The Texas Education Agency issued state accountability ratings on August 15, 2016. The District was rated Met Standard and 69 of 71 campuses (97 percent) were rated Met Standard. Two campuses, Briargate Elementary and Ridgemont Elementary, were rated Improvement Required. As part of Improvement Required status, these campuses will create Targeted Improvement Plans that will be submitted to the Texas Education Agency in the Fall 2016. McAuliffe Middle School, an Improvement Required campus in 2015-16, earned a Met Standard rating this year. The Texas Education Agency provides an explanation of the performance indices used to determine accountability ratings.
In 2016, FBISD campuses earned a total of 108 distinctions in seven possible areas – Student Progress, Closing Performance Gaps, English Language Arts/Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Post-Secondary Readiness. At the campus level 31 of 71 campuses (44 percent) earned one or more distinction designations, and 4 campuses (6 percent) earned all distinction designations for which they were eligible. A list of all campus distinctions is available in the Distinction Designations Summary.
Community and Student Engagement (CaSE)
House Bill 5 passed in the 83rd Texas Legislature requires that each district evaluate its performance and the performance of each of its campuses and assign a rating of Exemplary, Recognized, Acceptable or Unacceptable in the following areas:
Wellness and Physical Education
Community and Parental Involvement
21st Century Workforce Development program
Second Language Acquisition programs
Digital Learning Environment
Dropout Prevention Strategies
Gifted and Talented program
Compliance with statutory and policy requirements (rated as Yes or No only)
A district committee developed a set of indicators for each area, and the campus rating for each area was determined by the percentage of indicators in that area met by the campus. More details and a list of all campus ratings are available in the CaSE Ratings Summary.
The Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR)
The TAPR report contains the current performance on the TAPR indicators for Fort Bend ISD and each campus in the District. The most recent full report (for the 2014-2015 school year) is accessible in PDF format via the links below. TEA-issued reports for prior years are available online at TEA Performance Reporting.
The school report card (SRC) combines accountability ratings, data from the Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR), and financial information to give a broad view of campus performance. Available for each campus in Texas, the SRC is intended specifically to inform parents and guardians about a school’s individual characteristics and its academic performance. Find the School Report Card for any campus or district via TEA.
Federal Report Card
The U.S. Department of Education requires each state to publish an annual report card with specific district and campus-level data. Find the Federal Report Card for any campus or district via TEA.
The Texas Education Agency announced accreditation statuses for all Texas school districts and charter schools on February 19, 2016, and Fort Bend ISD earned full accreditation status. The accreditation system examines both the financial and academic health of districts and charter schools. It also examines performance in other areas such as data reporting, special program effectiveness, and compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements. Under the accreditation system, ratings of Accredited, Accredited-Warned, Accredited-Probation or Not Accredited-Revoked are issued. The status of a district or charter can be listed as pending if an investigation is under way. The TEA website has more information on the TEA accreditation system.
Texas School Accountability Dashboard
The Texas School Accountability Dashboard makes it possible to find clear and concise accountability information and demographics for an individual school, an entire school district, or the state as a whole. It also allows anyone to easily compare districts or schools.
Texas Consolidated School Rating Report
The Texas Consolidated School Rating Report (TCSR) combines the accountability rating, distinction designations, Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST) rating, and community and student engagement rating for each district and campus in Texas.
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