The Texas Education Agency (TEA) Accountability System assigns ratings to districts and campuses annually. Schools are measured against similar campuses for academic performance overall and within small subgroups of student-types. To ensure our students are receiving everything they need to succeed, Waxahachie ISD, along with the Texas Education Agency and the U.S. Department of Education, provide the adjacent reports.
The TEA announced that A-F ratings are paused again for the 2020-21 school year due to the ongoing disruptions associated with COVID-19. STAAR testing will proceed in order to provide parents and educators with critically important information about individual student learning and gauge the impact of the pandemic on education.The state accountability system uses a performance domain framework that considers three areas:
- Student Achievement evaluates performance across all subjects for all students, on both general and alternate assessments, College, Career, and Military Readiness (CCMR) indicators, and graduation rates. Student Achievement Domain
- School Progress measures district and campus outcomes in two areas: the number of students that grew at least one year academically (or are on track) as measured by STAAR results and the achievement of all students relative to districts or campuses with similar economically disadvantaged percentages. School Growth Domain
- Closing the Gaps uses disaggregated data to demonstrate differentials among racial/ethnic groups, socioeconomic backgrounds, and other factors. The indicators are included in this domain, as well as the domain's construction, align the state accountability system with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Closing the Gaps Domain Summary
Due to the impact of the pandemic, all districts and campuses have been labeled Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster for 2021.
For clarification or additional assistance with the content on this page, please reach out to the offices of the Assistant Superintendents of Learning at (972) 923-4631 and the Director of Assessment & Accountability at (972) 923-4727.