How are campus comparison groups determined?
First, each campus is identified as an elementary, elementary/secondary, middle, or high school based on grade levels served. Campuses are grouped with 40 other campuses from anywhere in Texas that are most similar in grade levels served, size, percentage of students who are economically disadvantaged, mobility rate, percentage of emergent bilingual students/English learners, percentage of students receiving special education services, and percentage of students enrolled in an Early College High School program.
Each campus has only one unique campus comparison group. There is no limit on the number of comparison groups to which a campus may be a member. It is possible for a campus to be a member of no comparison group other than its own or a member of several comparison groups. For additional information, see Chapter 6 of the 2022 Accountability Manual.