The Texas Education Agency accountability reports for individual school districts and other education agencies have been released for the 2021-22 school year.

In the Pearland and Friendswood area, Pearland and Friendswood ISDs received an A rating, the highest possible outcome; Alvin ISD received a B.

The TEA’s accountability system grades school districts in three areas: Student Achievement, School Progress and Closing the Gaps. Student Achievement focuses on performances across all subjects for students, including State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness scores; college, career and military readiness indicators; and graduation rates, according to the TEA.

School Progress takes into account the number of students who grew or are on track by at least one year academically based on STAAR results, and it also factors in the achievement of all students relative to districts or campuses with similar economically disadvantaged percentages. The Closing the Gaps category revolves around differentials among different racial and ethnic groups and socioeconomic backgrounds, according to the TEA.

PISD and FISD were two of 396 Texas school districts to receive an A rating, according to a district news release. PISD had 18 campuses receive an A rating, including Berry Miller Junior High School, which received all seven available distinctions from the TEA.

PISD’s composite scores increased in four of the five categories available from its 2020-21 numbers.

“I am incredibly proud of our district,” PISD Superintendent Larry Berger said in the release. “The results of the latest TEA rating reflect the hard work and resilience of our students and staff. The past two years presented a series of challenges that we had to adapt, both learning and teaching. Receiving an A rating demonstrates the district’s ability to deliver measurable success, while also helping develop and build strong students.”

FISD excelled in all categories under the accountability ratings, garnering a 92 or higher scaled score in five of six categories graded by the TEA. The district’s composite scores increased in each category available from its 2020-21 numbers.

“When it comes to state ratings and accountability, we are always grateful to be recognized; however, state ratings are not the only way we measure student and teacher success,” FISD Superintendent Thad Roher told Community Impact Newspaper. “There are many things that are just as important to us, and we will continue to celebrate all forms of success in FISD."

While AISD received only a B rating, the district increased its component scores in every category compared to its 2020-21 ratings.

AISD scored a 91 or higher scaled score in graduation rate and college, career and military readiness indicators. The district’s lowest score came in STAAR grading. AISD was given an 82 scaled score in that category.

“Our results show the significant dedication and investment our teachers and staff put forth for our students last year,” AISD Superintendent Carol Nelson told Community Impact Newspaper. “The students' hard work shows that we are closing the learning gaps that occurred during the pandemic. I am most grateful for our staff, students and parent partnerships that produced student success. We are off to a great start and will continue to keep high expectations for each student in every program.”

TEA accountability ratings broken down by campus can be found on the agency’s website.