All schools in Tomball, Magnolia ISDs meet accountability standards, 2 stand above rest

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The Texas Education Agency released accountability ratings for the 2016-17 school year on Tuesday, Aug. 15. These ratings, which include designations of “met standard,” “not rated” or “improvement required,” demonstrate a district and its individual campuses’ performance over the past year.

The rating system is based on four areas that measure student performance, year-to-year student progress, academic achievement of certain student groups and postsecondary readiness, which measures high school diploma achievement and college, military or workforce readiness.

All campuses with Tomball and Magnolia ISDs received a designation of either “met standard,” “met alternative standard” or “not rated.”

In Tomball ISD, Northpointe Intermediate School and Creekside Forest Elementary School were two of the state’s more than 400 campuses that earned all of the possible distinctions awarded through the accountability system.

Additional campuses in Tomball and Magnolia ISDs received various distinctions, such as academic achievement in English language arts/reading, academic achievement in mathematics, academic achievement in science, academic achievement in social studies, student progress, closing performance gaps and postsecondary readiness.

In Texas, 95.3 percent of the 1,203 districts rated received a designation of “met standard” or “met alternative standard.” Only 3.7 percent of districts received an “improvement required,” which is fewer districts (4.7 percent) than received an “improvement required” in 2015-16. The remaining two districts were not rated.

Of the 8,757 campuses in Texas, 89.4 percent “met standard” or “met alternative standard.” Only 4.2 percent of campuses were designated as “improvement required.” The remaining 6.3 percent of campuses was not rated.

Additional information about the 2017 accountability rating system and campus distinctions can be found on the TEA’s website.

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