State agency rates Richardson ISD as a B-grade district under accountability system

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The Texas Education Agency has given Richardson ISD a B grade in the first official release of the agency’s A-F accountability ratings system.

The district received the same score in 2018. This year, nine schools received an A grade and four schools received a D.

A-grade schools include Brentfield Elementary, Canyon Creek Elementary, Math/Science/Tech Magnet, Mohawk Elementary, Prairie Creek Elementary, Prestonwood Elementary, Spring Creek Elementary, Parkhill Junior High and Richardson High.

D schools include Audelia Creek, Carolyn Bukhair, Northrich and Wallace elementary schools.

This is the first time since school year 2015-16 that no RISD campus was rated Improvement Required, according to the district.

“Overall, we’re pleased with the academic growth of students,” RISD Superintendent Jeannie Stone said in a news release. “While challenges certainly remain, we know that overall our blend of curriculum, resources and interventions are working, and we anticipate student growth to continue.”

RISD scored a B in all three domains used to develop a district’s score. It received an 86 in student achievement, an 89 in school progress and an 85 in closing the gaps.

The A-F accountability system began when the 85th Texas Legislature in 2017 passed a bill requiring school districts and their campuses to be graded on three domains.

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Olivia Lueckemeyer
Olivia Lueckemeyer graduated in 2013 from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in journalism. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2016 as reporter for the Southwest Austin edition before her promotion to editor in March 2017. In July 2018 she returned home to the Dallas area and became editor of the Richardson edition.
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