West ISD Federal and State Accountability Reports

 
State Accountability Ratings

In January 2021, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) submitted an addendum and amendment to the state’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), state plan. The addendum and amendment requested one-year adjustments to the 2021 Closing the Gaps domain methodology used in the academic accountability system and the methodology used to identify schools for support and improvement. On February 22, 2021, the new administration at the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) announced that additional accountability flexibilities would be available for states that submit requests using a USDE waiver request template. Based on USDE feedback on the addendum and amendment request, TEA has determined that the next step in addressing aspects of the 2021 federal accountability system is to submit the waiver request. 
 
As was announced in the December 10, 2020, correspondence, TEA will not calculate accountability scores or issue A–F accountability ratings for the 2020–2021 school year but will process and report all available data from the 2020–2021 school year. 
 
2020-2021 West ISD District and Campus State Accountability Ratings
  • Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Distinction designations were not awarded for the 2020-2021 school year.
 
Effective Schools Framework (ESF)
 
The goal of the Effective Schools Framework (ESF) is to provide a clear vision for what districts and schools across the state of Texas should do to ensure an excellent education for all students. The ESF supports school and district continuous improvement efforts by providing the basis for the ESF diagnostic process and the foundation for the alignment of resources and supports needed for each school.

At the core of effective schools is effective instruction: interactions between students, teachers, and content determine learning outcomes. This instructional core is strengthened and supported by effective, well-supported teachers, high-quality curriculum, and positive school culture. Strong school leadership and careful planning encompass and ensure each of these prioritized levers.

Through the assistance of the Region 12 Service Center, West ISD completed the ESF diagnostic process (self-assessment), the alignment of resources and supports work, and crafted a plan to help ensure all campuses meet the requirements of the 85th Texas Legislature passed House Bill (HB) 22, establishing three domains for measuring the academic performance of districts and campuses: Student Achievement, School Progress, and Closing the Gaps. Per HB 22, all Texas districts and campuses receive a rating of A, B, C, D, or F for overall performance, as well as for performance in each domain. The West ISD ESF plan will assist the district and campus leadership teams and all staff in our goal of A ratings along with distinction designations which are awarded based on performance relative to a unique comparison group of campuses across the state. West ISD recognizes that there are three state performance cycles, 2020, 2021, and 2022, before the US Department of Education (USDE) adjusts the Closing the Gaps (Domain 3) domain targets. Texas districts expect Commissioner of Education, Mike Morath, to adjust the state performance targets as well. These new targets will likely go into effect for state academic performance cycle 2023. With this news, West ISD has set the goal to achieve A ratings over the next two school years. 
 
“Vision 2020: Race to an A” will enable West ISD to:
  • Achieve A ratings for all campuses by the release of the state academic performance cycle in August 2023,
  • Achieve an A rating for the district by the release of the state academic performance cycle in August 2023,
  • Align all district and campus resources and supports in an effort to accomplish the ESF plan (Note: Each year, the District will self-reflect and recalibrate the plan as needed to reach the Vision 2020 goals.),
  • Ensure all district and campus ESF planning components are data driven, and
  • Provide a framework and map for all district stakeholders to follow and support beginning in January 2020 through the release of the state academic performance cycle in August 2023.
This framework includes three timelines:
  • Phase 1: January 2020 through May 2020
  • Phase 2: June 2020 through May 2021
  • Phase 3: June 2021 through August 2023
 

Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR)


The Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR) pull together a wide range of information annually on the performance of students in each school and district in Texas. The reports provide extensive information on staff, programs, and demographics for each school and district.
 
During the Wednesday, December 9, 2020, Regular Board of Trustees Meeting, the District Leadership Team held a Public Hearing on the 2019-2020 TAPR information via the West ISD Annual Report presentation. Also, the Board heard the 2019-2020 ESL Program Annual Report. Both presentations are linked below. 

 

Texas School Report Card (SRC)

The School Report Card (SRC) combines accountability ratings, data from the Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR), and financial information to give a broad view of campus performance. Available for each campus in Texas, the SRC is intended specifically to inform parents and guardians about a school’s individual characteristics and its academic performance.
 
2019-2020 School Report Cards - Search by District or Campus Name
 

Federal School Report Card (FRC)
 
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), requires each State education agency to prepare and publish an annual report card with state-, district- and campus-level data. ESSA also requires each State education agency to report annually to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. Every district that receives Title I, Part A funding is responsible for distributing the state-, district-, and campus-level report cards to each of its campuses, the parents and guardians of all enrolled students, and the general public.
 
2019-2020 Federal Report Cards - Search by District or Campus Name
 
 
Performance Reporting
 
Performance Reporting compiles data to develop and report meaningful accountability ratings to help Texas public schools meet the educational needs of all students. As part of administering the state’s public-school accountability system, the Texas Education Agency publishes assessment reporting and accountability data in several different formats, for different audiences, and for different purposes. This guidance and resources also help school administrators, teachers, parents, and the general public understand and benefit from the state’s accountability system. 
 


Campus and District Improvement Plans

Campus Improvement Plans (CIP) and District Improvement Plans (DIP) are comprehensive plans that include all of the activities of a campus. The improvement plan guidance in this document is designed to help develop a targeted plan to address areas of low performance as stated in TEC §39.106 (d) and 19 TAC §97.1071.
 
The following Executive Summary Reports are linked below as PDF files:
  • 2021-2022 West ISD District Improvement Plan (DIP) Executive Report
  • 2021-2022 West Elementary School Campus Improvement Plan (CIP) Executive Report
  • 2021-2022 West Middle School Campus Improvement Plan (CIP) Executive Report
  • 2021-2022 West High School Campus Improvement Plan (CIP) Executive Report
  • 2021-2022 Brookhaven Youth Ranch Campus Improvement Plan (CIP) Executive Report
  • Note: The complete plans are located on the district's Plan4Learning sites. 
For additional information, please contact David Truitt, Superintendent, at (254) 981-2000.