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Accountability Update Number 1

HOUSTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

May 11, 2011

Accountability Changes in 2011 This update describes changes to the state and federal accountability systems for 2011 and includes a synopsis of the upcoming State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) system.

Impact of New Accountability Standards In 2011, fewer districts and campuses may meet Exemplary and Recognized ratings than in 2010 because of several changes in the state’s accountability system that make it more rigorous. Similarly, changes to standards on the federal accountability system will make it more difficult to meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). The Houston Independent School District (HISD) has taken steps to minimize the impact of these changes on the district and schools. Even with these efforts, school ratings may be impacted considerably. One of the biggest changes next year is the discontinuation of the Texas Projection Measure (TPM). This calculation was used by the state to determine if a student is likely to pass the assessment at a future grade and was incorporated in state and federal accountability ratings. HISD’s state and federal ratings with and without TPM are shown in Tables 1 and 2.

How HISD is Preparing Developing and implementing comprehensive appraisal and growth systems for principals and teachers that will provide them with training and supports necessary to improve instructional practices for student learning and achievement. Providing training to SIOs, principals, assistant principals and data specialists at each school on the new accountability standards. Developing and revising the curriculum to ensure that it is aligned to higher standards of college and career readiness. Partnering with the College Board to increase the number of Advanced Placement courses offered and to implement college prep curricula (SpringBoard) in middle and high schools.


Calculating 2011 Ratings With and Without the Texas Projection Measure The final state accountability ratings for 2009-2010 are shown in Table 1. When TPM is removed, the percentage of Exemplary and Recognized schools in the district decreases from 74 percent to 60 percent. The number of academically unacceptable schools would increase from 7 schools to 17 schools. The federal accountability system measures Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) and when TPM is removed, there will be a similar impact as shown in Table 2. For the final ratings in 2010, 92 percent of HISD campuses met AYP with TPM while only 76 percent met AYP without TPM. The number of schools that did not meet AYP when TPM is removed would increase from 20 to 64 schools.

Table 1: State Accountability 2010 Rating

Exemplary Recognized Academically Acceptable Academically Unacceptable AEA: Academically Acceptable* AEA: Academically Unacceptable* Total

2010 (TPM) # Campuses 101 107 49 7 16 0 280

74%

2010 (No TPM)

% Campuses 36.1 38.2 17.5 2.5 5.7 0.0 100.0

# Campuses 56 113 78 17 16 0 280

% Campuses 20.0 60% 40.4 27.8 6.1 5.7 0.0 100.0

*Alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are used for alternative education campuses and ratings are based on different standards.

Table 2: Federal Accountability 2010 Rating

Met AYP Missed AYP Total Evaluated

2010 (TPM) # Campuses 254 20 274

2010 (No TPM)

% Campuses 92.7 7.3 100.0

# Campuses 210 64 274

% Campuses 76.6 23.4 100.0

Source: Moak, Casey and Associates, from TEA Data File

Read the complete report on changes to the Accountability System for 2011 at: http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/perfreport/ account/2011/index.html


Changes to State Accountability for 2011 • The Texas Projection Measure (TPM) and TAKSAlternate (TAKS-Alt) growth measure will be discontinued. • TAKS-Modified (TAKS-M) and TAKS-Alt test results will be included in TAKS Met Standard for the first time. • Academically Acceptable standards will increase by five percentage points in math (65%) and science (60%). • A Commended Performance (CP) Indicator has been added to achieve Recognized (15%) and Exemplary (25%) ratings. CP will be evaluated only for reading/English Language Arts and math for two student groups - All Students and Economically Disadvantaged. • An English Language Learners (ELL) Progress Indicator will be added. Campuses and districts must meet a standard of 60% to attain a Recognized or Exemplary rating. This standard is a combination of TAKS and TELPAS performance for current and monitored Limited English Proficient students in their second year of U.S. schooling and beyond. This indicator does qualify for Required Improvement and Exceptions provisions to allow for ratings improvements. • The new federal definitions for race and ethnicity will be used in the 2011 accountability system and future reports. For now, the student groups will continue to be All Students, African American, Hispanic, White, and Economically Disadvantaged. • A new provision will be employed for the TAKS Met Standard Indicator. The provision will redistribute

