The Texas Education Agency on Dec. 1, 2016, released the set of indicators that will be used to determine A-F accountability ratings for campuses and school districts beginning with the 2017-18 school year.

The first set of ratings will be released in August 2018 as the state transitions to a new system that evaluates districts and campuses on three main goals:

  • preparing students for postsecondary success,
  • reducing achievement gaps among students from different racial and ethnic groups and socioeconomic backgrounds, and
  • informing parents and the community about district and campus performance.

House Bill 2804, passed by the 84th Texas Legislature in 2015, requires the assignment of A–F rating labels to describe district and campus performance. Districts and campuses will receive a rating of A, B, C, D, or F in each of the five domains and for overall performance.

Ratings will be derived from student performance on STAAR and end-of-course exams, graduation and dropout rates, and post-secondary readiness.

On Jan. 6, 2017, TEA will release a provisional A-F report to the public, showing how districts and campuses would have been rated in the 2015-16 school year under the new system.