The Texas Education Agency released its 2018-19 accountability ratings on Aug. 15.
The Texas Education Agency released the 2018-19 A-F accountability ratings for school districts and individual campuses across the state Aug. 15. For an in-depth look at how each school performed, visit www.txschools.org.
While the majority of accountability ratings are calculated based on the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) test, factors such as graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores and college prep course completion are also taken into consideration.
Overall grades for campuses are calculated based on the school’s performance in three domains: Student Achievement, School Progress and Closing the Gaps, according to the TEA.
Of the 1,189 multischool districts and charter operators rated statewide, 301 earned an overall “A,” 677 earned an overall “B,” 154 earned an overall “C,” 43 earned an overall “D” and 14 earned an overall “F.”
“Performance continues to improve in Texas schools because of the tireless effort of Texas teachers, administrators and staff. I am particularly proud of the educators at the 296 high-poverty schools that achieved an A rating this year,” Education Commissioner Mike Morath said in a press release.
Here is how Houston-area school districts stacked up in 2018-19:
Danica joined Community Impact as a reporter in 2016. As an editor, she continues to cover local government, education, health care, real estate, business, development and other issues affecting the Cy-Fair community. Her experience prior to CI includes studying at the Washington Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., serving as editor-in-chief of Union University's student magazine and online newspaper, and reporting for other publications in Arkansas and Tennessee. She always has her nails painted and will never say no to ice cream.
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