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School Accountability Ratings Released Thursday

A - F letter grades to be made public for second straight year

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    School Accountability Ratings Released Thursday

    On Thursday, Texas parents and students will learn their schools’ rating – a letter grade ranging from A to F – based on a newly-issued report from the state. (Published Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019)

    On Thursday, Texas parents and students found out their schools’ rating — a letter grade ranging from A to F — based on a newly-issued report from the state.

    The 2019 Accountability Ratings were released to the public on Thursday, one day after the state’s independent school districts were given the official report issued by the Texas Education Agency.

    Of the largest districts, Fort Worth ISD received a "C" grade, Dallas ISD received a "B" grade, Frisco received an "A" grade, Lewisville received a "B," Arlington received a "B" — an improvement over last year's "C" score — Garland received a "B" and Plano received an "A".

    On Thursday, Education Commissioner Mike Morath commended the hundreds of districts and schools which increased their overall rating from last year. He specifically recognized Bradenburg Elementary School in the Irving Independent School District.

    School Accountability Ratings To Be Released Thursday

    [DFW] School Accountability Ratings To Be Released Thursday

    On Thursday, Texas parents and students will learn their schools’ rating – a letter grade ranging from A to F – based on a newly-issued report from the state.

    (Published Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019)

    "In many cases, it seems like a miracle but it is not a miracle. It is the result of extraordinarily dedicated professionals who love children with all of their hearts and all of their brains," Commissioner Morath said. "There are 8,200 campuses in the state of Texas. Out of all of those campuses, only 68 jumped from the equivalent to a 'C' to an 'A'. Brandenburg Elementary is proof-positive that poverty is not destiny."

    Click here to search for a specific campus or charter school.

    This is the second year for the letter grade ratings, similar in style to the grades that students are assigned in their classes.

    The ratings are based upon three main indicators:

    • Student Achievement, which takes several factors into account including performance on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) tests and graduation rates
    • School Progress, which compares a district and a school’s performance relative to its performance in the prior year
    • Closing the Gap, which is an effort to ensure that all students, including racial minorities, low income students and students for whom English is a second language, are learning and improving
    The Lancaster Independent School District, which serves about 7,000 students, received a "B" score -- an improvement over last year's "C" score.

    Superintendent Dr. Elijah Granger said 88 percent of their student population is economically disadvantaged and most are minorities. Superintendent Granger said for them, it is important that the curriculum is "culturally sensitive".

    "Which means that students can see themselves in the lessons, they can make connections. They can make real world connections when they’re being taught in class," he explained. "They can see themselves in the stories. They’re able to understand and able to relate to certain people in the stories."

    These are the North Texas school districts that achieved an A rating from the TEA in 2018:

    Collin County

    Allen ISD
    Celina ISD
    Frisco ISD
    Lovejoy ISD
    McKinney ISD
    Melissa ISD
    Plano ISD
    Princeton ISD
    Prosper ISD
    Wylie ISD

    Dallas County

    Coppell ISD
    Highland Park ISD
    Sunnyvale ISD

    Denton County

    Argyle ISD
    Northwest ISD

    Tarrant County

    Carroll ISD
    Grapevine-Colleyville ISD
    Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD
    Keller ISD
    Mansfield ISD

    ONLINE: Click here to search for a specific campus or charter school.

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