Carroll ISD received an overall grade of A—receiving an A in the three areas of student achievement, student progress and closing performance gaps.
“We’re proud of our students and staff for continuing to excel at whatever measures of accountability the state decides to use,” Superintendent David Faltys said in a statement. “We believe the measure of our success is much more than one grade, one test or one snapshot of a given day. Our true accountability lies in the rigor and high expectations for excellence we call our staff and students to every day."
Individual schools in the district continue to be rated as Met Standard, Met Alternative Standard, Not Rated or Improvement Required in the 2018 rating. Texas districts and schools will both be rated using the A-F system beginning in August 2019. All campuses in the district were labeled Met Standard.
In addition to the Met Standard, Met Alternative Standard or Improvement Required rating, individual campuses were also given an overall number grade.
Overall grades for campuses are calculated based on the school’s performance in three domains: Student Achievement, School Progress and Closing the Gaps, TEA officials said. TEA takes the higher score provided between Student Achievement—which factors in STAAR tests, SAT scores and other college and career readiness variables—and Student Progress, which examines how students perform compared to the previous year.
The agency then factors in what performance gaps exist between different groups within the Closing the Gaps domain, which considers the ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds of students as well as economically disadvantaged numbers and other factors.
Here’s how each campus was graded overall:
Carroll - 97
Johnson - 97
Old Union - 98
Rockenbaugh - 97
Walnut Grove - 97
Durham - 96
Eubanks - 96
Carroll Middle - 97
Dawson - 95
Carroll Senior High - 97
Carroll High - 94
In his statement, Faltys went on to say CISD stands with other districts across the state to call for a less complicated system of accountability.
"In Carroll, it’s more about quality teachers engaging our kids in a way that inspires them to realize their full potential," he said.