School districts in Texas are measured by a multitude of tools. These measurement tools all vary in what they are measuring, how they measure the district, who they measure in the district as well as when they measure students within the district.
State Measurement -- The new accountability system rolled out this summer. This system is very different from the prior system that only measured student performance based on subjects and subpopulations as well as graduation and dropout rates. This system attempts to integrate the state and federal requirements for accountability and assessment in Texas public schools.
The new system measures student performance in a variety of ways while also including targets for individual student improvement by campus measurements, graduation rates based upon 4 year and 5 year graduation rates, recommended and distinguished graduation plans, and student performance based upon economically disadvantaged status and the two lowest subpopulations from race/ethnicity from the prior year campus results.
Below is a presentation from the August school board meeting that points out the differences with each Index in the new system. We are learning more about the new system on a daily basis and will update as we receive more information. If you have any specific questions, please contact email@example.com for more clarification.