A-F accountability has been paused for 2020-21 and TEA will not calculate accountability scores or assign A–F ratings for 2020-21. However, TEA will be reporting accountability-related data beginning in late August 2021. In addition, throughout the Summer and Fall of 2021, TEA will be working with ATAC, APAC and other stakeholders to implement a return to A-F accountability in 2021-22 (with revisions or adaptations if appropriate).


So … why join accountabilityconnect2021?

During the ac2021 service year (May 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022), here are just a few of the services that will be provided:

  • Legislative updates – quicklook and at least one webinar specifically devoted to summarizing new laws enacted by the 2021 Legislature
  • Transition to STAAR 2.0 – ongoing updates relating to the transition to STAAR 2.0 (new item types, implications for instruction, implications for data analysis)
  • Data analysis – assistance in evaluating (and understanding) data collected from administering STAAR and TELPAS in Spring 2021
  • System development – ongoing support relating to the development and implementation of the A-F accountability system for 2021-22


ac2021 is a year-long district support service that is designed to help school leaders:

  • Understand state and federal assessment and accountability systems
  • Stay current on changes or developments impacting instruction, assessment and or accountability
  • Make sense of the complexities of assessment and accountability systems to be able to lead and support effective instructional practices
  • Connect accountability to instruction – to the benefit of teachers, students and the community


ac2021 participants receive:

  • At least 18 scheduled webinars (with additional webinars added on an as-needed basis)
  • Telephone, text, email or virtual on-request support
  • Presentation templates for public hearings or board meetings
  • Ongoing development of data tools and resources to help analyze and evaluate academic growth and performance
  • Additional materials designed to synthesize and summarize assessment and accountability requirements



John Fessenden

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