BISD Schools Earn Top State Ratings

BISD Schools Earn Top State Ratings
Posted on 08/06/2016

All Boerne ISD schools earned the top designation in 2016 accountability ratings released by the Texas Education Agency this week. All nine campuses and the district earned the Met Standard rating, according to a report shared with the Boerne ISD Board of Trustees at its August 15 regular meeting.

Schools and districts across the state are evaluated by TEA based on four indexes that measure a broad and comprehensive set of performance criteria. Those include:

  • Student Achievement, a snapshot of performance across subjects.
  • Student Progress, which separates measures of student progress (growth) from student achievement to provide an opportunity for diverse campuses to show the improvements they are making independent of overall achievement levels.
  • Closing Performance Gaps, which emphasizes academic achievement of the economically disadvantaged student group and the two lowest performing race/ethnicity student groups at each campus and district.
  • Postsecondary Readiness, which includes measures of high school completion and STAAR performance at the postsecondary readiness standard. This index emphasizes the importance of attaining a high school diploma that prepares students with the foundation necessary for success in college, the workforce, job training programs, or the military.

Campuses are also eligible for distinction designations based on achievement of performance indicators compared to a group of 40 campuses similar in type, size and student demographics. In Boerne ISD, Boerne High school received destinctions in science, social studies and post-secondary readiness. Champion High School was noted for English/Language Arts/Reading and science. Middle School North received distinctions in ELA/Reading and social studies. Cibolo Creek Elementary was noted for ELA/Reading and Fabra Elementary earned recognition for science.

"We are proud of our students for their collective performance, which produces these kinds of results," said Boerne ISD superintendent David Stelmazewski. "We also commend our teachers and our families, who place a priority on education and seeing to it that our students are equipped to achieve success both during their time in BISD schools and after they graduate.

"These ratings are not the only measure of the successes and achievements of our students. But they are another indicator of the district's success and validation that we are moving together in the right direction to fulfill our mission, that of educating the children of our community and preparing them for a future of success."

Detailed information on state accountability, including the district's report to the board of trustees, is available at www.boerne-isd.net/accountability.

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