%

    Grade 11 Panel Recommendation
    73
    42
    58%
      One SEM Below
    39
    53%
      Two SEM Below [2004 Standard]
    36
    49%

     

    Commended Performance
    62
    85%

    Spring 2004 TAKS Writing (English) Performance Standards [3]

      Standard
    Total Points Possible
    Number Correct
    Percent Correct
    Grade 4 Panel Recommendation
    32
    18
    56%
      One SEM Below [2004 Standard]
    15
    47%
      Commended Performance
    28
    88%
    Grade 7 Panel Recommendation
    44
    22
    50%
      One SEM Below [2004 Standard]
    20
    45%
      Commended Performance
    38
    86%

    Spring 2004 TAKS Writing (Spanish) Performance Standards [3]

      Standard
    Total Points Possible
    Number Correct
    Percent Correct
    Grade 4 Panel Recommendation
    32
    16 50%
      One SEM Below [2004 Standard] 14 44%
      Commended Performance 26 81%

    Spring 2004 TAKS Mathematics (Spanish) Performance Standards

      Standard
    Total Points Possible
    Number Correct
    Percent Correct
    Grade 3 Panel Recommendation
    40
    28
    70%
      One SEM Below [2004 Standard]
    25
    63%
      Commended Performance
    37
    93%
    Grade 4 Panel Recommendation
    42
    28
    67%
      One SEM Below [2004 Standard]
    25
    60%
      Commended Performance
    37
    88%

    Grade 5

    Panel Recommendation
    44
    30
    68%
      One SEM Below [2004 Standard]
    26
    59%
      Commended Performance
    39
    89%

    Grade 6

    Panel Recommendation
    46
    27
    59%
      One SEM Below [2004 Standard]
    24
    52%
      Commended Performance
    39
    85%

    Spring 2004 TAKS Mathematics (English) Performance Standards

      Standard
    Total Points Possible
    Number Correct
    Percent Correct
    Grade 3 Panel Recommendation
    40
    27
    68%
      One SEM Below [2004 Standard]
    24
    60%
      Commended Performance
    37
    93%
    Grade 4 Panel Recommendation
    42
    28
    67%
      One SEM Below [2004 Standard]
    25
    60%
      Commended Performance
    39
    93%

    Grade 5

    Panel Recommendation
    44
    30
    68%
      One SEM Below [2004 Standard]
    27
    61%
      Commended Performance
    40
    91%

    Grade 6

    Panel Recommendation
    46
    28
    61%
      One SEM Below [2004 Standard]
    25
    54%
      Commended Performance
    40
    87%

    Grade 7

    Panel Recommendation
    48
    28
    58%
      One SEM Below [2004 Standard]
    25
    52%
      Commended Performance
    44
    92%

    Grade 8

    Panel Recommendation
    50
    31
    62%
      One SEM Below [2004 Standard]
    28
    56%
      Commended Performance
    45
    90%

    Grade 9

    Panel Recommendation
    52
    31
    60%
      One SEM Below [2004 Standard]
    28
    54%
      Commended Performance
    45
    87%
    Grade 10 Panel Recommendation
    56
    34
    61%
      One SEM Below [2004 Standard]
    30
    54%
      Commended Performance
    51
    91%
    Grade 11 Panel Recommendation
    60
    32
    53%
      One SEM Below
    28
    47%
      Two SEM Below [2004 Standard]
    24
    40%

     

    Commended Performance
    53
    88%

    Spring 2004 TAKS Social Studies Performance Standards

      Standard
    Total Points Possible
    Number Correct
    Percent Correct
    Grade 8 Panel Recommendation
    48
    25
    52%
      One SEM Below [2004 Standard]
    22
    46%
      Commended Performance
    42
    88%
    Grade 10 Panel Recommendation
    50
    30
    60%
      One SEM Below [2004 Standard]
    27
    54%
      Commended Performance
    45
    90%
    Grade 11 Panel Recommendation
    55
    28
    51%
      One SEM Below
    25
    45%
      Two SEM Below [2004 Standard]
    22
    40%

     

    Commended Performance
    49
    89%

    Spring 2004 TAKS Science (English) Performance Standards

      Standard
    Total Points Possible
    Number Correct
    Percent Correct
    Grade 5 Panel Recommendation
    40
    31
    78%
      One SEM Below [2004 Standard]
    28
    70%
      Commended Performance
    37
    93%
    Grade 10 Panel Recommendation
    55
    34
    62%
      One SEM Below [2004 Standard]
    30
    55%
      Commended Performance
    50
    91%
    Grade 11 Panel Recommendation
    55
    31
    56%
      One SEM Below
    27
    49%
      Two SEM Below [2004 Standard]
    24
    44%

     

    Commended Performance
    50
    91%

    Spring 2004 TAKS Science (Spanish) Performance Standards

      Standard
    Total Points Possible
    Number Correct
    Percent Correct
    Grade 5 Panel Recommendation
    40
    32 80%
      One SEM Below [2004 Standard] 29 73%
      Commended Performance 38 95%

    [1] March 2004 (first administration) Grade 3 Reading TAKS standards.

    [2] An essay rating of 2 or higher is required for Met Standard on the English Language Arts tests.

    [3] An essay rating of 2 or higher is required for Met Standard and an essay rating of 3 or higher is required for Commended Performance on the grades 4 and 7 writing tests.

    The numbers and percents shown on this table are based on the first administration of the spring 2004 TAKS test. It should not be used to anticipate the exact number and percent correct required to meet the standard or achieve Commended Performance on future test administrations. This is because the numbers may differ slightly from those shown above to ensure that equivalent standards are maintained for each TAKS administration.


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