This Week in Performance Reporting
What’s New in Performance Reporting
Pairing Registration Window
Campuses that do not serve any grade level in which STAAR assessments are administered are paired with another campus in the same district or the district itself for accountability purposes. Pairing registration will be available within the TEA Login (TEAL) system. Email notification will be sent to superintendents of Pairing campuses on Monday, April 24, 2023.
AEA Final Listing
The final listing for district campuses and charter schools has been posted on the 2023 Accountability Rating System | Texas Education Agency page.
March TAAG Meeting Notes and Presentation
The March TAAG meeting notes and presentation has been posted to the 2023 Accountability Development Materials | Texas Education Agency page.
We are Hiring!
The Training and Outreach Coordinator ensures stakeholders receive clear and effective communication about the A-F accountability system. This role contributes directly to the work of TEA’s Performance Reporting division, which seeks to ensure continuous improvement in the academic achievement of all Texas public school students. The Coordinator provides guidance, resources, outreach, and training to help ESCs, school administrators, teachers, parents, and the public understand and benefit from the accountability system. We are looking for an educator who is knowledgeable of state and federal assessment and accountability laws and regulations and has outstanding customer service, communication, and interpersonal skills.
Apply here; applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Assessment Scoring and Reporting
Spring 2023 STAAR Administration
Testing Windows - The testing window for the spring 2023 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) administration opens on Tuesday, April 18, and closes Friday, April 28, for reading language arts (RLA) assessments. All STAAR RLA assessments, including tests for grades 3–8, English I, and English II, must be completed by April 28, 2023. The testing window for science and social studies is April 25–May 5, and the testing window for mathematics is May 2–May 12.
Student Responses - District testing personnel must ensure all student responses for paper administrations of STAAR RLA are entered and submitted in the Data Entry Interface (DEI) by 11:59 p.m. (CT) April 28, 2023. If district personnel do not submit student responses in DEI by this date, the responses will not be scored. It is highly recommended that districts reserve the last 2–3 days of the STAAR RLA testing window for DEI submissions.
2023 STAAR Alternate 2 Administration
Completing Administrations - District testing personnel must ensure all student responses for STAAR Alternate 2 are entered and submitted in DEI by 11:59 p.m. (CT) April 28, 2023. Tests paused in DEI must be submitted. If the tests are not submitted, they will expire, and no scores will be reported. It is highly recommended that districts reserve the last 2–3 days of this testing window for DEI submissions.
Reporting - Districts personnel must ensure all score codes and student information are entered in the Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) by April 28. This includes student demographics, program enrollment, and designated supports. If district testing personnel make changes to the information after this date, those changes will not be included in accountability reports. The reporting student data file format is available on the Texas Assessment website.
Printed Report Cards and Confidential Student Labels - Districts will not receive printed copies of STAAR Alternate 2 report cards unless they opt in to receive paper copies by April 28. Districts will receive confidential student labels unless they opt out of receiving labels by April 28. District personnel may make their selections for these options by using the Score Reporting and Label Requests module in TIDE.
Texas Formative Assessment Resource
The Texas Formative Assessment Resource (TFAR) system has been updated to include writing checklists, mathematics reference materials, and science reference materials. These documents are available in the Test Properties menu to be selected for inclusion on a test.
A new training video, How to Generate Test Session Status Reports for Scheduled Sessions, has been posted to the District and Campus Coordinator Resources. Refer to the Updates to Coordinator Resources section for the latest updates.
For questions or assistance regarding the information in this communication, contact Texas Testing Support at 833-601-8821, TexasTestingSupport@cambiumassessment.com, or TexasAssessment.gov via live chat.
Performance Reporting Calendar
April 24, 2023: 2023 Pairing Registration Window Opens
May: Preliminary 2023 Accountability Manual Release and Public Comment Period Opens; What if Report (TEAL) Release
Late May: CCMR Verifier (2022 Graduates) Corrections Window Opens
Late May/ Early June: 2023 A–F Estimator Public Web Release
July: CCMR Tracker (Part 2) Release (2022-23 grade 9-12 students)
Summer: 2023 A–F Refresh Parent Resources, Explanatory Materials, Videos Released
August 2023: Final 2023 Accountability Manual (All Chapters and Appendices) Released
Late September 2023: Accountability Ratings Published (TEA and TXschools.gov)
Late September 2023: Accountability Appeals Registration Window Opens
Fall 2023: Results Driven Accountability (RDA) Integration Taskforce Meeting