|School districts in Texas are evaluated under the state's accountability system, which is administered by the Texas Education Agency. In addition to the state accountability system, districts are also evaluated under a federal accountability system, commonly known as No Child Left Behind, and starting in 2014 are evaluated under a local accountability system, the Community and Student Engagement Accountability System (CSE).
The Texas accountability system has changed over time, but has historically relied upon the student results on specific state assessments to determine a rating for each district and school. The state assessment used to evaluate students has also changed over time, from the TAAS test to the TAKS test to the newer STAAR test.
Initial district and school ratings under the STAAR-based Texas accountability system have been posted. Under the new accountability system the district and campuses may receive a rating of Met Standard, Improvement Required, or Not Rated. Richardson ISD received a rating of Met Standard. In addition, all 54 campuses in RISD received a rating of Met Standard. The accountability system contains four performance indexes each with a category of Met Standard or Did Not Meet Standard. Campuses that receive a Met Standard rating are eligible for Academic Distinction Designations. In RISD 41 campuses earned at least one distinction with six campuses earning all eligible distinctions.
Accountability Ratings Summary 2016 list the ratings and index scores for the district and each campus as released by TEA on August 15th. Overview of Performance Index Framework (one page) gives a visual overview of the performance indices for 2016.
Targeted IR/FIR Campus Improvement Plans
2015-16 TIP Bukhair Elementary (PDF)
2015-16 TIP RISD Academy (PDF)
2015-16 TIP Thurgood Marshall Elementary (PDF)
Local Accountability - CSE
In addition to accountability results based on student assessment, beginning in 2013-2014, every Texas school district is required to evaluate each campus and the district as a whole on nine factors and assign ratings of Exemplary, Recognized, Acceptable, or Unacceptable. These factors and ratings comprise the Community and Student Engagement Accountability System (CSE).
These ratings, which are based on individual districts' input, allow each district and campus to showcase the many opportunities they provide to students, families, and the community in areas other than standardized testing and provide more local control.
To see the instrument used by RISD, please click here.
Please select a school from the Community and Student Engagement drop down menu to see its CSE Report. Please click here to see the district report.
For questions about a school's Community and Student Engagement accountability rating, please contact the campus principal.
Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR)
The Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR), formerly known as the AEIS (Academic Excellence Indicator System) reports, pull together a wide range of information annually on the performance of students in each school and district in Texas. The reports also provide extensive information on staff, programs, and demographics for each school and district.
Annual Performance Report 2015-2016 - includes Campus AEIS Reports
Click here to download Volume I of the Annual Performance Report
Click here to download Volume II of the Annual Performance Report
Public Education Grant (PEG) Program
In 1995, the Texas Legislature created the Public Education Grant (PEG) program (TEC §§29.201 - 29.205). The PEG program permits parents whose children attend schools on the PEG list to request that their children transfer to schools in other districts. A list of PEG-designated schools is provided to districts annually. By February 1, districts must notify each parent of a student in the district assigned to attend a school on the PEG list. Parents may then request a transfer for the following school year.
PEG Program Files
2017-2018 Richardson ISD PEG List
2017-2018 Methodology Explanation
PEG Notification Letters
2017 Carolyn G Bukhair Elementary PEG Letter: English | Spanish
2017 Forest Lane Academy PEG Letter: English | Spanish
2017 Northlake Elementary PEG Letter: English | Spanish
2017 RISD Academy PEG Letter: English | Spanish
2017 Thurgood Marshall Elementary PEG Letter: English | Spanish
Public Education Grant (PEG) Frequently Asked Questions
Texas Granted NCLB Waiver – September 30, 2013
The U.S. Department of Education has approved the State of Texas for a waiver from No Child Left Behind (NCLB). This means that RISD and its schools will not receive federal ratings of "Met AYP" or "Missed AYP" for 2012-13 or 2013-14. Under the waiver, the lowest performing 15% of Texas schools may still be subject to federal intervention. Texas joins most other states in the U.S. in receiving a NCLB waiver.
Read the press release
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)
The federal No Child Left Behind system was implemented in 2002, and also primarily evaluates districts and schools based on student results on specific state assessments, although in a different way. When it was enacted, the NCLB law required a yearly increase in the student assessment passage rates required to earn a "Meets Adequate Yearly Progress" rating. As years have passed, the required passage rates have increased, leading up to a 100 percent required passage rate for the 2013-14 school year. Because expectations under the law have risen to the point that every student in the United States must attain perfect passage rates this school year, many schools and districts around the country have or will "Miss AYP," and almost every state, including Texas, has applied for a federal waiver from NCLB requirements.
NCLB Letter to Parent/Guardian (English)
NCLB Letter to Parent/Guardian (Spanish)
NCLB Report Cards
The NCLB data is reported in six parts.
Part I: Percent Tested and Student Achievement by Proficiency Level – Provides the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) performance and participation results for each subject area and grade level tested.
Participation reports also include reports of the participation of Children with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) by assessment type.
Part II: Student Achievement and State Academic Annual Measurable Objects (AMOs) – Provides the AMO outcomes and data table of STAAR performance results for each subject area tested in the accountability subset. This section also includes participation rates on STAAR for reading/English and mathematics, use of alternative assessments, plus four-year and five-year graduation rates.
Part III: Priority and Focus Schools – Provides information on priority schools and focus schools. Priority schools are the lowest 5% of Title I-served campuses based on performance in reading and mathematics and graduation rates. Focus schools are 10% of Title I served campuses, not already identified as priority schools, that have the widest gaps between student group performance and safeguard targets.
Part IV: Teacher Quality Data – Provides information on teacher quality in three parts:
Part V: Graduates Enrolled in Texas Institution of Higher Education (IHE) – Provides the percentage of students who enroll and begin instruction at an institution of higher education in Texas during the school year (fall or spring semester) following high school graduation.
- Part A – Percent of Teachers by Highest Degree Held – Professional qualifications of all public elementary and secondary teachers in the Texas
- Part B and C – Teachers with Emergency/Provisional Credentials, Highly Qualified (HQ) Teachers High Poverty/Low Poverty Summary Reports – Percentage of all public elementary and secondary school teachers teaching with emergency or provisional credentials, and the percentage of classes in the state not taught by highly qualified teachers disaggregated by high-poverty compared to low-poverty schools.
Part VI: Statewide National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Results – Provides most recent NAEP results for Texas showing reading and mathematics performance results and participation rates, disaggregated by student group.
All report cards are PDF and include links to each part of the report card.
Click here to access the District Report Card
Click here to access the State Report Card
Click here to view RISD test scores.
TAKS-Based Accountability Ratings
Until 2011, the State of Texas used a different accountability system to rate schools, based on the TAKS test that is no longer administered to students. That rating system offered each school four possible ratings, Exemplary, Recognized, , Academically Acceptable and Academically Unacceptable. Please click here to see RISD campus ratings under this previous accountability system.
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