• School Report Card

      What is A-F?

    • House Bill 2804, passed by the 84th Legislature in 2015, made substantial changes to Texas’ public school accountability system.
      • This includes the creation of A-F ratings (report cards) for school districts and campuses based on performance
    • These labels are not formally applied to campuses and school districts until the 2017-2018 school year.

    What are the components of A-F?

    • The 2018 ratings will be in the form of A-F letter grades assigned for each district and campus in five domains, which include:
      • I: Meeting standards at satisfactory and college readiness levels on STAAR
      • II: STAAR annual improvement at satisfactory and college readiness levels
      • III: Reducing “academic achievement differentials” from different racial/ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds; that is, closing the distance to a predetermined target for specific student groups
      • IV: Academic attainments (other than STAAR) that differ by campus level, including drop out and graduation rates, CTE sequence completion, AP course completion, TSI benchmarks and more for high schools; attendance, dropout rates and high school, college and career preparatory instruction for middle schools; and attendance for elementary schools.
      • V: Three self-selected categories of the Community and Student Engagement ratings.

    Why is the state releasing the ratings now?

    • In efforts to be transparent, the state will release/has released a beta version of ratings for each school district and campus in Texas.
      • This is done to show a snapshot of where public schools/districts could fall when the A-F ratings are applied in the 2017-2018 school year.
      • The state is calling these ‘what if’ ratings and they will be shared with Legislators in January.
      • It is important to note these ratings are based on incomplete data (data from 2015-2016).
      • The law requires overall ratings in 2018.

    What does E.F.W.M.A believe?

    • While The Texas Education Agency (TEA) released it's “A-F” system to the Legislature. E.F.W.M.A agrees with Commissioner Mike Morath that the report is not indicative of the performance of our schools and the ratings should not be considered as predictors of future performance; however, when parents and staff are viewing schools, we know labels stick longer than they should. The “A-F” system creates a false impression about an entire community of children, it's teachers and the schools. It undermines the work being done to provide quality education for all students. E.F.W.M.S will continue to nurture the hearts, mind, and spirit of all students.

    Please read the links below for more information on the A-F system.

    Texas Education Agency

     A-F Overview