The Texas Education Agency (TEA) released preliminary school ratings for 2016 on August 26, 2016. The 2016 ratings are based on a revised system that uses various indicators to provide greater detail on the performance of a district or charter and each individual campus throughout the state.
The rating system is a framework of four indexes based on STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) results. At the high school and district level Index 4 includes additional indicators using TAKS, Advanced Placement exams (AP), SAT, ACT, graduation data, dual enrollment data from the prior year graduation class. The district and campuses must meet or exceed the cut score set by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) on all four indexes to earn a Met Standard label.