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School Accountability Rating
School accountability ratings are based on the percent of students passing the TAKS, high school completion rate, the annual dropout rate and two new indicators: Commended Performance and English Language Learners Progress Indicator. Standards for all five indicators must be met for all students as well as for student groups (African American, Hispanic, White, and Economically Disadvantaged). Note that for this year, new federal definitions are used for race and ethnicity. Most indicators that show performance for 2009-10 and earlier show race and ethnicity using the former definitions.
Gold Performance Acknowledgment (GPA):
Schools may also qualify for GPAs for high performance on
Advanced Course/Dual Enrollment, Attendance, AP/IB, 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 2011 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 TAKS (Accommodated), TAKS-Modified, and TAKS-Alternate are included for all grades and subjects.
TAKS Progress: This indicator 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. Students who take multiple TAKS tests are included multiple times (for every TAKS test taken). While exit-level TAKS retests are included, students who take multiple TAKS exit-level retests are included only when the passing standard is met.
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 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): This presents two calculations for students who failed all administrations of the reading (or mathematics) test in 2010: For those who were promoted to the next grade, the first measure shows the percentage that passed the reading (or mathematics) test in 2011. For those who were retained, the second measure shows the percent that passed the grade reading (or mathematics) test in 2011. The same information is presented for the previous year.
Recommended HS and Distinguished Achievement Program Graduates: The report shows the percent of graduates for the classes of 2010
and 2009 who satisfied the requirements for the Texas State Board
of Education Recommended High School Program or the Distinguished
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 Rates: These indicators show the status of students after 4 years in high school (4-Year Completion Rate) or after 5 years in high school (5-Year Extended Completion Rate). The 4-year rate includes students who first attended ninth grade in 2006-07, showing their final status with the class of 2010. The 5-year rate includes students who first attended ninth grade in 2005-06, showing their final status by the fall of 2010. These show the percent of students who graduated, received a GED, continued high school, or dropped out. Completion Rate I sums the 4-year percent of students who graduated or continued high school. (Completion Rate II is shown for AECs rated under AEA procedures. It includes GED recipients as completers.)
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 2010 and 2009.
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 2010-11 school year.
Instructional Expenditure Ratio:
This measure shows the percent of the district's total actual
expenditures for the 2009-10 fiscal year that were used to fund
direct instructional activities.
Expenditures per Student:
This value shows actual 2009-10 expenditures for groups of functions
divided by the total number of 2009-10 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.
- @ - For Asian, Pacific Islander and Two or More Races on indicators that used the former race/ethnicity definitions, n/a is shown. See the Glossary for details.
- 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
- Two asterisks (**) refer to a Chapter 44 measure. For more information, please go to http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index4.aspx?id=3881.
Report Cards | 2010-11
AEIS Reports | Performance