Federal Accountability

The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 is a reauthorization of Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the central federal law in pre-collegiate education. At the core of NCLB are a number of measures designed to drive broad gains in student achievement and to hold states and schools more accountable for student progress.

State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) data is used in determining our federal accountability rating. An overall performance and participation score is given for “all students”. Performance and participation are considered for accountability purposes for the following subgroups: White, Hispanic, African-American, Economically Disadvantaged, Limited English Proficiency (LEP) and Special Education.

No Child Left Behind (NCLB) also requires the annual assessment of English language proficiency. The State of Texas set targets for the percentage of English Language Learner (ELL) students making progress learning English, and the percentage of ELL students attaining proficiency in English. These targets are reported as “Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives” (AMAOs).