students who indicate their ethnicity is not Hispanic/Latino and who select multiple races. These students will be distributed into either the African American or White categories based on the information submitted on the 2009-2010 TAKS answer documents for these students. If the reconfigured student group performance results in a higher rating for a campus or district, the higher rating will be used. • Required Improvement will be calculated by comparing the 2011 results with the new race/ethnicity data to the 2010 data with the previous definitions. The 2010 data will include TAKS-M and TAKS-Alt. • The grade 7-8 Annual Dropout Rate Indicator decreased by 0.2%, from 1.8 percent to 1.6 percent, making it more rigorous. The new federal definitions for race and ethnicity will be used for the Annual Dropout Rate Indicator, but no additional student groups will be used beyond the previously used groups. Required Improvement for Dropout Rates will continue to be used. • The Completion Rate Indicator will be recalculated using a methodology to create completion rates for campuses with grade 9 and either grade 11 or 12 in both year 1 and year 5 or campuses with grade 12 in both year 1 and year 5. The new Completion Rate will use former race/ethnicity definitions. Only the continuers will use race/ethnicity reported from the new collection. For students who report as Two or More in year 5, they will be matched back to the prior year to obtain their previously reported ethnicity.

Changes to Federal Accountability for 2011 • The Texas Projection Measure (TPM) and TAKS-Alt growth measure will be discontinued. • AYP standards will increase for math (75%) and reading (80%). • New federal definitions for race and ethnicity will be used, but no additional student groups beyond previously used ones will be included.

A new provision will be used for the TAKS Met Standard Indicator. The provision will redistribute students who indicate their ethnicity is not Hispanic/Latino and who select multiple races. These students will be distributed into either the African American or White categories based on the information submitted on the 2009-2010 TAKS answer documents for these students. If the reconfigured student group performance results in a higher rating for a campus or district, the higher rating will be used.


Table 3: State Academic Performance Standards 2010

2011

TAKS, TAKS-Acc

TAKS, TAKS-Acc, TAKS-M, TAKS-Alt, TELPAS

Math - 60% Science - 55%

Math - 65% (up 5%) Science - 60% (up 5%)

Yes

No

Additional Cells

5 Subjects, All Students, African American, Hispanic, White, Economically Disadvantaged

5 Subjects, All Students, African American, Hispanic, White, Eco Dis, ELL Progress (All Stu), Math All Students Commended, Math Eco Dis Commended, Read/ELA All Students Commended, Read/ELA Eco Dis Commended for a total of 5 new cells

Ethnicity

African American, Hispanic, White

Two or More may get redistributed if both African American and White

Exemplary - 90% All Subjects Recognized -80% All Subjects Acceptable - 70% Read/ELA, Writing, Soc. Stud. 60% Math and 55% Science

Exemplary - 90% All Subjects, 25% Commended 60% ELL Recognized - 80% All Subjects, 15% Commended 60% ELL Acceptable - 70% Read/ELA, Writing, Soc. Stud. 65% Math and 60% Science

Tests Passing Standards TPM

Ratings

Source: AEIS Accountability Manual

School-Level Results State accountability results by campus with TPM are available in Table 5 and results by campus without TPM are shown in Table 6.

Transitioning from TAKS to STAAR

Table 4: AYP Standards 2010

2011

Math

67%

75%

Reading

73%

80%

TPM

Yes

No

Tests

TAKS, TAKS-Acc, TAKS-M, TAKS-Alt, TAKS-Lat, TELPAS

TAKS, TAKS-Acc, TAKS-M, TAKS-Alt, TAKS-Lat, TELPAS

Source: 2010 AYP Manual The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) tests will replace TAKS starting in 2011-2012. The STAAR tests will be more rigorous than the TAKS tests and are designed to measure a student’s college and career readiness, starting in elementary school. STAAR includes the 12 secondary end-of-course assessments and the new grade 3–8 assessments. Although they are designed to test students’ knowledge and skills more deeply, STAAR tests will continue to be based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills.

In 2012, districts and campuses will not receive a rating due to the fact that the new STAAR assessments will be administered for the first time and the Texas Education Agency is developing a new accountability system for 2013. Therefore, ratings from the 2011 state system will rollover for campuses and districts through 2012.


(2010 SPRING TAKS)

Table 5: Houston Independent School District

2010 STATE ACCOUNTABILITY RATINGS WITH TPM Exemplary 101 Schools, 36% Alcott ES Benbrook ES Briarmeadow Charter School Briarmeadow MS Browning ES Burbank MS Burrus ES Bush ES Cage ES Carnegie Vanguard HS Challenge HS Codwell ES Condit ES Cornelius ES

Cook ES Coop ES Crawford ES Crockett ES DeBakey HSHP HS DeChaumes ES DeZavala ES Dodson ES East Early College HS Eastwood Academy Eliot ES Empowerment HS Energized ES Energized MS Energized HS Field ES

Foster ES Gallegos ES Garden Villas ES George Place ES Grissom ES Harris, J.R. ES Harris, R. P. ES Hartsfield ES Harvard ES Henderson, J.P. ES Houston Acad International HS Houston Gardens Horn ES International HS @ Sharpstown

