State Accountability Ratings
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) released the new A-F accountability results regarding student performance in the 2017-18 school year, and for many public school districts in Texas, this involves A-F letter grades. However, because Fort Bend ISD is one of more than 100 school districts severely affected by Hurricane Harvey, our district received a Not Rated designation.
Additionally, most of our campuses earned an overall rating of Met Standard, with the exception of four campuses. Under the Hurricane Harvey Provision, these 4 campuses received a Not Rated label.
In the new Accountability System, campuses received a rating based on performance in three areas:
- Student Achievement measures what students know and can do by the end of the year. It includes results from state assessments across all subjects for all students, on both general and alternate assessments, College, Career, and Military Readiness (CCMR) indicators, like AP and ACT results, and graduation rates.
- School Progress measures how much better students are doing on the STAAR test this year versus last year, and how much better students are doing academically relative to schools with similar percentages of economically disadvantaged students.
- Closing the Gaps looks at performance among student groups, including various racial/ethnic groups, socioeconomic backgrounds and other factors.
Seventy percent of the accountability rating is based on the better of Student Achievement or Student Progress (whichever is better is the only performance measure counted). The remaining 30 percent is based on performance in the Closing the Gaps area. To learn more about the A-F accountability system, visit https://tea.texas.gov/A-F/ or https://tea.texas.gov/2018Accountability.aspx.