Accountability ratings

State accountability scores for school districts are expected to be released to the public on Thursday.

Texas has been using an accountability system to evaluate school districts and campuses since the 1993 Texas legislative session, according to the Texas Education Agency’s website. Last year was the first in which districts were graded on an A-F scale. This year, campuses will also be rated on an A-F scale.

The ratings are based on standardized test—known as the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR)— performance and graduation rates, and the ratings examine student achievement and progress, closing the achievement gap and postsecondary readiness, according to TEA’s website.

Last year, Weatherford ISD, Poolville ISD and Springtown ISD all received a C rating. Millsap ISD and Peaster ISD received B’s, and Aledo ISD and Brock ISD received A’s.

The state can order interventions for schools or districts that struggle with performance.

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