Performance Index Report

  • Performance Index Report 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.

Index 1

  • Index 1 Student Achievement 

    provides a snapshot of
    performance across subjects.  The state target score in the example for this campus is 60.
    In other words, Index 1 measures passing performance at the satisfactory level.  In this example, 85% of the student population at this campus met standard in the content areas they tested. 

Index 3

  • Index 3 Closing Performance Gap tracks advanced academic achievement of economically disadvantaged students and the lowest racial/ethnic student groups.  The state target score in the example for this campus is 28.

    In other words, Index 3 does not include the total student population at a particular campus.  This index monitors data from the two lowest performing student sub-groups and the economically disadvantaged student population at the campus.  Student performance in this index is expected to "meet standard" as well as perform at an advanced level.

Index 2

  • Index 2
    Student Progress measures year-to-year student progress by subject and student group. The state target score in the example for this campus is 30.
    In other words, Index 2 assesses learning by tracking student growth annually in reading and math.  

Index 4

  • Index 4
    Post-secondary Readiness emphasizes the importance of earning a high school diploma that provides students with the foundation necessary for success in college, the workforce, job training programs, or the military.  In this example, the state target score in the example for this campus is 12.
    In other words, the purpose of Index 4 is to ensure post-secondary readiness for all students. This includes students in elementary, middle and high schools.