Changes in State Accountability

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At the March 30 board work session, trustees heard about some of the changes coming to the state accountability ratings.

The state reviews the system every five years. In 2017, Texas House Bill 22 was passed establishing three domains for measuring the academic performance of districts and campuses: student achievement, school progress, and closing the gaps. Under this accountability system, districts and campuses receive a letter rating of A through F for overall performance, as well as for performance in each of the three domains.

Richardson ISD received an overall rating B, and 49 of 53 campuses received a rating of C or higher.

This year, the state’s accountability refresh means a lot of changes are coming to the way accountability ratings are achieved. The state wants each school district to achieve a letter grade that is consistent with the knowledge of the student population and easily understood by the community.

Due to changes to the state accountability system, along with the redesigned STAAR test, RISD anticipates school and district ratings to drop in 2023 and likely rebound in 2024 as districts have a chance to prepare for the new system and students and staff become familiar with the redesigned test.

Please click here to watch the presentation to the RISD board at the March 30 work session.

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