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The State Accountability System is designed to provide a broad and detailed analysis of campus and district performance. School leaders face the challenge of comprehending and making sense of the accountability system – and connecting it to effective instructional systems, practices and processes that support student learning.

The good news for 2016-17 is that 2016 Accountability will be fairly similar to 2015 Accountability.

accountabilityconnect2016 will help districts prepare for the new A-F ratings system – including TEA’s January 1, 2017 report showing the ratings each district/campus would have received in August 2016 if the A-F ratings system had been in place for 2015-16.


ac2016 can help you:

  • Understand
    • the 2016 Accountability System AND
    • the new A-F ratings system (as it gets developed)
  • Interpret your accountability reports
  • Fulfill your reporting and district/campus improvement plan requirements
  • Prepare and file appeals of ratings, if applicable
  • Connect any required accountability intervention processes with effective campus and district planning activities and systems
  • Use your data to guide effective decision-making relating to professional development and effective instruction

ac2016 participants will receive:

  • Timely Webinars
  • Telephone, email or GoToMeeting support
  • Presentation templates for public hearings/school board meetings
  • Data tools
  • Additional materials designed to synthesize and summarize accountability measures and requirements

Member Login

# Date Topic
1 Friday – 05/06/2016 2016 Accountability: Part 1
2 Friday – 05/20/2016 2016 Accountability: Part 2
3 Thursday – 06/09/2016 2016 Accountability for Principals
4 Thursday – 07/28/2016 2016-17 Planning Issues for New A-F Ratings System
5 Monday – 08/29/2016 Accountability 2016: Reading Our Reports 
6 Friday – 09/16/2016 2016-17 School Year Update
7 Friday – 11/18/2016 2016-17 School Year Update
8 Tuesday – 12/06/2016 2015-16 TAPR and the District’s Annual Report
9a Tuesday – 12/20/2016 Overview of New Accountability System (A-F Ratings) – Part I
9b Thursday – 01/05/2017 Overview of New Accountability System (A-F Ratings) – Part II
10 Friday – 02/10/2017 Accountability Update
11 Friday – 03/03/2017 Accountability 2017 Preview
  • All scheduled webinars are conducted live from 9:00 am to 10:30 am Central Time, except as indicated
  • All webinars are recorded and posted for viewing by member districts on the ac2016 website

Sign Up Now!


  • $2000 per district for 10 or fewer campuses; $3500 per district for more than 10 campuses
  • Membership is for the year beginning May 1, 2016 and ending April 30, 2017


For questions, email

John Fessenden

John is an educational consultant who works with school districts, campuses and regional educational service centers in the areas of assessment, accountability and data analysis. Read more–>