A-F State Accountability Ratings

  • The issuance of 2023 Accountability Ratings for districts and campuses has been delayed. Should TEA issue ratings for the 2022-2023 school year, updated information will be posted to this page.

     

    TEA announced changes to A-F Accountability process for 2023

    What is A–F?

    The A–F Accountability System is a statewide rating system established by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) that allows them to evaluate the academic performance of Texas public schools and assign letter grades (A–F) to districts and campuses.

    Overall, the A–F Accountability System measures what students are learning in each grade and whether or not they are ready for the next grade. It also shows how well a school prepares its students for success after high school - in college, the workforce, or the military.  

    Accountability domainsThe accountability ratings evaluate three domains:  

    • Student Achievement – Student Achievement measures whether students met state standardized (STAAR/End of Course) test expectations. It also measures graduation rates and how prepared students are for success after high school.  
       
    • School Progress – School Progress shows how students perform over time and how the school's performance compares to other schools with similar economically disadvantaged student populations.
       
    • Closing the Gaps – Closing the Gaps tells us how well a school or district is ensuring all student groups are successful. 


    The three domains will be combined to calculate an overall rating.

    Rating Labels

    A letter grade is assigned for overall performance and for performance in each domain to districts and campuses.

    A = Exemplary Performance

    B = Recognized Performance

    C = Acceptable Performance

    D = In Need of Improvement

    F = Unacceptable Performance

    How Does PfISD Rank?

    Pflugerville ISD received a “B” rating for the 2021-2022 school year. During the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 school years, ratings were paused due to disruptions associated with COVID-19. 

    For more detailed information on PfISD’s district and campus ratings, visit TXSchools.gov

Proposed Changes to A-F Accountability Ratings

  • The TEA has announced expected significant changes to the A–F accountability process that will begin to impact students, schools, and districts in 2023. We anticipate these changes to the Accountability system will cause a decrease in ratings for schools and districts across the state. While the changes are still preliminary, districts across the state are preparing staff and the community for the changes, which are expected to be finalized in the summer 2023.

  • STAAR Testing Changes

  • College, Career and Military Readiness Evaluation Changes

  • Closing the Gap Changes

  • District Rating Changes

  • Timeline for STAAR Results and A–F Accountability Rating Changes

    • Spring 2023 – STAAR Testing window for students with new changes incorporated
    • May/June 2023 – Districts receive preliminary STAAR results with raw scores only available
    • Summer 2023 – All A-F Accountability changes finalized and final 2023 manual for districts and the public will be published.
    • June 30, 2023 – Families can access preliminary EOC results in TEA portal
    • August 16, 2023 – Families can access all final STAAR results in TEA portal
    • Fall 2023 – Districts and campuses will receive A-F Accountability Ratings (Delayed)

2022 PfISD Accountability Distinction Designations

  • Districts and campuses must be rated A, B, or C overall to be eligible for distinctions. Distinction Designations are awarded in the following areas:

    • Academic Achievement in English Language Arts/Reading (campus only)
    • Academic Achievement in Mathematics (campus only)
    • Academic Achievement in Science (campus only)
    • Academic Achievement in Social Studies (secondary campuses only)
    • Top 25 Percent: Comparative Academic Growth (campus only)
    • Top 25 Percent: Comparative Closing the Gaps (campus only)
    • Postsecondary Readiness (district and campus)
     
    In 2022, 6 PfISD campuses earned 16 total distinctions.
    • Hendrickson HS
      • Academic Growth
    • Pflugerville HS
      • Reading/ELA
      • Math
      • Science
      • Social Studies
      • Post Secondary Readiness
    • Pflugerville MS
      • Social Studies
    • Copperfield ES
      • Science
      • Closing Performance Gaps
      • Post Secondary Readiness
    • Parmer Lane ES
      • Science
    • River Oaks ES
      • Reading/ELA
      • Science
      • Academic Growth
      • Closing Performance Gaps
      • Post Secondary Readiness