Tex. Educ. Code Section 39.053
Performance Indicators: Achievement


(a)

The commissioner shall adopt a set of indicators of the quality of learning and achievement, including the indicators under Subsection (c). The commissioner periodically shall review the indicators for the consideration of appropriate revisions.

(a-1)

The indicators adopted by the commissioner under Subsection (a) must measure and evaluate school districts and campuses with respect to:

(1)

improving student preparedness for success in:

(A)

subsequent grade levels; and

(B)

entering the workforce, the military, or postsecondary education;

(2)

reducing, with the goal of eliminating, student academic achievement differentials among students from different racial and ethnic groups and socioeconomic backgrounds; and

(3)

informing parents and the community regarding campus and district performance.

(b)

Performance on the achievement indicators adopted under Subsection (c) shall be compared to state-established standards. The indicators must be based on information that is disaggregated by race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status.

(c)

School districts and campuses must be evaluated based on three domains of indicators of achievement adopted under this section that include:

(1)

in the student achievement domain, indicators of student achievement that must include:

(A)

for evaluating the performance of districts and campuses generally:
(i)
an indicator that accounts for the results of assessment instruments required under Sections 39.023 (Adoption and Administration of Instruments)(a), (c), and (l), as applicable for the district and campus, including the results of assessment instruments required for graduation retaken by a student, aggregated across grade levels by subject area, including:
(a)
for the performance standard determined by the commissioner under Section 39.0241 (Performance Standards)(a), the percentage of students who performed satisfactorily on the assessment instruments, aggregated across grade levels by subject area; and
(b)
for the college readiness performance standard as determined under Section 39.0241 (Performance Standards), the percentage of students who performed satisfactorily on the assessment instruments, aggregated across grade levels by subject area; and
(ii)
an indicator that accounts for the results of assessment instruments required under Section 39.023 (Adoption and Administration of Instruments)(b), as applicable for the district and campus, including the percentage of students who performed satisfactorily on the assessment instruments, as determined by the performance standard adopted by the agency, aggregated across grade levels by subject area; and

(B)

for evaluating the performance of high school campuses and districts that include high school campuses, indicators that account for:
(i)
students who satisfy the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) college readiness benchmarks prescribed by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board under Section 51.334 (Assessment Instruments) on an assessment instrument in reading or mathematics designated by the coordinating board under that section;
(ii)
students who satisfy relevant performance standards on advanced placement tests or similar assessments;
(iii)
students who earn dual course credits in the dual credit courses;
(iv)
students who enlist in the armed forces of the United States or the Texas National Guard;
(v)
students who earn industry certifications;
(vi)
students admitted into postsecondary industry certification programs that require as a prerequisite for entrance successful performance at the secondary level;
(vii)
students whose successful completion of a course or courses under Section 28.014 (College Preparatory Courses) indicates the student’s preparation to enroll and succeed, without remediation, in an entry-level general education course for a baccalaureate degree or associate degree;
(viii)
students who successfully met standards on a composite of indicators that through research indicates the student’s preparation to enroll and succeed, without remediation, in an entry-level general education course for a baccalaureate degree or associate degree;
(ix)
high school graduation rates, computed in accordance with standards and definitions adopted in compliance with the Every Student Succeeds Act (20 U.S.C. Section 6301 et seq.) subject to the exclusions provided by Subsections (g), (g-1), (g-2), (g-3), and (g-4);
(x)
students who successfully completed an OnRamps dual enrollment course;
(xi)
students who successfully completed a practicum or internship approved by the State Board of Education;
(xii)
students who are awarded an associate degree; and
(xiii)
students who successfully completed a program of study in career and technical education;

(2)

in the school progress domain, indicators for effectiveness in promoting student learning, which must include:

(A)

for assessment instruments, including assessment instruments under Subdivisions (1)(A)(i) and (ii), the percentage of students who met the standard for improvement, as determined by the commissioner; and

(B)

for evaluating relative performance, the performance of districts and campuses compared to similar districts or campuses; and

(3)

in the closing the gaps domain, the use of disaggregated data to demonstrate the differentials among students from different racial and ethnic groups, socioeconomic backgrounds, and other factors, including:

(A)

students formerly receiving special education services;

(B)

students continuously enrolled; and

(C)

students who are mobile.

