TEA Requests Comments on the Proposed 2020 Accountability Manual

Chapters 1–11 of the 2020 Accountability Manual are now available for public comment.

A copy of the proposed manual may be accessed here. Or if you prefer to view the “Track Changes” version, then click here. The public comment period ends June 1, 2020.

NOTE: TSA intends to submit comments on the proposed 2020 Accountability Manual and asks that each TSA accountability expert review the proposed manual and email the district’s feedback, comments, and/or recommendations to dcarney@hillcopartners.com by Friday, May 15. 

Dee will combine all of the responses into one document for TSA leadership approval and submission to TEA. 

TEA Requests Comments on Proposed Rules regarding College and Career Readiness, Funding and Reimbursements

TEA is proposing a new rule that that would “address the career and technology education allotment, the college preparation assessment reimbursement, and the industry-based certification examination reimbursement.”

Accountability experts will want to review the proposed rules carefully since these assessments and exams are included in the CCMR calculations for high school and district accountability ratings.

 The proposed rule may be accessed here. The public comment period ends June 15, 2020.

NOTE: TSA intends to submit comments on the proposed rule and asks that each TSA accountability expert review the proposed amendment and email the district’s feedback, comments, and/or recommendations to dcarney@hillcopartners.com by Friday, May 15 .

Dee will combine all of the responses into one document for TSA leadership approval and submission to TEA. 

Breaking News: Reading, writing, ‘rithmetic…and the coronavirus reckoning

In this article, the Fordham Institute summarizes t hree separate analyses that have been published in recent weeks on how the coronavirus might affect children’s learning.

The first analysis is by NWEA and it was featured in last week’s TSA Accountability Update.

The second analysis is by Dr. Paul Van Hippel, associate professor at the University of Texas at Austin. He also believes the prognosis for student achievement is dire. However, he thinks summer learning loss is a poor analogy because, among other reasons, students now are not on vacation.

The third analysis is by the Washington D.C. based EmpowerK12. The executive director “used NWEA MAP and PARCC data in grades three through eight to construct a predictive model, which included research of summer learning loss, natural disasters like Hurricanes Harvey and Katrina, and student growth by attendance rate .”

This third analysis also includes a (really cool data viz) calculator tool to help policymakers delve into the academic impact of school closures upon PARCC proficiency rates.

SPOILER ALERT! All three analyses conclude that the current school closures could have a devastating impact on student achievement, and support TSA member districts communicating with local and state leaders the need for long-term academic recovery efforts. Read the full article here.

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