DSISD Earns High Marks in 2018 TEA State Accountability Ratings

DSISD Earns High Marks in 2018 TEA State Accountability Ratings

To hold every district accountable and to provide transparency to the community, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) has combed through Texas school districts and campuses to create an accountability rating. For 2018, DSISD earned high marks making an A! Here’s what you need to know about the 2018 TEA State Accountability Ratings.

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Components of the State Accountability Ratings

Using an A-F rating, just like your child’s report card, TEA graded school districts and campuses on three main components:

Student Achievement – Measures what students know and can do by the end of the year. It includes results from state assessments across all subjects for all students, on both general and alternate assessments, including College, Career and Military Readiness (CCMR) indicators like AP and ACT results and graduation rates.

School Progress – Measures how well year-over-year students are doing on the STAAR (State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness) test and how students are doing academically relative to schools with similar percentages of economically disadvantaged students.

Closing the Gap – Looks at performance among student groups, including various racial/ethnic groups, socioeconomic backgrounds and other factors.

Along with a numerical rating, campuses were also rated on the current system using: Met Standard, Met Alternative Standard or Improvement Required.

The Dripping Springs ISD Ratings

Here’s a breakdown of DSISD’s ratings both overall and by campus:

Overall Grade – A (92)

  • Student achievement – A (93)
  • School progress – B (84)
  • Closing the Gap – A (91)

Elementary Schools

  • Dripping Springs – Met Standard (90)
  • Rooster Springs – Met Standard (87)
  • Sycamore Springs – Met Standard (87)
  • Walnut Springs – Met Standard (84)

Middle Schools

  • Dripping Springs – Met Standard (90)
  • Sycamore Springs – Met Standard (92)

High School

  • Dripping Springs – Met Standard (91)

What this Means for Parents and Students

For the families in DSISD, this is a big deal because this means that the teachers and schools in the district are making sure that students are learning what they need to be learning. However, the school district goes beyond making sure they look good to the state as they also put an equal amount of attention on the students’ standardized academic tasks as they do on their life development skills. So, whether it’s algebra or art, they put an emphasis on both to help grow well-rounded students.

All of this, along with the recently approved Dripping Springs ISD 2018 bond, demonstrates DSISD’s effort to continuously improve the education offered to their students. If you want to help your child get the best public education possible, you can’t go wrong with enrolling them in Dripping Springs schools.

To do so, however, you’ll need to be a resident of Dripping Springs, and that’s where Caliterra can help! As a master-planned community in Dripping Springs, we have beautiful homes perfect for your family and plenty of great community amenities. Contact Caliterra today to learn more about our new homes and to schedule a community tour.