TEA confirms accountability standards are waived, ‘Not Rated’ proposed for all districts

The Texas Education Agency received approval from the U.S. Department of Education to waive accountability standards for campuses and districts and is proposing that no ratings be given for this year. You may recall that all STAAR testing was cancelled last month. According to guidance released yesterday, TEA states:

“In recognition of the disruption caused by the COVID-19 emergency, TEA is proposing to label all districts and campuses Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster for the 2019-2020 school year. It is important to note that this rating does not break the chain of consecutive years of unacceptable ratings for purposes of accountability interventions and sanctions.”

TEA will take comments on its entire accountability manual beginning on May 1.