Johnston MS Kaleidoscope MS Kashmere Gardens Kennedy ES Ketelsen ES Kolter ES Lantrip ES Lockhart ES Looscan ES Love ES Lovett ES Lyons ES Mading ES Martinez, R. ES McDade ES Milne ES

Moreno ES North Houston Early College HS Oak Forest ES Oates ES Osborne ES Park Place ES Parker ES Patterson ES Performing and Visual Arts HS Pilgrim MS Pin Oak MS Pleasantville ES Port Houston ES Project Chrysalis MS

Pugh ES Rice School MS River Oaks ES Rhoads ES Roberts ES Rogers, T. ES Rogers MS Ross ES Sanchez ES Seguin ES Sherman ES Scott ES Scroggins ES Sinclair ES S. Early College HS Southmayd ES

Stevens ES Stevenson MS Sutton ES TSU Charter ES Twain ES Wesley ES West University ES White ES Whittier ES Woodson K-8

Poe ES Red ES Revere MS Reynolds ES Rice School ES Rodriguez ES Roosevelt ES Rucker ES Rusk ES Scarborough ES Scarborough HS Sharpstown MS Shearn ES Smith, K. ES Stevenson ES Sugar Grove ES

Thompson ES Tijerina ES Travis ES Valley West ES Waltrip HS Wharton K8 Welch MS West Briar MS Whidby ES Williams MS Windsor Village ES Young E. M. Young Scholars

Wainwright ES Walnut Bend ES WALIPP MS Washington HS Westbury HS Westside HS Wheatley HS Wilson ES

Worthing HS Woodson MS Yates HS

Lee HS**

Sharpstown HS*

Recognized 107 Schools, 38% Almeda ES Anderson ES Askew ES Atherton ES Austin HS Braeburn ES Barrick ES Bastian ES Bell ES Bellaire HS Berry ES Black MS Bonham ES Bonner ES Burnet ES Briargrove ES

Briscoe ES Brookline ES Burbank ES Carrillo ES Clifton MS Crespo ES Cunningham ES Daily ES Davila ES Dogan ES Durham ES Durkee ES Edison MS Emerson ES Energized for Ex ES

Energized For STEM Academy Fondren ES Fondren MS Fonville MS Foerster ES Furr HS Franklin ES Garden Oaks ES Golfcrest ES Gordon ES Grady MS Gregg ES Hamilton MS Hartman MS Helms ES

Herod ES Herrera ES Highland Heights ES Hines-Caldwell ES Hobby ES Hogg MS Holland MS HSLECJ Isaacs ES Jackson MS Janowski ES Jordan HS Lamar HS Lanier MS Law ES Long MS

Longfellow ES MacGregor ES Martinez, C. ES McNamara ES McReynolds MS Milby HS Mitchell ES Montgomery ES Neff ES Ninth Grade Prep Academy Northline ES Paige ES Peck ES Pershing MS Piney Point ES

Academically Acceptable 49 Schools, 18% Ashford ES Attucks MS Benavidez ES Blackshear ES Bruce ES Chavez HS Cullen MS Davis HS

Deady MS Dominion Academy Dowling MS Elrod ES Garcia ES Gregory-Lincoln ES Gregory-Lincoln MS Grimes ES

Gross ES Halpin Center Henry MS Houston Math/ Sci/Tech Ctr Jefferson ES Kandy Stripe MS Lewis ES

Madison HS Marshall MS Memorial ES Mount Carmel Academy Ortiz MS Petersen ES Reagan HS

Robinson ES Ryan MS Shadowbriar ESSmith, E.O. ES Smith, E.O. MS Sterling HS Thomas MS Tinsley ES

Academically Unacceptable 7 Schools, 3% Frost ES

Jones HS

Kashmere HS*

Kelso ES

Key MS

Alternative Education Accountability, Academically Acceptable 16 Schools, 6% Advantage East Carter Career CLC HS

CLC MS Comm. Serv. Hope

HSBE Inspired N. Inspired W.

