LISD Superintendent Kevin Rogers sent a note to parents on Aug. 14 calling the accountability ratings "a misguided attempt to label our schools based almost solely on flawed standardized testing."
Here is how LISD ranked under each domain:
Student Achievement: B
This rating is based on how much students know and are able to do at the end of the school year. LISD earned 89 of 100 possible points.
School Progress: B
This rating is based on how students perform over time, comparing their progress to similar schools. LISD earned 82 of 100 possible points.
Closing the Gaps: B
This rating is based on the performance of different populations of students. LISD earned 89 of 100 possible points.
Individual schools continue to be rated as Met Standard, Met Alternative Standard, Not Rated or Improvement Required in the 2018 rating, and also receive an overall number grade. Texas districts and schools will both be rated using the A-F system beginning in August 2019.
All LISD schools were rated Met Standard except for Central Elementary, which received Improvement Required.
Overall grades for campuses are calculated based on the school's performance in three domains: Student Achievement, School Progress and Closing the Gaps, TEA officials said. TEA takes the higher score provided between Student Achievement-which factors in STAAR tests, SAT scores and other college and career readiness variables-and Student Progress, which examines how students perform compared to the previous year.
The agency then factors in what performance gaps exist between different groups within the Closing the Gaps domain, which considers the ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds of students as well as economically disadvantaged numbers and other factors.
For a more in-depth look at how each school performed, visit www.txschools.org. Here’s how each LISD campus was graded overall:
•B.B. Owen: 77
•Castle Hills: 97
•College Street: 77
•Coyote Ridge: 85
•Flower Mound: 94
•Forest Vista: 92
•Garden Ridge: 91
•Hebron Valley: 87
•Highland Village: 87
•Indian Creek: 88
•Old Settlers: 93
•Peters Colony: 78
•Prairie Trail: 87
•Stewart's Creek: 72
•Timber Creek: 90
•Valley Ridge: 84
•Arbor Creek: 88
•Creek Valley: 84
•Shadow Ridge: 92
•Flower Mound: 96
•The Colony: 88
The superintendent's note went on to say:
"Lewisville ISD rejects this form of accountability, as our district and our schools are more than a grade based on a state standardized test.
"While it is important for us to measure the effectiveness of our instructional practices and ensure all students are learning, LISD believes Texas students would be better served by a comprehensive community-based accountability system, which looks beyond high-stakes, multiple-choice tests to meaningful assessments that have value for students, parents, and teachers, as well as measures what each community deems important in promoting college and career readiness. True accountability can’t come from a state or national system; it must be a respectful partnership between state and local interests. It must come from the community’s hopes and dreams for its children.
"In response to ongoing frustration with the current accountability system, LISD has joined with 62 other public school districts in Texas to develop a grass-roots Community-Based Accountability System where every child is valued and respected and schools can be evaluated beyond state standardized tests. This collective of districts has partnered with the Texas Association of School Administrators to form the Texas Public Accountability Consortium.
"We are pleased to share with you that LISD created Campus Profile Sheets that serve to better inform our community about the more robust educational experiences students receive at our schools. These Campus Profile sheets will be sent home with your child’s first nine weeks report card and are currently available on the LISD website: http://lisd.net/profiles."