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State Accountability

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).


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) 


Denison ISD District and Campus 2022 Accountability Reports are available on the links below:


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 now available. From this website you can access TAPR for the state and every public school, district, or region of Texas.

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 2021-2022 school report cards are now available.


Denison ISD Annual Report

The TAPR comprises the main part of the district’s annual report.  In addition to the TAPR, the annual report includes the PEIMS Financial Standard Reports, district accreditation status, campus performance objectives, a report of violent or criminal incidents, and information received from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. 

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