Both districts received an overall score of 85 out of 100, but scored differently in individual categories.
The scores represent a slight drop from the districts' last ratings in 2019, when PfISD received an 89 and HISD received an 86. The TEA did not give ratings in 2020 or 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The TEA determines a district's overall accountability rating using a combination of three measures: student achievement, school progress and closing the gaps.
A district's student achievement score takes into account graduation rates and how well the district's students perform on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness—or STAAR—test. PfISD received a score of 87 for student achievement, while HISD received a score of 86.
Closing the gaps is a measure of how well a district helps all student groups to succeed. PfISD's closing the gaps score was 80, and HISD's was 83.
School progress measures year-to-year growth in a district's students compared with students at other schools with economically similar populations. PfISD and HISD received scores of 82 and 85, respectively, in school progress.
The TEA also rates each individual campus within a district on the same criteria. Click on a campus in the map above to see its 2022 ratings.
With the passing of Senate Bill 1365, districts and campuses receiving a rating below C on the TEA's A-F scale are instead listed as "not rated"
More information on how the TEA determines accountability ratings is available on the agency's website.