Las Americas MS Leader’s Aca. Liberty HS

New Aspirations Pro-Vision MS Reach Charter

*Academically Unacceptable for two consecutive years ** Academically Unacceptable for three consecutive years

Vision Academy


Table 6: Houston Independent School District

2010 STATE ACCOUNTABILITY RATINGS WITHOUT TPM Exemplary 56 Schools, 20% Benbrook ES Briarmeadow ES Briarmeadow MS Browning ES Burrus ES Bush ES Carnegie Vanguard HS Challenge HS

East Early College HS Eastwood Empowerment HS Energized MS Field ES Henderson, J.P. ES Horn ES Houston Acad International HS

Condit ES Cornelius ES Crockett ES DeChaumes ES DeBakey HSHP DeZavala ES Dodson ES E-STEM HS E-STEM MS

Kaleidoscope MS Kennedy ES Kolter ES Lantrip ES Lockhart ES Looscan ES Lovett ES Lyons ES Moreno ES

North Houston Early College HS Oak Forest ES Osborne ES Park Place ES Parker ES Performing and Visual Arts HS Pin Oak MS

Port Houston ES Project Chrysalis MS River Oaks ES Roberts ES Rogers MS Rogers, T.H. ES Ross ES Scott ES Southmayd ES

Sutton ES TSU Charter ES Twain ES West University ES White ES Woodson K-8

Reynolds ES Rhoads ES Rice School ES Rice School MS Rodriguez ES Roosevelt ES Rucker ES Rusk Academy Sanchez ES Scroggins ES Seguin ES Sherman ES Sinclair ES Smith, K. ES S. Early College HS Stevens ES Stevenson ES

Stevenson MS Sugar Grove ES Thompson ES Tijerina ES Travis ES Valley West ES Wesley ES Wharton ES Whidby ES Whittier ES Williams MS Young ES Young Scholars

Scarborough HS Shadowbriar ES Shearn ES Sharpstown MS Sterling HS Thomas MS Tinsley ES Wainwright ES WALIPP MS Waltrip HS Walnut Bend ES Washington HS

Welch MS West Briar MS Westbury HS Westside HS Wilson ES Windsor Village ES Woodson MS Yates HS

Recognized 113 Schools, 40% Alcott ES Almeda ES Anderson ES Askew ES Austin HS Barrick ES Bastian ES Bell ES Berry ES Bonner ES Braeburn ES Briargrove ES Briscoe ES Brookline ES Burbank ES Burbank MS Burnet ES

Foster ES Franklin ES Gallegos ES Garden Oaks ES Garden Villas ES George Place ES Golfcrest ES Gregg ES Grissom ES Hamilton MS Harris, J.R. ES Harris, R. P. ES Hartsfield ES Harvard ES Helms ES Henderson, N.Q. ES Herod ES

Cage ES Clifton MS Codwell ES Cook ES Coop ES Crawford ES Crespo ES Cunningham ES Daily ES Davila ES Durham ES Durkee ES Eliot ES Emerson ES Energized ES Fleming MS Foerster ES

Herrera ES Hines-Caldwell ES Hobby ES Houston Gardens ES Inter HS @ Sharpstown Isaacs ES Jackson MS Johnston MS Kashmere Gardens ES Ketelsen ES Lamar HS Law ES Love ES MacGregor ES Mading ES

Martinez, R. ES McDade ES McReynolds MS Milne ES Mitchell ES Montgomery ES Northline ES Oates ES Patterson ES Peck ES Pilgrim K8 Piney Point ES Pleasantville ES Poe ES Pugh ES Red ES Revere MS

Academically Acceptable 78 Schools, 28% Ashford ES Atherton ES Benavidez ES Bellaire HS Black MS Blackshear ES Bonham ES Bruce ES Carrillo ES Chavez HS Cullen MS Dominion MS

Grimes ES Halpin Center Hartman MS Henry MS Highland Heights ES Hogg MS Holland MS Houston Math/ Sci/Tech Ctr Janowski ES Jefferson ES Jordan HS

Dogan ES Dowling MS E-STEM Academy Edison MS Elrod ES Fondren ES Fondren MS Fonville MS Furr HS Garcia ES Gordon ES Grady MS

Kandy Stripe MS Lanier MS Law Enforcement HS Lewis ES Long MS Longfellow ES Madison HS Marshall MS Martinez, C. ES McNamara ES Memorial ES Milby HS

Mount Carmel HS Neff ES Ninth Grade Prep Academy Ortiz MS Paige ES Pershing MS Petersen ES Reagan HS Robinson ES Ryan MS Scarborough ES

Academically Unacceptable 17 Schools, 6% Attucks MS Davis HS Deady MS

Gregory-Lincoln ES Gregory-Lincoln MS Gross ES

Jones HS Key MS Lee HS

Frost ES Kashmere HS Kelso ES

Sharpstown HS Smith, E.O. ES Smith, E.O. MS

Wheatley HS Worthing HS

Alternative Education Accountability, Academically Acceptable 16 Schools, 6% Adv.Virt. Acad. Carter Career CLC HS

CLC MS Com. Services Hope Academy

HSBEC Inspired for Exc. N. Inspired for Exc. W.

Las Americas MS Leader’s Acad HS Liberty HS

New Aspirations Pro-Vision MS Reach Charter

Vision Academy

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