In addition, nine district campuses were recognized with distinctions in one or more areas.
La Porte ISD and 11 elementary and secondary campuses earned the “Met Standard” rating, while Viola DeWalt High School received the “Met Alternative Standard” rating.
This is the fourth consecutive year that the state has awarded ratings as part of the STAAR accountability system. La Porte ISD and all campuses have met the state’s standards since the inception of the program.
The 2016 state accountability system uses an index framework to evaluate the areas of student achievement, student progress, closing performance gaps and post-secondary readiness. In order to earn a rating of Met Standard or Met Alternative Standard, a campus or district must meet the target on either Index 1 or Index 2 plus meet the targets on Index 3 and Index 4.
Districts and campuses may also receive distinctions in recognition of outstanding achievement toward these performance index goals. For example, schools may receive a distinction for academic achievement in reading/English language arts, mathematics, science and/or social studies. They may also receive distinctions for being in the top 25 percent of 40 similar schools in the areas of student progress or closing performance gaps. In addition, districts may be awarded distinction designations for outstanding achievement in post-secondary readiness.
College Park Elementary School earned distinctions in four areas: academic achievement in reading/English language arts, academic achievement in mathematics, top 25 percent in closing performance gaps and post-secondary readiness.
Bayshore Elementary School and Heritage Elementary School received three distinctions each. Both schools were recognized for academic achievement in science, post-secondary readiness and top 25 percent in closing performance gaps.
Earning two distinctions each were La Porte, Jennie Reid and Leo A. Rizzuto Elementary Schools. La Porte Elementary School received recognition for academic achievement in mathematics and top 25 percent in closing performance gaps, while Jennie Reid and Leo A. Rizzuto Elementary received recognition for being in the top 25 percent in student progress and closing performance gaps.
Lomax Elementary School earned a distinction for academic achievement in reading/English language arts, while James H. Baker Sixth Grade Campus and Lomax Junior High School were among the top 25 percent in closing performance gaps.
“STAAR performance standards are increasing annually with consistent, incremental improvements toward the highest level of recommended performance slated for 2021-2022,” said Linda Wadleigh, Ed.D., LPISD deputy superintendent. “Even with these increasing standards, our students are continuing to show growth and progress in their achievement, and this makes us very proud.”