Skip To Main Content

Accountability & Assessment

Parent Rights regarding State Testing and Accelerated Instruction

Parents may refuse STAAR testing and Accelerated Instruction

Carroll ISD strives to work collaboratively with parents when making decisions that are in the best interest of their children.  Carroll ISD understands that sometimes parents believe that state assessments are not in the best interest of their children.  Parents who wish to refuse STAAR assessments may complete the form here and provide it to their campus Principal or Assistant Principal.  Parents may also simply email their campus Principal or Assistant Principal.  Carroll ISD will not present a child with a STAAR assessment on an initial testing day or on a make-up testing day if a parent refusal has been received. Carroll ISD acknowledges the rights of parents to refuse the STAAR and HB1416 on behalf of their child.  

When a parent refuses STAAR assessments for their child, the child will receive a raw score of zero.  STAAR assessment score is not used to promote a child to the next grade level.  The zero does not impact your child’s GPA.  

Parents may also refuse Accelerated Instruction (HB 1416).  The district is required to provide accelerated instruction to any child who does not receive a passing score on STAAR.  Parents may email the campus Principal or Assistant Principal letting them know they wish to refuse HB1416 Accelerated Instruction.

Students in high school who refuse to take a STAAR EOC assessment must use a qualifying score on an approved Substitute Assessment to meet graduation requirements.  Click here to view the approved Substitute Assessments along with the minimum score requirements.

Carroll ISD is not allowed to encourage refusal of STAAR or of HB1416 Accelerated Instruction. CISD will always support parents in their educational choices for their children.  If parents have any questions or need further assistance, contact the campus Principal or Assistant Principal


State Accountability

Carroll ISD and all 11 campuses have earned the grade of A for 2019 State Accountability. You can find more detailed information, including distinctions earned for the district and each campus at

Accountability for the 2022-2023 school year has been delayed.  At this time, no district in the state has been awarded A-F ratings or distinctions.  The Texas Academic Performance Report was released.  You can find campus and district reports using the links below.

School Report Cards

Search for your Campus Academic Performance Report here.

Texas Academic Performance Reporting

The Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR), formerly known as the Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS), pull together a wide range of information annually on the performance of students in each school and district in Texas. The reports, available back to the 2003–04 school year, provide extensive information on staff, programs, and demographics for each school and district.

HB3 Board Goals

HB3 Board Goals

Federal Report Cards

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), requires each State education agency to prepare and publish an annual report card with state-, district- and campus-level data. Federal Report Cards for Carroll ISD can be accessed through the TEA website at the link below: 

TEA - Federal Report Cards


Annual Report