Thursday, the Texas Education Agency released ratings using a new accountability system. Over 92 percent of school districts and almost 85 percent of the Lone Star State’s schools have met Texas’ minimum education standards.
The state’s education commissioner, Michael Williams, has gotten rid of the system that focused on standardized test scores. The new system for accountability considers test scores, rates of graduation, and college admission examinations to come up with indexes for student achievement, progress, and readiness for college or the work world, as well as the degree to which a school is helping children who are disadvantaged.
HISD Superintendent Dr. Steve Johnson released to the media Thursday that he was pleased that several schools in Huntsville’s district met and sometimes surpassed the standard’s the state has set.