On August 15, 2017, the Texas Education Agency released district and campus accountability ratings for 2017, these ratings are based on test scores and data compiled at the close of the 2016-2017 school year. School districts and campuses in Texas are evaluated under the state's accountability system, which is administered by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). Accountability ratings are assigned to every district and campus in the Texas public education system each year.
The state accountability system assigns one of three academic ratings to each district and campus: Met Standard, Met Alternative Standard, or Improvement Required. These ratings are based on a framework of four indices that combine a range of indicators into a comprehensive measure of performance.
- Index 1: Student Achievement
Measures campus and district performance on satisfactory student achievement combined over all subjects for all students. (What is the overall percent passing?)
- Index 2: Student Progress
Measures student progress by subject and by student demographic groups. (Are students moving forward and making progress each year?)
- Index 3: Closing Performance Gaps
Emphasizes the academic achievement of economically disadvantaged students and the two lowest performing racial/ethnic student groups. (Are the lowest performing student groups making gains in their achievement?)
- Index 4: Post-Secondary Readiness
Emphasizes the role of elementary and middle schools in preparing students for the rigors of high school, and the importance of earning a high school diploma that provides students with the foundation necessary for success in college, the workforce, job training programs, or the military. (Are students being satisfactorily prepared for the next grade level or course [elementary] or for their postsecondary pathways [secondary]?)
Campuses that receive an accountability rating of Met Standard are eligible to earn distinction designations. Distinction designations are available for achievement in several different areas and awarded to campuses based on performance relative to a group of campuses of similar type, size, grade span, and student demographics. The distinction designation indicators are separate from those used to evaluate accountability ratings. Campuses that are eligible may earn distinctions in the following areas:
- Top 25% in Student Progress
- Top 25% in Closing Performance Gaps
- Academic Achievement in Reading/English Language Arts
- Academic Achievement in Mathematics
- Academic Achievement in Science
- Academic Achievement in Social Studies
- Post-Secondary Readiness (also available to districts)
In addition, this system applies System Safeguards to ensure that district or campus performance in each subject and student group is addressed independently of the four indices. which aggregate performance data. The purpose of the system safeguard report is to ensure that—in the aggregated district or campus reports—substandard performance in one or more areas or by one or more student groups is not disguised by higher performance in other areas or by other student groups. If a campus or district does not meet the specified target for any one or more of multiple System Safeguards, these areas must be addressed within the campus or district improvement plan.
Please click here to view current State Ratings information for Greenville ISD and all campuses.
- Index 1: Student Achievement