(c-1)

An indicator adopted under Subsection (c) that would measure improvements in student achievement cannot negatively affect the commissioner’s review of a school district or campus if that district or campus is already achieving at the highest level for that indicator.

(c-2)

The commissioner by rule shall determine a method by which a student’s performance may be included in determining the performance rating of a school district or campus under Section 39.054 (Methods and Standards for Evaluating Performance) if, before the student graduates, the student:

(1)

satisfies the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) college readiness benchmarks prescribed by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board under Section 51.334 (Assessment Instruments) on an assessment instrument designated by the coordinating board under that section; or

(2)

performs satisfactorily on an assessment instrument under Section 39.023 (Adoption and Administration of Instruments)(c), notwithstanding Subsection (d) of this section.

(c-3)

Any standard for improvement determined by the commissioner as described by Subsection (c)(2)(A) must allow for appropriately crediting a student for growth if the student performs at the highest achievement standard in the previous and current school year.

(d)

For purposes of Subsection (c), the commissioner by rule shall determine the period within which a student must retake an assessment instrument for that assessment instrument to be considered in determining the performance rating of the district under Section 39.054 (Methods and Standards for Evaluating Performance).

(d-1)

In aggregating results of assessment instruments across grade levels by subject in accordance with Subsection (c)(1)(A)(i), the performance of a student enrolled below the high school level on an assessment instrument required under Section 39.023 (Adoption and Administration of Instruments)(c) is included with results relating to other students enrolled at the same grade level.

(e)

For purposes of Subsection (c)(3)(A), a student formerly receiving special education services means a student whose enrollment information:

(1)

for the preceding school year, as reported through the Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS), indicates the student was enrolled at the campus and was participating in a special education program; and

(2)

for the current school year, as reported through the Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) and as reported on assessment instruments administered to the student under Section 39.023 (Adoption and Administration of Instruments), indicates the student is enrolled at the campus and is not participating in a special education program.

(f)

Annually, the commissioner shall define the state standard for the current school year for each achievement indicator adopted under this section. In consultation with educators, parents, and business and industry representatives, as necessary, the commissioner shall establish and modify standards to continuously improve student performance to achieve the goals of eliminating achievement gaps based on race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status and to ensure this state is a national leader in preparing students for postsecondary success.

(g)

In computing dropout and completion rates such as high school graduation rates under Subsection (c)(1)(B)(ix), the commissioner may not consider as a dropout a student whose failure to attend school results from:

(1)

the student’s expulsion under Section 37.007 (Expulsion for Serious Offenses); and

(2)

as applicable:

(A)

adjudication as having engaged in delinquent conduct or conduct indicating a need for supervision, as defined by Section 51.03 (Delinquent Conduct; Conduct Indicating a Need for Supervision), Family Code; or

(B)

conviction of and sentencing for an offense under the Penal Code.

(g-1)

In computing dropout and completion rates such as high school graduation rates under Subsection (c)(1)(B)(ix), the commissioner shall exclude:

(1)

students who are ordered by a court to attend a high school equivalency certificate program but who have not yet earned a high school equivalency certificate;

(2)

students who were previously reported to the state as dropouts, including a student who is reported as a dropout, reenrolls, and drops out again, regardless of the number of times of reenrollment and dropping out;

(3)

students in attendance who are not in membership for purposes of average daily attendance;

(4)

students whose initial enrollment in a school in the United States in grades 7 through 12 was as an unschooled asylee or refugee as defined by Section 39.027 (Exemption)(a-1);

(5)

students who are detained at a county pre-adjudication or post-adjudication juvenile detention facility and:

(A)

in the district exclusively as a function of having been detained at the facility but are otherwise not students of the district in which the facility is located; or

(B)

provided services by an open-enrollment charter school exclusively as the result of having been detained at the facility;

(6)

students who are incarcerated in state jails and federal penitentiaries as adults and as persons certified to stand trial as adults; and

(7)

students who have suffered a condition, injury, or illness that requires substantial medical care and leaves the student:

(A)

unable to attend school; and

(B)

assigned to a medical or residential treatment facility.

