The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has published their state legislature mandated A-F 2016 ratings for Texas schools.
The A-F ratings system is a new one and is sometimes criticized for the methodology used. The system is evolving but at least applies a fixed standard against each school district and its schools.
The system may be improved in the future. The 2016 ratings give us a look at how our school districts are rated. Remember that they are rated using the same methodology as all other Texas school districts.
The TEA has provided grades in four domains:
Domain I–student achievement (STAAR test scores)
Domain II–student progress (compares each student’s STAAR scores from last year to this year)
Domain III–closing the gaps (achievement of economically disadvantaged students)
Domain IV–post secondary readiness
The results are summarized below. Beside each letter grade is the numerical score TEA gave the district.
We deserve better