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Friendswood ISD Receives an A in TEA Accountability Ratings
Friendswood ISD has received an overall A in TEA Accountability Rating, and the West Ranch Community is extremely glad to provide access to schools in such a wonderful district!
Receiving an A means that Friendswood ISD has excelled in many different factors. The Texas Education Agency rates the state’s public schools on a system measuring student achievement through assessments and readiness indicators, school progress by growth in standardized tests results, and how well schools have closed the gaps between how students in different groups perform.
The “Student Achievement” portion of the TEA rating is determined by looking at data from STAAR Performance, College, Career and Military Readiness, and the Graduation Rate of each campus. The Texas Education Agency divides the results from STAAR Performance into each subject that students are tested on, and the students’ demographics and socioeconomic statuses. College, Career and Military Readiness for Friendswood ISD is based on TSI (Texas Success Initiative) Criteria in ELA/Reading and Mathematics, AP/IB Exam Scores, Dual Course Credits, Industry-Based Certifications from an approved list, Level I or II Certificate in workforce education areas, Associate’s Degree, Special Education with an Advanced Degree Plan, Enlistment in the U.S. Armed Forces and more. Please see the link below this post to find out more details about the CCMReadiness report for Friendswood ISD. The Graduation Rate Data Table shows the graduation and dropout rates of all students and specific student groups as well.
“School Progress” includes data showing Academic Growth and Relative Performance. Academic Growth is determined by a student’s English Language and Math STAAR results and is counted when a student’s performance meets or exceeds that of the previous year. Relative Performance compares the Student Achievement results of all Friendswood students from every campus to other Friendswood campuses with similar percentages of economically disadvantaged students.
The method to determine how well schools have “closed the gaps” is by looking at students’ performances within different groups such as racial/ethnic, special education, continuously enrolled and mobile, English learners, and economically disadvantaged. This data is then analyzed across the board to compare the growth in specific subjects and groups of students.