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In the 83rd Legislative Session, the Legislature passed House Bill 5 relating to public school accountability, including assessment and curriculum requirements. Within the bill, Section 46 required each district to assign a performance rating of exemplary, recognized, acceptable, or unacceptable for the district and each of its campuses for overall performance and nine individual factors.
The Texas Education Agency awards an accreditation status to each public school district and charter school. The accreditation status is based on the academic accountability rating and financial ratings from the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas. A district or charter must be accredited by the state to operate as a public school.
Each year the Texas Education Agency (TEA) publishes performance reports for districts and campuses. Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR) were previously known as Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS) reports.
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.