Texas schools, districts get new report cards

SHERMAN, Tex. (KXII) - It may be the first day of school for many in North Texas, but districts across the state just got their new report cards from last year.

The Texas Education Agency released their new ratings Wednesday morning giving each district a letter grade and each campus a rating of "met requirement" or "improvement required."

Public schools officials argued that the old system relied too much on STAAR test performance.

Here's more from the TEA on the new system.

Here's a look at how Grayson County school districts fared:

BELLS ISD: A
COLLINSVILLE ISD: C
DENISON ISD: B
GUNTER ISD: B
HOWE ISD: B
POTTSBORO ISD: B
S&S CISD: B
SHERMAN ISD: C
TIOGA ISD: MET STANDARD
TOM BEAN ISD: F
VAN ALSTYNE ISD: A
WHITESBORO ISD: B
WHITEWRIGHT ISD: B

Click here to review your school district's rating and school

Tom Bean ISD recieved the lowest grade for the texas accountability reports for 2018, but the superintendent says the problem is how they get those scores.

"Whether we received an F or A this is one test on one day that labels school and district and we're not happy about it," said Tom Bean superintendent Kelly Lusk.

The report uses STAAR tests, including this year's score and how much the school improved from last year.

The grade also includes graduation rates and how the district compares to others.

Lusk said he thinks their grade was a mistake because someone didn't turn in the right paperwork.

"What we feel like is that we had a bookkeeping issues that cut out credit we received for dual credit," Lusk explained.

Sherman ISD superintendent David Hicks doesn't like the system either.

He says their 'C' score does not reflect extracurriculars and other aspects of school that make students well-rounded.

"One letter grade does not communicate great things going on," Hicks said.

Some schools with lower scores could qualify for state funding to help.

Lusk says his school doesn't plan on changing anything after getting their ranking.

Hicks however says are working on improving literacy and math scores this year and making sure teachers talk to students about what needs to improve.

"This year teachers working collaboratively for lessons and giving quality feedback," he said.

Moms like Maria Cruz with several kids at Sherman ISD think the scores shouldn't matter as much as the parenting.

"I wanna thank the teachers, they're the basics. I would tell the parents to get more involved-- that's the best thing to do, is just get involved."



 
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