Updated Guidance: STAAR Transition Tables and TIA

Updated Guidance: STAAR Transition Tables and TIA

Beginning in the 2022-23 school year, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) replaced the STAAR Progress Measure with transition tables for the School Progress, Part A: Academic Growth domain of the academic accountability system. This change required many districts to update their student growth measures in their local designation system. For districts that chose to use STAAR Transition Tables, the following guidance provides next steps and answers general FAQs.

Recommended Next Steps for Districts

Transition tables can be used to evaluate assessments with scores reported on different scales, such as when changes are made to STAAR assessments. By using the transition table model, additional assessments are now eligible for evaluation such as STAAR RLA in grade 8 to English I end-of-course (EOC) and Spanish to English RLA. This change will measure student academic growth in reading/language arts (RLA) and mathematics for accountability independently from the STAAR Progress Measure.

The methodology will shift to a transition table model to determine academic growth. Cut points for high/low Did Not Meet and Approaches Grade Level will be established by TEA’s Student Assessment Division in conjunction with the assessment vendor. This will be done for each applicable grade-level and subject-area based on standard deviations of scale scores.

Page four of the January Updates to Preliminary 2023 A-F Refresh Framework provides more information on the methodology for awarding growth points. To calculate a growth score, students must meet the accountability subset and have a non-zero STAAR assessment result in both the prior year and the current year.

Although the STAAR Progress Measure will not be used as part of the academic accountability system, it will continue to be available for districts to continue to use beginning in the 2023-24 school year. Additionally, STAAR Progress Measures will be available for districts to adopt as part of their local designation system in the 2023-24 school year. Districts should refer to the January Updates to Preliminary 2023 A-F Refresh Framework for additional information on the transition.