05 September . 2018
Canyon Falls school districts both earn TEA "A" accountability ratings
With research showing a strong relationship between public schools and property values, even homebuyers without kids in school will be glad to know that the two public school districts serving Canyon Falls have earned A accountability ratings from the Texas Education Agency.
Argyle ISD and Northwest ISD are among the 18% of Texas school districts to receive A ratings in the TEA’s A-F rating system, new for 2018.
The ratings are based on district performance in three areas. The first area, Student Achievement, measures student knowledge by the end of the academic year, using data from state assessment tests across all subjects for all students. Results on indicators including Advanced Placement and ACT tests are also evaluated, along with graduation rates.
The second area, School Progress, measures student progress on the STAAR, Texas’ series of standardized tests. The third area, Closing the Gaps, analyzes performance among various student groups.
Seventy percent of a district’s accountability rating is based on the Student Achievement or School Progress score. Whichever score is better is the only one used in the calculations. The remaining 30 percent of the rating is based on performance in the Closing the Gaps area.
Beginning in 2019, individual campuses will be also be assigned accountability ratings from A-F.
For 2018, campuses are rated as Met Standard or Improvement Required, along with any Distinction Designations.
All of the Argyle ISD and Northwest ISD campuses serving Canyon Falls were rated as Met Standard.
In Argyle ISD, Hilltop Elementary earned a Distinction Designation for Top 25 Percent: Comparative Closing the Gaps.
Argyle Intermediate earned Distinction Designations for Academic Achievement in Science, Postsecondary Readiness, and Top 25 Percent: Comparative Closing the Gaps.
Argyle High School received Distinction Designations for Academic Achievement in Science and Social Studies, and Top 25 Percent: Comparative Closing the Gaps.
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