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2012 Adequate Yearly Progress

Curriculum Council members, the following information was sent to superintendents today.  The scheduled information release this afternoon will assist districts in determining preliminary AYP status.  Note that the agency will release performance labels and SIP identification on August 7th through TEASE….
July 31, 2012
 
TO THE SUPERINTENDENT ADDRESSED:
 
The preview 2012 Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) confidential data tables, appeal forms, and application for other circumstance exceptions will be available through the Texas Education Agency Secure Environment (TEASE) Accountability web application by 3 p.m. this afternoon.
 
Log onto the TEASE Accountability site at https://seguin.tea.state.tx.us/apps/logon.asp.
 
The preview AYP tables and student listings are confidential, unmasked, and do not include the preliminary AYP and School Improvement Program (SIP) status labels.  The AYP status and SIP identification will be released on August 7, 2012.
 
Please note that the state accountability ratings are suspended for the school year 2011-12. 
 
On August 7, the TEASE site will be updated by noon to replace the preview data tables with unmasked (confidential) versions of the preliminary data tables that will include the AYP status and the SIP label. On the following day, August 8, the 2012 AYP results will be released on the agency’s public website and will also include the AYP status and SIP label for each district and campus. The preliminary data tables on the public site will be masked to protect student confidentiality.
 
The intent of the preview is to provide you with the actual data that will be used to determine your 2012 AYP status. You are encouraged to use these tables and the resources below to determine the status that will be issued on August 7. Between the time of issuance of the preview and preliminary data tables, agency staff cannot confirm district expectations.
 
If you have questions about the criteria for determining your 2012 AYP status, the following resources are available:
 
The entire 2012 AYP Guide is now available on the TEA website at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/ayp/.
·        Appendix C: Sample AYP Products describes the components of the AYP Unmasked Data Table, including the AYP Explanation Table found at the end of the data table.
·        Appendix G: Contacts provides the list of Education Service Center (ESC) staff available to assist with district questions.
 
For further assistance, contact the Division of Performance Reporting via electronic mail at Performance.Reporting@tea.state.tx.us or telephone at (512) 463-9704.
 
For information about school improvement requirements, guidance on the Title I School Improvement Program is available at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index4.aspx?id=4459&menu_id=798.
 
For further assistance, contact the Division of School Improvement and Support via electronic mail at SISDivision@tea.state.tx.us or telephone at (512) 463-7582.
 
Some school districts may have received notification on July 27, 2012, from the testing contractor regarding a correction to student demographic and program information to data files received in late June. The 2012 AYP Guide describes appeals to the performance results based on a problem with data received from the test contractor.  In this case, appeals will be considered for the small number of campuses that Missed AYP solely due to the Federal Cap based on the use of erroneous data fields from the testing contractor in order to determine the district’s 2012 AYP Campus Priority List.  For this appeal to be considered, school districts that submitted their 2012 AYP Campus Priority List after June 29, 2012, should provide appropriate documentation that describes how the correction to the demographic and program information adversely affected their decision to rank campuses for the AYP Campus Priority List submission. For more information, see the TEASE Accountability website or the 2012 AYP Guide, Section V: Appeals.

TEA Contact Information:
Performance.Reporting@tea.state.tx.us
ESC Region XIII Contract Information:
Kim Berry, kim.berry@esc13.txed.net
Erin Monge, erin.monge@esc13.txed.net
Ed Vara, ed.vara@esc13.txed.net

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