(g-2)

In computing completion rates such as high school graduation rates under Subsection (c)(1)(B)(ix), the commissioner shall exclude students who:

(1)

are at least 18 years of age as of September 1 of the school year as reported for the fall semester Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) submission and have satisfied the credit requirements for high school graduation;

(2)

have not completed their individualized education program under 19 T.A.C. Section 89.1070(b)(2) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. Section 1400 et seq.); and

(3)

are enrolled and receiving individualized education program services.

(g-3)

In the computation of dropout and completion rates such as high school graduation rates under Subsection (c)(1)(B)(ix), a student who is released from a juvenile pre-adjudication secure detention facility or juvenile post-adjudication secure correctional facility and fails to enroll in school or a student who leaves a residential treatment center after receiving treatment for fewer than 85 days and fails to enroll in school may not be considered to have dropped out from the school district or campus serving the facility or center unless that district or campus is the one to which the student is regularly assigned. The agency may not limit an appeal relating to dropout computations under this subsection.

(g-4)

For purposes of the computation of dropout and completion rates such as high school graduation rates under Subsection (c)(1)(B)(ix), the commissioner shall exclude a student who was reported as having dropped out of school under Section 48.009 (Required Peims Reporting)(b-4), and the student may not be considered to have dropped out from the school district or campus in which the student was last enrolled.

(h)

Each school district shall cooperate with the agency in determining whether a student is a dropout for purposes of accreditation and evaluating performance by school districts and campuses under this chapter.

(i)

Each school district shall submit the data required for the indicators adopted under this section to the commissioner.
Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 260, Sec. 1, eff. May 30, 1995. Amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 510, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1999; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1417, Sec. 2, eff. June 19, 1999; Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 725, Sec. 6, eff. June 13, 2001; Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 834, Sec. 11, eff. Sept. 1, 2001; Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1420, Sec. 4.010, eff. Sept. 1, 2001; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1055, Sec. 24, eff. June 20, 2003.
Amended by:
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 895 (H.B. 3), Sec. 59, eff. June 19, 2009.
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 307 (H.B. 2135), Sec. 5, eff. June 17, 2011.
Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 211 (H.B. 5), Sec. 42(a), eff. June 10, 2013.
Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 211 (H.B. 5), Sec. 43(a), eff. June 10, 2013.
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1094 (H.B. 2804), Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2015.
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1094 (H.B. 2804), Sec. 2, eff. June 19, 2015.
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1094 (H.B. 2804), Sec. 22, eff. June 19, 2015.
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1222 (S.B. 1867), Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2015.
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 807 (H.B. 22), Sec. 8, eff. June 15, 2017.
Transferred, redesignated and amended from Education Code, Section 39.054 (Methods and Standards for Evaluating Performance)(f) by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 807 (H.B. 22), Sec. 12, eff. June 15, 2017.
Amended by:
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 842 (H.B. 2223), Sec. 2.05, eff. June 15, 2017.
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 890 (H.B. 3075), Sec. 1, eff. June 15, 2017.
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1088 (H.B. 3593), Sec. 4, eff. June 15, 2017.
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 467 (H.B. 4170), Sec. 5.022, eff. September 1, 2019.
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 467 (H.B. 4170), Sec. 5.023, eff. September 1, 2019.
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 719 (H.B. 330), Sec. 1, eff. June 10, 2019.
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1060 (H.B. 1051), Sec. 6, eff. June 14, 2019.
Acts 2021, 87th Leg., R.S., Ch. 150 (H.B. 773), Sec. 1, eff. May 28, 2021.
Acts 2021, 87th Leg., R.S., Ch. 205 (H.B. 1147), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2021.
Acts 2021, 87th Leg., R.S., Ch. 806 (H.B. 1525), Sec. 18, eff. September 1, 2021.
Acts 2021, 87th Leg., R.S., Ch. 915 (H.B. 3607), Sec. 5.019(b), eff. September 1, 2021.

