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Accountability Ratings

Accountability Rating

This section of the 2014 Accountability Summary report provides the 2014 state accountability rating issued to the district or campus: Met Standard, Improvement Required, or Not Rated. The Met Alternative Standard rating is assigned to charters and alternative education campuses evaluated under alternative education accountability (AEA) provisions. In addition to the rating, the classification (Met Standards/Did Not Meet Standards) is shown for each performance index evaluated. To receive a Met Standard or Met Alternative Standard rating, campuses and districts must meet or exceed the target score on all indexes for which they have performance data in 2014.


Performance Index Report

Four performance indexes include a broad set of measures that provide a comprehensive evaluation of the entire campus or district. The numerical index score on each index evaluated for the district or campus is shown on a bar chart that illustrates the index score achieved on a range from 0 to 100. The Target Score, the score required to meet the standard on each index, is shown numerically below the index description as well as a graphical “cut line” on the chart. Index targets may be different depending on whether a district or campus is evaluated under AEA provisions or non-AEA provisions. Additionally, index targets for Index 2: Student Progress vary depending on the campus type.


Performance Index Summary

This section illustrates how the Index Score for each of the four indexes was derived using Points Earned divided by Maximum Points. This summary level data can be further disaggregated by examining the Calculation Reports and Data Tables which provide the performance results for each subject area and student group evaluated in the index.


Distinction Designation

Distinction designations recognize outstanding academic achievement in reading/English language arts and mathematics on various indicators of postsecondary readiness. Campuses that receive an accountability rating of Met Standard are eligible for the following distinction designations in 2014.

  • Academic Achievement in Reading/English Language Arts (campus only)
  • Academic Achievement in Mathematics (campus only)
  • Academic Achievement in Science (campus only)
  • Academic Achievement in Social Studies (campus only)
  • Top 25 Percent: Student Progress (campus only)
  • Top 25 Percent: Closing Performance Gaps (campus only)
  • Postsecondary Readiness (campus and district)
  • Campuses and charter districts evaluated by alternative education accountability (AEA) provisions are not eligible to earn distinction designations.

 Campus Demographics

This section provides demographic information for the campus that is used in creating campus comparison groups which are used in the evaluation of Distinction Designations. Each campus is assigned to a unique comparison group of 40 other public schools (from anywhere in the state), that closely matches that school on the following characteristics: campus type, campus size, percent economically disadvantaged students, mobility rates (based on cumulative attendance), and percent of students with limited English proficiency.

Systems Safeguards

 The disaggregated performance results of the state accountability system serve as the basis of safeguards for the accountability rating system to ensure that poor performance in one area or one student group is not masked in the performance index.

The disaggregated performance measures and safeguard targets will be calculated for performance rates, participation rates, and graduation rates of eleven student groups: All Students, Seven Racial/Ethnic groups: African American, American Indian, Asian, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, White, and Two or More Races; Economically Disadvantaged, Students with Disabilities, and English language learners (ELLs). 

Contact Information
Questions regarding Accountability Ratings should be addressed to:
Latitia Wilson, Director Research Accountability and Planning
Longview ISD