Longview receives A rating in TEA 2022 accountability ratings
EAST TEXAS (KLTV/KTRE) - The TEA (Texas Education Agency) has released its 2022 accountability ratings and East Texas districts are seeing how they stand.
- Tyler ISD received an overall B rating.
- Longview ISD received an A rating.
- Lufkin ISD received a B rating.
- Nacogdoches ISD received a C rating.
- Bullard ISD received an A rating.
- Chapel Hill ISD received a B rating.
- Etoile ISD received a B rating.
- Jacksonville ISD received a B rating.
- Kilgore ISD received a B rating.
- Lindale ISD received an A rating.
- Marshall ISD received a B rating.
- Whitehouse ISD received an A rating.
The A-F scale rates districts based on three different domains. According to the TEA, student achievement evaluates performance across all subjects for all students, on both general and alternate assessments; College, Career, and Military Readiness (CCMR) indicators; and graduation rates.
Longview ISD chief of schools, John Wick said about the A rating they received:
“The teachers have put in a lot of time, a lot of effort and they have high expectations of themselves, and they have achieved a great accomplishment for themselves. And for that we are very proud of them. We’re very proud of the students for their ability to follow that instruction that they received and execute, and they took a lot of pride in their learning and wanted to display that for all to see”
Lufkin ISD released the following statement regarding their B rating:
“When you consider the challenges our district has gone through in the past three years (including the COVID-19 slide), I am pleased with the outcome of these ratings. It’s a testament to our teachers and staff who give of themselves day in and day out to facilitate learning during even the toughest of times. Our district not only experienced the hardships that came along with COVID-19 and virtual learning but also a districtwide cyber security attack last school year that posed a huge disturbance to learning. Now we can move forward, and continue the momentum of growth in student progress,” said Lufkin ISD Superintendent Lynn Torres.
Nacogdoches released a statement following their C rating:
“We’re incredibly proud of the effort and dedication of our students and staff during what has proven to be an unprecedented and difficult period in public education. As is always the case, we look to these ratings to guide us to areas that need our attention as we prepare for the start of another school year,” said Chief Marketing and Communications Officer Leslie Linebarger.
Bullard ISD’s Superintendent Dr. Jack Lee commented on their A rating as follows:
“I am so incredibly proud of our students and staff. Bullard ISD has a tradition of excellence, and so much of that is due to our outstanding students and educators. To receive such a high rating this year following the challenges of the past two years is a testament to the perseverance and dedication of our students, staff, and the entire district. The Bullard ISD community can take pride in knowing their school district received the highest score in Smith and Cherokee counties. Over a year ago, Bullard ISD launched a strategic planning process that focused on challenging and empowering every student, and ensuring we have dynamic instruction and engaged learning. That work by students, educators, parents, and community members has been the cornerstone of our work as a district. It could not be clearer that the planning has paid off. We will continue to focus on our strategic priorities and objectives to provide the absolute best for our students.”
Tyler ISD Superintendent Marty Crawford had the following to say about their B rating.
“Really that rating is a compilation of the schools and what they were able to pull off, so this is a system of schools and not just the district, and so very proud of every one of our campuses,” Crawford said.
School Progress measures district and campus outcomes in two areas: the number of students that grew at least one year academically (or are on track) as measured by STAAR results and the achievement of all students relative to districts or campuses with similar economically disadvantaged percentages.
Closing the Gaps uses disaggregated data to demonstrate differentials among racial/ethnic groups, socioeconomic background, and other factors. The indicators included in this domain, as well as the domain’s construction, align the state accountability system with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
You can view your school district’s rating at the TEA website.