The A-F system uses a variety of indicators, including how well the district is educating disadvantaged students, how students perform on the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness test, and the overall student improvement on the STAAR test.
Comal ISD received an A rating and an overall score of 93 out of 100. All 33 of CISD's campuses received passing grades, which places them among the top school districts in the state with 396 districts out of a total of 1,195 earning an A. This overall rating is based on performance in three areas: Student Achievement, in which CISD earned a 92; School Progress, in which CISD earned a 90; and Closing the Gaps, in which CISD earned a 95, according to the district.
“We are excited to receive this rating by the TEA,” CISD acting Superintendent Mandy Epley said. “This score is to be celebrated collectively by our teachers, administrators, support staff, students and parents. Together, we will continue to work towards helping each student grow academically year after year as we focus on providing opportunities for each student to be successful.”
New Braunfels ISD received a B rating with a score of 86 out of 100.
“This year, like the past two years, has brought many changes and challenges to the world of education,” said Kara Bock, NBISD assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction. “However, our teachers, administrators and staff stepped up every day to make the NBISD vision of ‘Every Student. Every Day.’ a reality, which is evident in one measure of our success, the state accountability system. I couldn't be more proud to work alongside this group of educators and appreciate their hard work and dedication to the students and families of NBISD.”
More information on the TEA accountability ratings can be found on their website.