How does Assessment and Accountability work together?
EXPECTATIONS FOR STUDENTS
In order for students to be prepared for success after graduation, they must develop an increasingly complex set of knowledge and skills as they progress through school. In Texas, these are defined as the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and are approved by the State Board of Education. The State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) is designed to help parents, teachers and administrators know what knowledge and skill students have mastered and where they still have gaps.
EXPECTATIONS FOR DISTRICTS AND SCHOOLS
School districts and campuses receive an annual performance rating from the Texas Education Agency, designed to take into
account a variety of measures. Together, these measures give a broad picture of a school’s or district’s overall performance
in helping students achieve academically.