Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD reviews annual report on student growth goals

The SCUCISD board of trustees reviewed the annual report of top priority goals and board goals during the Oct. 19 meeting. (Jarrett Whitener/ Community Impact)
The SCUCISD board of trustees reviewed the annual report of top priority goals and board goals during the Oct. 19 meeting. (Jarrett Whitener/ Community Impact)

The SCUCISD board of trustees reviewed the annual report of top priority goals and board goals during the Oct. 19 meeting. (Jarrett Whitener/ Community Impact)

The Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD board of trustees on Oct. 19 discussed an annual report on top priority goals and board goals regarding student growth as well as college, career and military readiness—CCMR. The goals are aligned with requirements provided by Texas House Bill 3.

Current numbers under state criteria reflect 62% of graduates from the class of 2021 meet the criteria for CCMR, which came under the annual goal of 64%. SCUCISD noted that students who enter the military do not get counted into the percentage due to the Department of Defense not providing the numbers to account for those students.

Under local CCMR criteria, the class of 2021 came in at 84%, which exceeded the 2020-21 annual goal of 83%.

Allison Steele ELC, Byron P. Steele II High School and Samuel Clemens High School are off track, with Allison Steele ELC being the most off-track. SCUCISD administration plans to meet with local administration to see if goals need to be adjusted.

Following graduation, SCUCISD continues to track former students to gather data on where they went after high school. Similar goals are extended to junior high, intermediate and elementary school students to prepare them more for the future.



Junior high

For junior high school students, SCUCISD uses the PSAT for eighth and ninth graders to quantitatively measure whether students are on track for that age group. The goal is to have students meet the percentages for math, and English reading and writing to progress in their college readiness.

Students complete a career survey, endorsement selection, four-year plan, career research activity, and two additional college or career activities for career readiness.

Corbett Junior High School aims to increase from 20% to 30% of eighth grade students who meet the college readiness criteria goal through PSAT 8/9 by August 2024 and increase their career readiness goal from 11% to 55% by August 2024.

J. Frank Dobie Junior High School aims to increase from 26% to 36% for the college readiness criteria and 4% to 60% for career readiness criteria by August 2024.

Early childhood

In kindergarten through 4th grade, students are monitored on their growth in math and literacy proficiency.

According to Superintendent Clark Ealy, second grade students are underperforming compared to other grade levels due to the COVID-19 pandemic beginning during their kindergarten year and keeping them from in-person education throughout their first-grade year.

“This is not something that is endemic to SCUCISD, it is to the entire state and indeed the nation,” Ealy said.

Updates to the data will be made in February, when the board will evaluate progress toward their growth goals.

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