20 August . 2018
Frisco ISD earns A accountability rating from TEA
The Grove Frisco is proud to be part of the Frisco Independent School District, which has received an A accountability rating from the Texas Education Agency, with 96 out of 100 points.
2018 is the first year that school districts are assigned letter grades under the TEA’s new accountability ratings, which 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 Frisco ISD campuses serving The Grove Frisco were rated as Met Standard, except for Lawler Middle School, which opened in August 2018 and is too new to rate.
McSpedden Elementary was one of the few schools in Texas to earn all 6 available Distinction Designations. These include Academic Achievement in Mathematics, Science and English Language Arts/Reading. McSpedden also received Top 25 Percent distinctions for Comparative Academic Growth and Comparative Closing the Gaps. The school was also recognized for Postsecondary Readiness.
Liberty High School, serving grades 9-10 for the 2018-19 academic year for students living in The Grove Frisco, earned all of the distinctions listed above except for Top 25 Percent: Comparative Academic Growth.
Independence High School, serving grades 11-12 for 2018-19, earned distinctions for Academic Achievement in Science, English Language Arts/Reading and Social Studies. It was also recognized for Postsecondary Readiness.
Learn more about the highly regarded Frisco ISD schools serving The Grove Frisco.