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Accountability and Ratings

Academic Accountability

Texas provides annual academic accountability ratings to all public school districts and campuses. The ratings are based on performance on state standardized tests; graduation rates; and college, career, and military readiness outcomes. The ratings examine student achievement, school progress, and whether districts and campuses are closing achievement gaps among various student groups. Per Texas Education Code, districts and campuses are required to make publicly available the most current information available for the following accountability components:

  • State Accountability Performance Ratings

  • Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR)

  • Federal Report Card

  • School Report Card

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State Accountability Performance Ratings

The overall design of the accountability system evaluates performance according to three domains: 

  1. Student Achievement evaluates performance across all subjects for all students, on both general and alternate assessments, College, Career, and Military Readiness (CCMR) indicators, and graduation rates. 

  2. School Progress measures district and campus outcomes in two areas: the number of students that grew at least one year academically (or are on track) as measured by STAAR results and the achievement of all students relative to districts or campuses with similar economically disadvantaged percentages. 

  3. Closing the Gaps uses disaggregated data to demonstrate differentials among racial/ethnic groups, socioeconomic backgrounds and other factors. The indicators included in this domain, as well as the domain’s construction, align the state accountability system with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Sam Rayburn ISD Performance Reports – This report is linked to the 2022-2023 Report. By selecting “Prev Year” at the top of the report, you can scroll back to see data from previous years. 


Districts and campuses receive an overall rating, as well as a rating for each domain. The rating labels for districts and campuses are as follows:

  • A, B, or C: Assigned for overall performance and for performance in each domain to districts and campuses (including those evaluated under alternative education accountability (AEA)) that meet the performance target for the letter grade 

  • Not Rated: Indicates that a district or campus does not receive a rating for one or more of the following reasons: 

    • The district or campus has no data in the accountability subset.

    • The district or campus has insufficient data to assign a rating. 

    • The district operates only residential facilities. 

    • The campus is a juvenile justice alternative education program (JJAEP). 

    • The campus is a disciplinary alternative education program (DAEP). 

    • The campus is a residential facility.

    • The commissioner otherwise determines that the district or campus will not be rated. 

  • Not Rated: Senate Bill 1365: Assigned in 2022 for overall performance to districts and campuses that do not meet the performance target to earn at least a C.

  • Not Rated: Data Under Review indicates data accuracy or integrity may have compromised performance results, making it impossible to assign a rating. The assignment of a Not Rated: Data Under Review label is temporary while the data are reviewed. 

  • Not Rated: Data Integrity Issues indicates data accuracy or integrity have compromised performance results, making it impossible to assign a rating. The assignment of a Not Rated: Data Integrity Issues label is permanent. 

  • Not Rated: Annexation indicates that the campus is in its first school year after annexation by another district and, therefore, is not rated, as allowed by the annexation agreement with the agency.


Distinction Designations​​

Districts and campuses that demonstrate acceptable performance are eligible to earn distinction designations. Acceptable performance is defined as an overall rating of A, B, or C for 2022. Distinction designations are awarded for achievement in several areas and are based on performance relative to a group of campuses of similar type, size, grade span, and student demographics.

​For 2022, distinction designations are awarded in the following areas:

  • Academic Achievement in English Language Arts/Reading (campus only)

  • Academic Achievement in Mathematics (campus only)

  • Academic Achievement in Science (campus only)

  • Academic Achievement in Social Studies (campus only)

  • Top 25 Percent: Comparative Academic Growth (campus only)

  • Top 25 Percent: Comparative Closing the Gaps (campus only)

  • Postsecondary Readiness (district and campus) 


The 2022 Sam Rayburn District and Campus Accountability Reports are available on the links below:

Sam Rayburn ISD

Sam Rayburn HS

Sam Rayburn Elementary


A-F Accountability

The 85th Texas Legislature passed House Bill (HB) 22, establishing three domains for measuring the academic performance of districts and campuses: Student Achievement, School Progress, and Closing the Gaps. Districts will receive a rating of A, B, C, D, or F for overall performance, as well as for performance in each domain, beginning in August 2018. Campuses will receive A–F ratings beginning in August 2019. You may visit to view a more detailed description of the law and to explore domain specifics and timelines.


Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR)

The Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR) pull together a wide range of information on the performance of students in each school and district in Texas every year. Performance is shown disaggregated by student groups, including ethnicity and socioeconomic status. The reports also provide extensive information on school and district staff, programs, and student demographics.

The Texas Academic Performance Reports are available for the 2022-2023 school year; you can access TAPR for the state and every public school, district, or region of Texas.

Sam Rayburn ISD TAPR (2022-2023)

Federal Report Cards

Federal Report Cards should be shared with you as part of our obligation under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA). Federal report cards for the state, our district, and each SRISD campus are provided below. They are also available on the Texas Education Agency’s website. Click here to see the Federal Report Cards. 

Information on the Federal Report Cards includes:

  • Part (i): General Description of the Texas State Accountability System
  • Part (ii): Student Achievement by Proficiency Level
  • Part (iii)(I): Academic Growth
  • Part (iii)(II): Graduation Rate
  • Part (iv): English Language Proficiency
  • Part (v): School Quality or Student Success (SQSS) 
  • Part (vi):  Goal Meeting Status
  • Part (vii): STAAR Participation
  • Part (viii): Civil Rights Data
  • Part (ix): Teacher Quality Data
  • Part (x): Per-pupil Expenditure

Texas State Federal Report Card

Federal Report Card – Sam Rayburn ISD (2022)

Federal Report Card – Sam Rayburn Elem (2022)

Federal Report Card – Rayburn HS – SRISD (2022)


School Report Cards

The school report card (SRC) combines accountability ratings, data from the Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR), and financial information to give a broad view of campus performance. Available for each campus in Texas, the SRC is intended specifically to inform parents and guardians about a school’s individual characteristics and its academic performance. The 2022 school report cards are now available.

Sam Rayburn Elementary

Sam Rayburn High School


Accreditation Status

Sam Rayburn ISD consistently receives a status designation of Accredited from the Texas Education Agency, and most recently received a status designation of Accredited for the 2022-2023 school year.


The Texas Education Agency releases accreditation statuses for school districts and charters across the state. Accreditation statuses are based on state academic accountability ratings, the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (known commonly as School FIRST), data reporting, special program effectiveness, and compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements.

Under the Texas Education Code, the commissioner of education annually assigns accreditation statuses to each school district. Accreditation statuses include:

  • Accredited

  • Accredited-Warned

  • Accredited-Probation

  • Not Accredited-Revoked


An Accredited status recognizes districts and charters as a public school that meets specific academic and financial standards. An Accredited-Warned status means a district or charter exhibits deficiencies in academic and/or financial performance that, if not addressed, could lead to probation or revocation of its accreditation status. An Accredited-Probation status means a district or charter exhibits deficiencies in academic and/or financial performance over a three-year period, or over two years are deficient in both ratings each year that must be addressed to avoid revocation of its accreditation status.  A Not Accredited-Revoked status means the Texas Education Agency does not recognize the district or charter as a Texas public school following multiple years of deficiencies in academic and/or financial performance.

An Accreditation Status Matrix, which provides a more detailed guidance related to the definition and explanation of each accrediation status can be found here.

Sam Rayburn’s 2022-2023 accreditation status can be found on the Texas Education Agency website  at