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TEA Announces Delay of Release of 2023 A-F Accountability Ratings

(AUSTIN) – The Texas Education Agency has announced a temporary delay in the release of 2023 A-F accountability ratings for districts and campuses, originally scheduled for Sept. 28.

The A-F system is a tool that evaluates how well districts and campuses help students reach certain learning goals.

As prescribed by statute, A-F ratings must balance multiple objectives to ensure a rigorous, transparent, and fair system, and are based on:

the better of:

a) Achievement – how well all students have learned certain academic content – and

b) Progress – how much all students have gained academically over the course of the year

along with

(c) Closing the Gaps – how well schools raise academic performance among certain groups of students.

The postponement of ratings for approximately one month will allow for a further re-examination of the baseline data used in the calculation of Progress to ensure ratings reflect the most appropriate goals for students, according to TEA representatives. The final ratings methodology will be posted once this analysis of the growth data is complete, and about two weeks later, A-F ratings will be issued for parents, educators, and the public.

“Maintaining high expectations helps guide our efforts to improve student learning and support,” said Texas Education Commissioner, Mike Morath. “The A-F system is designed to properly reflect how well our schools are meeting those high expectations, and the adjustments we are making this year will ensure it continues to serve as a tool for parents and educators to help our students.”


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