The Texas Education Agency released the District Accountability Ratings and Campus ratings on Wednesday morning.
With a total of 742 public school districts in the state, 121 received a grade of A, 334 received a grade of B, 232 received a grade of C, 46 received a grade of D and 9 received a grade of F.
Districts received a grade or rating based on performance in three areas including,
- Student Achievement measures what students know and can do by the end of the year. It includes results from state assessments across all subjects for all students, on both general and alternate assessments, College, Career, and Military Readiness (CCMR) indicators, like AP and ACT results, and graduation rates.
- School Progress measures how much better students are doing on the STAAR test this year versus last year, and how much better students are doing academically relative to schools with similar percentages of economically disadvantaged students.
- Closing the Gaps looks at performance among student groups, including various racial/ethnic groups, socioeconomic backgrounds and other factors.
Levelland ISD received a rating of C with a score of 76 out of 100. Student Achievement was a grade of C with a score of 72 out of 100. The district received a score of 73 out of 100 on STAAR performance and a score of 75 for College, Career and Military Readiness score. The Texas Education Agency said that STAAR Performance was 40% of the rating, college, career and military readiness was 40% and graduation rate was 20%. All campuses for Levelland ISD met standards.
Other districts in this area and their ratings include:
Sundown ISD–A-All campuse met standard
Frenship ISD–B–All campuses met standard
Lubbock Cooper ISD–B–All campuses met standard
Olton ISD–B–All campuses met standard
Sudan ISD–B–All campuses met standard
Lubbock ISD–C–All campuses met standard with the exception of Dunbar College Preparatory Academy, Smylie Wilson Middle School and Matthews Learning Center.
Smyer ISD–C–All campuses met standard
Littlefield ISD–C–All campuses met standard
Morton ISD–D–All campuses met standard
Brownfield ISD–D–All campuses met standard with the exception of Colonial Heights Elementary, Oak Grove Elementary and Bright Beginnings Academic Center.
Districts with only one school in the district do not receive a letter grade, in this area, those include Whitharral, Whiteface and Anton who all met standard.
While district ratings are based on an A–F scale, the 2018 rating labels for individual campuses continued under the Met Standard, Met Alternative Standard or Improvement Required labels. The A–F rating labels will be applied to campuses at the end of the upcoming school year.
School districts and campuses can appeal the rating to the Texas Education Agency and final ratings will be released in December.
Members of the public who would like view ratings of any school or campus in the state is available online at www.txschools.org