Pflugerville ISD receives a B in first Texas Education Agency A-F accountability rating

The TEA released accountability ratings August 15

The TEA released accountability ratings August 15

The Texas Education Agency released its school and district accountability ratings Wednesday morning, which, for the first time reflect the TEA’s new A-F system when rating overall districts.

Pflugerville ISD received a B rating with a B in each of the TEA’s indicators; Student Achievement, School Progress and Closing the Gaps.

All of PfISD’s individual campuses received a met “Met Standard” rating.

While Superintendent Doug Killian was pleased with the districts’ results, he said that the district did not need the ratings to prove the schools’ progress, according to a statement released by PfiSD.

"As a district, we are pleased with how our students performed during the entire 2017-18 school year, but we didn’t need a dysfunctionally-run state test to tell us that as we see our student’s achievements every day,” Killian said in the statement.

Killian said that performance on state testing is an important focus in PfISD but not the only indicator of success for students.

"It is important to remember that, although our students scored well, this is a very brief snapshot out of the entire school year, mere hours out of 175 instructional days,” Killian said. “We celebrate our students through a variety of accomplishments, only one of which include state-mandated exams, and we will continue to balance the needs of our students' education with those required by the state.”
By Emma Whalen
Emma is Community Impact Newspaper's Houston City Hall reporter. Previously, she covered public health, education and features for several Austin-area publications. A Boston native, she is a former student athlete and alumna of The University of Texas at Austin.


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