The Texas Education Agency recently released the first set of school district accountability ratings with the new A-F system. Developed for two primary reasons - to inform parents about how their schools are performing and to provide information to help district and campus leaders - this new method aims to provide information about school districts and to identify possible areas for improvement. Previously, the TEA only rated schools on a pass or fail basis. Here's a look at the ratings for schools around the Austin-area:
A: Lake Travis ISD (Travis), Eanes ISD (Travis), Round Rock ISD (Williamson), Liberty Hill ISD (Williamson), Dripping Springs ISD (Hays), Wimberley ISD (Hays), Texas Preparatory School (Hays), NYOS Charter School (Travis), University of Texas University Charter (Travis)
B: Austin ISD (Travis), Pflugerville ISD (Travis), Lago Vista ISD (Travis), Leander ISD (Williamson), Georgetown ISD (Williamson), Thrall ISD (Williamson), McDade ISD (Bastrop), Harmony Science Academy (Travis), Cedars International Academy (Travis), Kipp Austin Public Schools Inc (Travis)
C: Taylor ISD (Williamson), Jarrell ISD (Williamson), Hutto ISD (Williamson), Florence ISD (Williamson), San Marcos CISD (Hays), Hays CISD (Hays), Lockhart ISD (Caldwell), Bastop ISD (Bastrop), Elgin ISD (Bastrop), Smithville ISD (Bastrop), Texas Empowerment Academy (Travis)
D: Manor ISD (Travis), Del Valle ISD (Travis), Promesa Public Schools (Travis), Wayside Schools (Travis), Luling ISD (Caldwell)
F: The Excel Center (Travis)
Click here for a detailed look at the rankings.
The new A-F grade system ranks school districts in the following areas:
· Student Achievement - Measures how much students know and end-of-year performance
· School Progress - Looks at student performance over time compared with other schools
· Closing the Gap - Examines how different populations of students are performing in the district
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