Texas Education Agency awards Plano ISD an A for its accountability rating

The Texas Education Agency released its annual school and district accountability rankings, which, for the first time reflect the TEAu2019s new A-F system when rating overall districts.

The Texas Education Agency released its annual school and district accountability rankings, which, for the first time reflect the TEAu2019s new A-F system when rating overall districts.

The Texas Education Agency released the 2017-18 accountability ratings for school districts across the state Aug. 15, and gave Plano ISD an A for its overall rating.

"With the release today of the Texas Education Agency’s annual school and district accountability ratings, Plano ISD received an overall rating of A, and all 67 schools assessed received a rating of Met Standard," said Dash Weerasinghe, senior executive director for assessment, research and program evaluation, in a statement from the district. “The accountability system is but one measure of our campuses and our district as a whole, and does not fully reflect a comprehensive view of our schools. However, reviewing these scores enables us to learn more about our strengths as well as our opportunities for growth, which fits into the district’s plans for continuous improvement in student learning.”

Here is how Plano ISD ranked under each domain:

Student Achievement: A
This rating is based on how much students know and are able to do at the end of the school year. PISD earned 92 of 100 possible points.

School Progress: B
This rating is based on how students perform over time, comparing their progress to similar schools. PISD earned 89 of 100 possible points.

Closing the Gaps: A
This rating is based on the performance of different populations of students. PISD earned 95 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 PISD schools were rated Met Standard.

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. The Academy High School did not receive a rating. Here’s how each campus was graded overall:

Elementary schools:
Aldridge: 91
Andrews: 97
Barksdale: 95
Barron: 79
Bethany: 89
Beverly: 97
Boggess: 88
Brinker : 90
Carlisle: 93
Centennial: 96
Christie: 74
Daffron: 93
Davis: 76
Dooley: 78
Forman: 73
Gulledge: 95
Haggar: 89
Harrington: 94
Haun: 95
Hedgcoxe: 94
Hickey: 80
Hightower: 95
Huffman: 68
Hughston: 94
Hunt: 92
Jackson: 88
Mathews: 97
McCall: 92
Meadows: 82
Memorial: 67
Mendenhall: 77
Miller: 90
Mitchell: 82
Rasor: 79
Saigling: 87
Schell: 90
Shepard: 89
Sigler: 77
Skaggs: 96
Stinson: 95
Thomas: 72
Weatherford: 71
Wells: 85
Wyatt: 97

Middle schools:
Armstrong: 82
Bowman: 80
Carpenter: 80
Frankford: 84
Haggard: 90
Hendrick: 86
Murphy: 96
Otto: 91
Renner: 89
Rice: 97
Robinson: 93
Schimelpfenig: 96
Wilson: 82

High schools:
Clark: 91
Jasper: 93
McMillen: 91
Shepton: 86
Vines: 88
Williams: 82

Senior high schools:
Plano: 86
Plano East: 86
Plano West: 89