Source: Section 39.053 — Performance Indicators: Achievement, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/ED/htm/ED.­39.­htm#39.­053 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

39.001
Rules
39.002
Advisory Committee
39.003
Special Investigations
39.004
Conduct of Special Investigations
39.005
Hearing Following Investigation
39.006
Commissioner Determination
39.007
Judicial Appeal
39.021
Essential Skills and Knowledge
39.022
Assessment Program
39.023
Adoption and Administration of Instruments
39.024
Measure of College Readiness
39.025
Secondary-level Performance Required
39.026
Local Option
39.027
Exemption
39.028
Comparison of State Results to National Results
39.029
Migratory Children
39.030
Confidentiality
39.031
Cost
39.032
Assessment Instrument Standards
39.033
Voluntary Assessment of Private School Students
39.034
Measure of Annual Improvement in Student Achievement
39.035
Limitation on Field Testing of Assessment Instruments
39.036
Vertical Scale for Certain Assessment Instruments
39.037
International Assessment Instrument Program
39.038
Restriction on Appointments to Advisory Committees
39.039
Prohibition on Political Contribution or Activity by Certain Contractors
39.051
Accreditation Status
39.052
Determination of Accreditation Status or Performance Rating
39.053
Performance Indicators: Achievement
39.054
Methods and Standards for Evaluating Performance
39.055
Student Ordered by a Juvenile Court or Student in Residential Facility Not Considered for Accountability Purposes
39.056
Monitoring Reviews
39.059
Data Transparency
39.081
Definitions
39.082
Development and Implementation
39.083
Reporting
39.085
Rules
39.086
Software Standards
39.102
Interventions and Sanctions for Districts
39.151
Review by Commissioner: Accountability Determination
39.201
Distinction Designations
39.202
Academic Distinction Designation for Districts and Campuses
39.203
Campus Distinction Designations
39.204
Campus Distinction Designation Criteria
39.232
Excellence Exemptions
39.0232
Use of End-of-course Assessment Instrument as Placement Instrument
39.0233
Special-purpose Questions Included in End-of-course Assessment Instruments
39.0234
Electronic Administration of Assessment Instruments
39.0235
Technology Literacy Assessment Pilot Program
39.235
Innovation Grant Initiative for Middle, Junior High, and High School Campuses
39.0236
Integrated Formative Assessment Pilot Program
39.236
Gifted and Talented Standards
39.0237
Consideration of Prekindergarten Assessment Instruments Prohibited
39.0238
Consideration of Religious Holy Days in Scheduling Assessment Instruments
39.0241
Performance Standards
39.261
Creation of System
39.0261
College Preparation Assessments
39.0262
Administration of District-required Assessment Instruments in Certain Subject Areas
39.262
Types of Awards
39.263
Awards
39.0263
Administration of District-required Benchmark Assessment Instruments to Prepare Students for State-administered Assessment Instruments
39.264
Use of Awards
39.265
Funding
39.266
Confidentiality
39.301
Additional Performance Indicators: Reporting
39.0301
Security in Administration of Assessment Instruments
39.0302
Issuance of Subpoenas
39.302
Report to District: Comparisons for Annual Performance Assessment
39.0303
Secure Assessment Instruments
39.303
Report to Parents
39.0304
Training in Assessment Instrument Administration
39.304
Teacher Report Card
39.305
Campus Report Card
39.306
Performance Report
39.307
Uses of Performance Report
39.308
Annual Audit of Dropout Records
39.309
Texas School Accountability Dashboard
39.331
General Requirements
39.332
Comprehensive Biennial Report
39.333
Regional and District Level Report
39.334
Technology Report
39.361
Notice in Student Grade Report
39.362
Notice on District Website
39.363
Notice on Agency Website
39.0381
Auditing and Monitoring Performance Under Contracts for Assessment Instruments
39.408
Eligibility Criteria for Certain Grant Programs
39.0541
Adoption of Indicators and Standards
39.0542
Explanatory Materials for Accountability Rating System
39.0543
Performance Rating Requiring Intervention or Other Action
39.0544
Local Accountability System
39.0548
Evaluating Dropout Recovery Schools
39.0552
Memorandum of Understanding Between School District and State Hospital for Accountability Purposes
39.0821
Comptroller Review of Resource Allocation Practices
39.0823
Projected Deficit
39.0824
Corrective Action Plan
39.2011
Applicability to Charter Schools
39.02302
Advisory Committees for Assessment Instruments
39.02315
Reporting Results of Assessment Instruments for Out-of-state Transfer Students
39.02342
Paper Administration of Assessment Instruments on Request

Accessed:
Jun. 5, 2024

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