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Accountability Ratings

Accountability ratings are given to public schools in Texas based on a state created accountability system. Currently, Texas evaluates under three domains: student achievement (based on student test scores and college and career readiness); school progress (based on comparing student test score improvement over time and with similarly situated students); and closing the gaps (based on the achievement rates of certain subgroups of students). The A-F rating is tied to the typical A-F grade percentages (90% is an A, 80% is a B, etc.), but the grade percentages come from a complicated system that relies mainly on standardized test scores. Although the A-F rating can provide some basic information, schools and districts have many strengths that a simple letter grade may fail to capture.

To see your school’s and district’s accountability rating, see the Texas Education Agency’s TXschools.gov.