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TITLE 19EDUCATION
PART 2TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY
CHAPTER 97PLANNING AND ACCOUNTABILITY
SUBCHAPTER AAACCOUNTABILITY AND PERFORMANCE MONITORING
RULE §97.1001Accountability Rating System

(a) The rating standards established by the commissioner of education under Texas Education Code (TEC), §§39.052(a) and (b)(1)(A); 39.053, 39.054, 39.201, and 39.203(a) and (c)(1), as those sections existed before amendment by House Bill 5, 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2013; §39.055, as that section existed before amendment by Senate Bill 306, 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2013; §39.116; and §29.081(e), shall be used to evaluate the performance of districts, campuses, and charter schools. The indicators, standards, and procedures used to determine ratings will be annually published in official Texas Education Agency publications. These publications will be widely disseminated and cover the following procedures:

  (1) indicators, standards, and procedures used to determine district ratings;

  (2) indicators, standards, and procedures used to determine campus ratings;

  (3) indicators, standards, and procedures used to determine Distinction Designations; and

  (4) procedures for submitting a rating appeal.

(b) The procedures by which districts, campuses, and charter schools are rated and acknowledged for 2013 are based upon specific criteria and calculations, which are described in excerpted sections of the 2013 Accountability Manual provided in this subsection.

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(c) Ratings may be revised as a result of investigative activities by the commissioner as authorized under TEC, §39.056 and §39.057.

(d) The specific criteria and calculations used in the accountability manual are established annually by the commissioner of education and communicated to all school districts and charter schools.

(e) The specific criteria and calculations used in the annual accountability manual adopted for school years prior to 2013-2014 remain in effect for all purposes, including accountability, data standards, and audits, with respect to those school years.


Source Note: The provisions of this §97.1001 adopted to be effective June 13, 2000, 25 TexReg 5625; amended to be effective October 3, 2005, 30 TexReg 6265; amended to be effective July 30, 2006, 31 TexReg 5800; amended to be effective July 26, 2007, 32 TexReg 4549; amended to be effective July 31, 2008, 33 TexReg 5923; amended to be effective July 22, 2009, 34 TexReg 4734; amended to be effective July 26, 2010, 35 TexReg 6522; amended to be effective July 28, 2011, 36 TexReg 4657; amended to be effective August 7, 2013, 38 TexReg 4891

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