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Campus and district accountability ratings released by Texas Education Agency

                The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has released accountability ratings for schools and districts. This year is a transition year for the state accountability system and its ratings. For this year, most schools and districts will be given a rating of Met Standard or Improvement Required. Other possible ratings include: Met Alternative Standard, Not Rated, Not Rated-Data Integrity Issues.

 Mission CISD and all but one district campus received ratings of Met Standard. Mission Options Academy’s official rating is Met Alternative Standard. Mission High School (MHS) received a rating of Improvement Required. MHS missed meeting or exceeding one of the four indexes used for the ratings. The campus was only one point away from the level needed for student progress.

                This year’s ratings are assigned to schools and districts based upon their performance on four indexes. They are: student achievement, student progress, closing performance gaps, postsecondary readiness. Schools and district must have met performance standards for all of the indexes for which there is data in order to be given a Met Standard rating. A rating of Improvement Required, indicates the district or campus did not meet one or more of the performance index targets.

                In addition to the main rating label, schools can earn Distinction Designations. They are: Academic Achievement in Reading/ELA, Academic Achievement in Mathematics, Top 25 Percent Student Progress. According to TEA reports, of the state’s over 8,500 campuses, about 3,600 achieved the Met Standard rating and also earned a Distinction Designation.

                821 schools in the state earned a Distinction Designation in Reading/ELA. Mission CISD schools earning a Distinction Designation for Reading/ELA are: Alton Elementary School, Bryan Elementary School, Cantu Elementary School, Cavazos Elementary School, Escobar/Rios Elementary School, Leal Elementary School, Midkiff Elementary School, Mims Elementary School, O’Grady Elementary School, Pearson Elementary School, Waitz Elementary School, Alton Memorial Jr. High School, R. Cantu Jr. High School, Mission Jr. High School, K. White Jr. High School, Veterans Memorial High School.

                363 schools in the state earned a Distinction Designation in Math. Mission CISD schools earning a Distinction Designation for Math are: Bryan Elementary School, Cavazos Elementary School, Marcell Elementary School, Midkiff Elementary School, Mims Elementary School, O’Grady Elementary School, Salinas Elementary School, R. Cantu Jr. High School, Veterans Memorial High School.

                553 Texas schools earned a Distinction Designation for Top 25% Progress. Mission CISD schools earning Distinction Designations for top 25% progress are: Bryan Elementary School, Castro Elementary School, Cavazos Elementary School, Escobar/Rios Elementary School, Leal Elementary School, Marcell Elementary School, Mims Elementary School, O’Grady Elementary School, Pearson Elementary School, Salinas Elementary School, Alton Memorial Jr. High School.

                Only 759 schools in the state earned all three possible Distinction Designations. That includes four from Mission CISD: Bryan Elementary School, Mims Elementary School, O’Grady Elementary School, Cavazos Elementary School.

                Six Mission CISD schools are among 424 in the state to earn Distinction Designation in both Reading/ELA and Math. They are: R. Cantu Jr. High School, Bryan Elementary School, Mims Elementary School, O’Grady Elementary School, Cavazos Elementary School, Midkiff Elementary School.

                Other Mission CISD schools earning two Distinction Designations are: Alton Memorial Jr. High School, Marcell Elementary School, Pearson Elementary School, Leal Elementary School, Salinas Elementary School.

                Full accountability ratings information for all Texas public schools are available through this web address, http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/perfreport/account/2013/index.html.

                The TEA is in the process of developing final recommendations for accountability ratings and criteria for 2014 and beyond. This is the only year TEA plans to use the transitional ratings labels announced today. 

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