Accountability Information

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    The Texas Education Agency evaluates public schools and districts under state accountability requirements. Hays CISD is committed to the vision that all Hays CISD learners will be academically prepared for college, career and life.  Below are different accountability process, ratings and reports regarding the various types of accountability requirements for Hays Consolidated Independent School District.

    Click the topic headlines below for additional information about accountability processes, ratings and reports.

  • Understanding the New A - F Ratings

    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. Districts will receive a rating of A, B, C, D, or F for overall performance, as well as for performance in each domain, beginning in August 2018. Campuses will receive A–F ratings beginning in August 2019. Read more on the Texas Education Agency website, or watch the videos below:

  • District Accreditation Status

    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.

  • Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR)

    Each year the Texas Education Agency (TEA) publishes performance reports for districts and campuses. The Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR) pull together a wide range of information on the performance of students in each school and district in Texas every year. Performance is shown disaggregated by student groups, including ethnicity and socioeconomic status. The reports also provide extensive information on school and district staff, programs, and student demographics. The Texas Academic Performance Reports for Hays CISD and the campuses within the district, are directly linked to the TEA website:

    You can search the link for campus reports and the district report.  If you would like a copy of this report provided to you in hardcopy, please ask your campus principal.

  • School Report Cards (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. School Report Cards for campuses within Hays CISD are directly linked to the TEA website:

    You can search the link for campus reports.  If you would like a copy of this report provided to you in hardcopy, please ask your campus principal. For a copy of the district's report click here.

  • Federal Report Card

    The U.S. Department of Education requires each state to publish an annual report card with specific district- and campus-level data. 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 of all enrolled students, and the general public. The federal reports cards for the district and campuses within Hays CISD are directly linked to the TEA website: 

    You can search the link for campus reports and the district report.  If you would like a copy of this report provided to you in hardcopy, please ask your campus principal.

    Information Included on the Federal Report Card

    Part I: Student Achievement by Proficiency Level - Provides the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) performance and participation results for each subject area and grade level tested. Participation reports also include reports of the participation of Children with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) by assessment type.

    Part II:  Student Achievement and State Academic Annual Measurable Objectives (AMOs) - Provides the AMO outcomes and data table of STAAR performance results for each subject area tested in the accountability subset. This section also includes participation rates on STAAR for reading/English and mathematics, use of alternative assessments, plus four-year and five-year graduation rates.

    Part III:  Priority and Focus Schools - Provides information on priority schools and focus schools. Priority schools are the lowest 5% of Title I-served campuses based on performance in reading and mathematics and graduation rates. Focus schools are 10% of Title I served campuses, not already identified as priority schools, that have the widest gaps between student group performance and safeguard targets.

    Part IV: Teacher Quality Data - Provides information on teacher quality in three parts:

    Part A – Percent of Teachers by Highest Degree Held – Professional qualifications of all public elementary and secondary teachers in the Texas

    Part B and C – Teachers with Emergency/Provisional Credentials, Highly Qualified (HQ) Teachers High Poverty/Low Poverty Summary Reports – Percentage of all public elementary and secondary school teachers teaching with emergency or provisional credentials, and the percentage of classes in the state not taught by highly qualified teachers disaggregated by high-poverty compared to low-poverty schools.

    Part V: Graduates Enrolled in Texas Institution of Higher Education (IHE) - Provides the percentage of students who enroll and begin instruction at an institution of higher education in Texas during the school year (fall or spring semester) following high school graduation.

    Part VI:  Statewide National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Results - Provides most recent NAEP results for Texas showing reading and mathematics performance results and participation rates, disaggregated by student group.