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Mission CISD hits the mark in state accountability ratings

 

            Mission, Texas- the Texas Education Agency (TEA) has released accountability ratings for schools and districts. Most schools and districts can earn ratings of Met Standard, Improvement Required, or Met Alternative Standard for alternative schools. For the fifth year in a row, Mission Consolidated Independent School District (CISD) received a rating of Met Standard, as did all Mission CISD campuses.

            School and district ratings are largely based on student performance on the annual STAAR test. The state also takes into consideration three other areas beyond the basic test scores: student progress, closing performance gaps, and postsecondary readiness. Falling short in any of these four areas can result in a campus or district getting a rating of Improvement Required.

            In addition to the accountability ratings, some additional honors, called distinctions, were also earned by many of the Mission CISD schools. Four schools earned all six distinctions they were eligible to earn.

            Elementary schools can earn a total of six distinctions in: academic achievement in Readling/ELA, academic achievement in Math, academic achievement in Science, top 25% student progress, top 25% closing performance gaps, and postsecondary readiness. Ten Mission CISD elementary schools earned distinctions. They are: Alton Elementary School, all six distinctions possible; Cantu Elementary School, four distinctions; Cavazos Elementary School, all six distinctions possible; Leal Elementary School, all six distinctions possible; Midkiff Elementary School, five distinctions; Mims Elementary School, four distinctions; O’Grady Elementary School, one distinction; Pearson Elementary School, one distinction; Salinas Elementary School, all six distinctions possible; Waitz Elementary School, one distinction.

            Junior high schools can earn a total of seven distinctions in: academic achievement in Reading/ELA, academic achievement in math, academic achievement in Science, academic achievement in Social Studies, top 25% student progress, top 25% closing performance gaps, and postsecondary readiness. All four Mission CISD junior high schools earned distinctions. They are: Alton Memorial Jr. High School, four distinctions; K. White Jr. High School, one distinction; Mission Jr. High School, two distinctions; R. Cantu Jr. High School, two distinctions.

            High Schools can earn a total of seven distinctions in: academic achievement in Reading/ELA, academic achievement in Math, academic achievement in Science, academic achievement in Social Studies, top 25% student progress, top 25% closing performance gaps, and postsecondary readiness. Veterans Memorial High School earned three distinctions.

            An overview of the Mission CISD ratings are available online at, http://www.mcisd.net/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=217505&type=d&pREC_ID=478602.

            You can look up detailed accountability ratings information for any school or district through the TEA website at, https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/account/.

            The TEA has a short video that explains the state’s accountability ratings system that is available online, https://youtu.be/cbEgrdijuc8.

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