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School Accountability Rating
School accountability ratings are based on the percent of students
passing the TAKS,
high school completion rate, and the annual dropout rate. Standards
for TAKS, completion rates, and dropout rates must be met for
all students as well as for student groups (African American,
Hispanic, White, and Economically Disadvantaged).
Gold Performance Acknowledgment (GPA):
Some schools may also qualify for GPAs for high performance on
Advanced Course/Dual Enrollment, AP/IB, Attendance, College-Ready
Graduates, Commended Performance on TAKS, Comparable Improvement,
SAT/ACT, Recommended High School Program, or Texas Success
Paired Schools: Schools
that report enrollment but do not have grades in which the TAKS
test is given (such as K-2 schools) are paired with schools
with which they have a "feeder" relationship to determine
Indicators of Student Performance (Report
shows only those indicators that apply, depending on grade span
at the school.)
TAKS Met 2009 Standard:
The TAKS (Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills) is a comprehensive
testing program for public school students in grades 3 through
11. TAKS measures the extent to which a student has learned,
understood, and is able to apply the important concepts and
skills expected at each tested grade level. Students are assessed
in English Language Arts (ELA) (grades 10 & 11), reading
(grades 3-9), mathematics (grades 3-11), writing (grades 4 & 7),
science (grades 5, 8, 10 &
11), and social studies (grades 8, 10 & 11). Results shown
include only the performance of those students who were enrolled
at the campus by the last Friday in October. Results are summed
across grades for all grades tested at the school. Results for
the TAKS (Accommodated) are included for science, social studies,
and all grade 11 subjects.
TAKS Progress Measure: This
measure is shown only for alternative education campuses (AEC)
rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures.
It is based on the number of tests taken. It sums performance
results across grades 3 through 12 and across all subjects, to
provide a single measure. Progress is defined as test results
that meet the TAKS passing standard, or are projected to meet
the standard based on the Texas Projection Measure (for grades
3-10), or have a Texas Growth Index (TGI) score of zero or higher
(for grade 11). Exit-level TAKS retest results are included in
Students Not Tested Due to Exemptions:
The report shows the percent of students who were exempted on
every test because he or she received a Limited-English Proficiency
(LEP) exemption and took only the Texas English Language Proficiency
Assessment System (TELPAS) test.
Progress of Prior Year TAKS Failers:
This measure shows the percent of students who failed the TAKS
in the previous year but passed in the current year.
Student Success Initiative (SSI):
Students in grade 3 must pass the reading TAKS in order to be
promoted to grade 4, and students in grades 5 and 8 must pass
both the reading and mathematics TAKS in order to be promoted
to grades 6 and 9, respectively. Students are given three opportunities
to pass each test. Depending on the school, up to four measures
are shown: 1) Students
Requiring Accelerated Instruction: For each subject and
grade, this shows the percent of students who did not pass the
first administration of the TAKS. Students who did not pass
the first administration must be provided accelerated instruction
in preparation for the second administration. 2) TAKS Cumulative
For each subject and grade, this shows the cumulative (and unduplicated)
percent of students who took and passed the tests in the first
and second administrations combined. 3) TAKS Failers Promoted
by Grade Placement Committee: This shows the percent of
students who failed all attempts to pass but were promoted
to the next grade by their grade placement committee. 4) TAKS
Met Standard (Failed in Previous Year): Using
grade 3 as an example, this presents two calculations for students
who failed all administrations of the grade 3 reading test in
2008: For those who were promoted to fourth grade, the first
measure shows the percentage that passed the grade 4 reading
test in 2009; and for those who were retained in third grade,
the second measure shows the percent that passed the grade 3
reading test in 2009. When available, the same information is
presented for the previous year.
Attendance Rate: The report
shows the attendance rate for the entire school year for students
in grades 1-12.
Annual Dropout Rate: Depending
on the grade span at the school, one or two of the following three
rates are shown: Annual Dropout Rate (Gr 7-8), Annual
Dropout Rate (Gr 7-12), and Annual Dropout Rate (Gr 9-12).
The annual rates are the number of students who dropped out
(in the grades indicated) expressed as a percent of the number of
students in attendance in those grades.
Completion/Student Status Rate:
This indicator takes students who started 9th grade in 2004-05
and shows their status in 2008. Two measures are provided: 1)
Completion/Student Status Rate shows the percent of students
who graduated, received a GED, continued high school, or dropped
out; and 2) Completion Rate I sums the percent of students
who graduated or continued high school. The same information is
given for the class of 2007. (Completion Rate II is shown
for AECs rated under AEA procedures. It includes GED recipients
Recommended HS and Distinguished Achievement Program Graduates:
The report shows the percent of graduates for the classes of 2008
and 2007 who satisfied the requirements for the Texas State Board
of Education Recommended High School Program or the Distinguished
Texas Success Initiative (TSI) –
Higher Education Readiness Component: The Texas Success
Initiative (TSI) is a program to improve student success in college.
This indicator shows the percent of students who scored high enough
on the TAKS to be exempted from the TSI requirements.
SAT/ACT Results: The report
provides four measures: (1) Tested shows the percent of graduates
who took either the SAT or the ACT. (2) At/Above Criterion shows
the percent of examinees who scored at or above the “Criterion
Score” (criterion score is 1110 for SAT and 24 for ACT).
(3) & (4) Average SAT Score and Average ACT Score show the
average score on the SAT and ACT. Information is shown for the
classes of 2008 and 2007.
Class Size Averages by Grade
and Subject: Class sizes are calculated from teacher
class schedules. For example, the number of students in science
is summed and divided by a count of the science classes. Elementary
classes are shown by grade; secondary classes are shown by subject.
Number of Students per Teacher:
The report shows the total number of students in membership, divided
by the total number of teachers (expressed as full-time equivalents)
at the school.
Instructional Staff Percent:
This measure indicates the percentage of the district's full-time
equivalent employees whose job function was to directly provide
classroom instruction to students during the 2008-09 school year.
Instructional Expenditure Ratio:
This measure shows the percent of the district's total actual
expenditures for the 2007-08 fiscal year that were used to fund
direct instructional activities.
Expenditures per Student:
This value shows actual 2007-08 expenditures for groups of functions
divided by the total number of 2007-08 students. Note that the
expenditures shown are not the amount actually spent on each and
every student, but rather a per-pupil average of the total. Per
pupil expenditures are shown for total operating expenditures
and by operating categories.
For almost every indicator, the report shows the performance
for all students in the state (State Average), the district
(District Average), the school group (School Group) and the
school (School - All Students). The school "group" is
a set of 40 other Texas public schools that are demographically
similar to this school. District and state comparisons are not
shown for the expenditure information because they are not comparable
to the school-level calculations.
- An asterisk (*) on a TAKS indicator means
that fewer than 5 students were in that classification, including
zero students; an asterisk for all other indicators means that
fewer than 5 students were in that classification, excluding zero
- For indicators other than TAKS, a dash (-) means
that no students were in that category.
- n/a - means that the information is not available
or not applicable.
- A question mark (?) means that the information reported
is outside of a reasonable range.
- A >99% is used to mask TAKS performance that is at or
near 100%; <1% is used to mask TAKS performance at or near
Report Cards | 2008-09
AEIS Reports | Performance