2017-2018 Accountability Ratings

2017-2018 Accountability Ratings
Posted on 08/21/2018
person writing in notebook "Acceptable Performance. 2 Distinctions in Academic Growth."Just last week the Texas Education Agency, or TEA, released the 2018 Accountability ratings for Texas districts and schools. According to TEA the accountability rating system exists for two reasons. “First, parents should know how well our schools are performing, so they can better support their children. Second, educators benefit from having clear information about school performance, highlighting successes and challenges, to help improve support for students over time." For more information regarding the purpose of accountability ratings please visit this article on the TEA website titled “A-F Accountability: What Parents Should Know.” 

In January of 2017 TEA released a model report card to show districts what the new system would look like if it had been implemented that year. When compared to the model report card for the 2016-2017 school year, Castleberry ISD saw a tremendous growth of 136 data points in 2017-2018. This academic growth is reflected in the two distinctions that CISD earned this year. Both Irma Marsh Middle School and Castleberry High School earned distinctions in the area of Academic Growth. Overall, Castleberry ISD scored 77 out of 100 points for the 2017-2018 school year which equates to a C rating or “acceptable performance.” Additional details regarding Castleberry’s accountability ratings can be found on TXschools.org. You can also find more information about individual campus performance on TXschools.org in our campus list.

There are numerous resources available on the TEA website to help parents better understand the new accountability rating system. There is also an interactive graph available that illustrates how Districts performed in relation to each other and in the context of the % of the population of each district that is considered economically disadvantaged.