All schools in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto ISDs meet accountability standards, 3 stand above rest

On Tuesday, the Texas Education Agency released accountability ratings for the 2016-17 school year. These ratings, still marked with designations of "met standard," "not rated" or "improvement required," demonstrate a district and its individual campuses' performance over the past year.

The rating system is based off of four indeces that measure student performance, year-to-year improvement, academic achievement of certain student groups and importance of high school diploma achievement.

Across the state, 1,203 districts participated in the accountability system, with 95.3 percent earning a rating of "met standard" or "met alternative standard." Only 3.7 percent of districts received an "improvement required." The remainder of districts were not rated.

Of the 8,757 campuses in Texas, 89.4 percent "met standard" or "met alternative standard." Only 4.2 percent of campuses were designated as "improvement required." The remainder (6.3 percent) were not rated.

All campuses within Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto ISDs were graded either "met standard," "met alternative standard" or "not rated."

Each of the three districts also received an overall rating of "met standard."

In Round Rock ISD and Pflugerville ISD, Spicewood Elementary School, Canyon Creek Elementary School and Pflugerville High School were three of the 400 campuses that earned all of the possible distinctions awarded through the accountability system.

"Amazing work takes place in classrooms across our state every school day, but especially on these campuses where every possible distinction has been earned," Commissioner of Education Mike Morath said.

For more information on where campuses and districts placed in the A-F accountability system, look here for Round Rock ISD and here for Pflugerville and Hutto ISDs.