Mansfield ISD Magazine Fall 2019 - Page 8

MANSFIELD ISD EARNS ANOTHER ‘A’ RATING FROM THE STATE M ISD has earned an ‘A’ rating in the Texas Education Agency’s (TEA) accountability rating system for the second consecutive year. The accountability grade is based largely on performance on state standardized tests and graduation rates. The ratings examine student achievement, student progress, efforts to close the achievement gap and postsecondary readiness. Mansfield ISD students have consistently outperformed state averages in the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) exams, and MISD is among the top-scoring districts when comparing STAAR results with surrounding and comparison districts. STAAR is an assessment program designed to measure the extent to which students have learned and are able to apply the knowledge and skills defined in the state- mandated curriculum standards. students, educators and parents, and I’m excited that Mansfield ISD was able to achieve an ‘A’ rating for the second consecutive year.” The TEA provides annual academic accountability ratings to its public school districts, charters and schools. For 2019, MISD exceeded the state’s performance by 10 or more percentage points in 11 of the 22 tests taken. At the regional level, MISD students Last year was the first year school districts received an A through F (A-F) letter grade from the state. The scored 10 or more percentage points higher in eight tests. 2019 accountability rating includes letter grades for schools as well. “We have an amazing community that works together to ensure that students come first,” said Superintendent Dr. Jim Vaszauskas. “I’m proud of the work put in every day by our To search the grades of districts and schools across the state, visit www.txschools.gov. 2019 STAAR EOC PASSING RATES ALGEBRA I 89 85 84 ENGLISH I 78 66 63 BIOLOGY 93 90 88 ENGLISH II 78 70 67 U.S. HISTORY 96 94 93 2019 STAAR (GRADES 3-8) PASSING RATES 8 MANSFIELDTODAY