TEA Accountability Ratings Released

August 5, 2005

SAISD has received a rating of "Academically Acceptable" from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) Accountability Rating System.

The rating system was developed by TEA to rate Texas public schools and school districts. The state accountability rating system includes campuses and districts rated under standard and alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures.

The ratings are derived from the information contained in TEA's annual Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS) reports, which pull together a wide range of information on the performance of students in each school and district in Texas every year. These reports also provide extensive information on staff, finances, programs, and demographics for each school and district.

Possible ratings in this system include Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable and Academically Unacceptable.

In TEA's 2005 report, SAISD received an overall rating of Academically Acceptable. Out of 23 SAISD schools rated by TEA, 14 campuses received a rating of Academically Acceptable and 9 campuses received a rating of Recognized.

While SAISD's ratings remained virtually unchanged since last years report, TEA has seen a rise in the number of Academically Unacceptable schools in Texas this year. According to TEA, this increase is due to several factors, including higher standards implemented by the state this year. For more information, read this press release by TEA.

For more information about the Accountability Rating System, visit TEA's website at www.tea.state.tx.us.

To view this year's Accountability Ratings ratings, click here.