Houston Elementary School officials announce academic improvement plan

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Due to an Improvement Required score from the Texas Education Agency, Conroe ISD announced a targeted improvement plan will be implemented for Houston Elementary School, which was the only CISD campus to receive the IR rating from the 2016-17 accountability scores.

For the 2016-17 school year, districts and individual campuses were rated by the TEA in four categories: student achievement, student progress, closing performance gaps and postsecondary readiness. Houston Elementary did not meet standards in three of the four categories.

To receive a Met Standard rating, districts and campuses must meet standards in category 1 or 2 and categories 3 and 4.

During the September CISD board meeting, Debbie Phillips, CISD assistant superintendent of elementary education, presented three main goals Houston Elementary has adopted to improve its ratings in the future.

“This plan has been collaboratively developed with many perspectives,” Phillips said.

Goals include ensuring 40 percent of all eligible students exceed progress on the 2018 reading and math State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness and 65 percent of all eligible students approach standards for the 2018 STAAR writing assessment, Phillips said.

To ensure Houston Elementary’s success, district and campus officials are putting in place district professionals to assist with performance growth, Phillips said.

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Beth Marshall

Born and raised in Montgomery County, Beth Marshall graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in communication and a minor in business. Originally hired as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in 2016, she became editor of the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition in October 2017.

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