Six SAISD Campuses Rated Exemplary by TEA

August 8, 2008

San Angelo ISD has received accountability ratings for 2008 from the Texas Education Agency. Six elementary campuses, Alta Loma, Glenmore, Holiman, Lamar, McGill, and Santa Rita, have received a rating of Exemplary, which is the highest of four possible ratings. Eight elementary schools have received a rating of Recognized, the second highest rating. Those schools include Austin, Belaire, Bonham, Crockett, Fannin, Fort Concho, Goliad, and Reagan. The remaining elementary schools as well as SAISD middle schools and high schools have received an Academically Acceptable rating. The district did not have any Academically Unacceptable schools.

Accountability ratings are based on TAKS test scores as well as dropout and completion rates. To earn an Exemplary rating, all student groups on a campus had 90% or more of their students pass every subject of the TAKS test. To achieve a Recognized rating, 75% of all student groups had to pass all parts of TAKS. To be Academically Acceptable, a campus must meet the following criteria: 70% of students must pass TAKS Reading/English language arts; 65% must pass TAKS writing and social studies; 50% must pass TAKS math; and 45% must pass TAKS science. The TAKS requirements for Academically Acceptable increased for Reading/ELA, mathematics, and science by five points each over last year's standards.

SAISD maintained an overall district rating of Academically Acceptable.