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Irving ISD Earns 41 Distinction Designations on State Accountability System

BY IRVING WEEKLY STAFF

Irving, Texas. September 17, 2016

Irving ISD earned 41 Distinction Designations awarded by the Texas Education Agency for student performance on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR). That number is an increase of four over 2015. In addition, 11 Irving ISD campuses received the postsecondary readiness distinction in 2016 compared to three in 2015. Irving ISD increased by one the number of campuses earning designations in each academic achievement in English Language Arts/Reading, Math and Social Studies.

As announced last month, Irving ISD and all 33 campuses that are rated achieved the rating of Met Standard in the 2016 state accountability ratings released in August by the Texas Education Agency. Campuses that are rated Met Standard under regular Accountability Rules are also eligible for Distinction Designations for outstanding performance in the following seven categories:

  • Academic Achievement in English Language Arts/Reading
  • Academic Achievement in Mathematics
  • Academic Achievement in Science
  • Academic Achievement in Social Studies
  • Top 25 Percent: Student Progress
  • Top 25 Percent: Closing Performance Gaps
  • Postsecondary Readiness

Eighteen Irving ISD campuses earned Distinction Designations. Singley Academy led Irving ISD schools in Distinction Designations earned with six, followed by de Zavala Middle School with five. John Haley and Lee elementary schools each earned four, while Irving High School, Houston Middle School and Davis Elementary School each earned three. Austin Middle School and Brandenburg Elementary School each earned two Distinction Designations, and nine other campuses earned one each.

Thirteen campuses earned Distinction Designation in both 2015 and 2016. They are MacArthur High School, Nimitz High School, Singley Academy, Austin Middle School, de Zavala Middle School, Houston Middle School, Johnson Middle School, Brown Elementary School, Davis Elementary School, Gilbert Elementary School, John Haley Elementary School, Johnston Elementary School and Stipes Elementary School.

Campuses that earned Distinction Designations in 2016 but not in 2015 are Irving High School, Bowie Middle School, Brandenburg Elementary School, Lee Elementary School and Lively Elementary School.

Below is a comparison of accountability ratings and distinction designations earned in 2015 and 2016, divided by school:

 

High Schools

2015 Rating Met Standard?

2016 Rating Met Standard?

2015 Distinction Designations

2016 Distinction Designations

Irving

Yes

Yes

None

Math, Social Studies, Postsecondary Readiness

MacArthur

Yes

Yes

Math, Social Studies, Closing Gap

Social Studies

Nimitz

Yes

Yes

Math, Student Progress, Closing Gap

Closing Gap

Singley Academy

Yes

Yes

Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies, 
Student Progress, 
Closing Gap, 
Postsecondary Readiness

Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies, Closing Gap, Postsecondary Readiness

Cardwell Career Prep

Yes

Yes

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

 

 

 

 

 

Middle Schools

2015 Rating Met Standard?

2016 Rating Met Standard?

2015 Distinction Designations

2016 Distinction Designations

Austin

Yes

Yes

Math, Social Studies, Student Progress

Student Progress, Postsecondary Readiness

Bowie

Yes

Yes

None

Student Progress

Crockett

Yes

Yes

Student Progress

None

de Zavala

Yes

Yes

Social Studies, 
Closing Gap, 
Postsecondary Readiness

Reading, Social Studies, Student Progress, Closing Gap, Postsecondary Readiness

Houston

Yes

Yes

Reading, Student Progress

Science, Student Progress, Closing Gap

Johnson

Yes

Yes

Math

Social Studies

Lamar

Yes

Yes

None

None

Travis

Yes

Yes

Student Progress

None

 

 

Elementary Schools

2015 Rating Met Standard?

2014 Rating Met Standard?

2015 Distinction Designations

2016 Distinction Designations

Barton

Yes

Yes

Science

None

Brandenburg

Yes

Yes

None

Math, Student Progress

Britain

Yes

Yes

Student Progress

None

Brown

Yes

Yes

None

Postsecondary Readiness

Davis

Yes

Yes

Postsecondary Readiness

Reading, Math, Postsecondary Readiness

Elliott

Yes

Yes

None

None

Farine

Yes

Yes

Science, 
Student Progress

None

Gilbert

Yes

Yes

Closing Gap

Postsecondary Readiness

Good

Yes

Yes

None

None

Haley, John

Yes

Yes

Closing Gap

Math, Student Progress, Closing Gap, Postsecondary Readiness

Haley, Thomas

Yes

Yes

None

None

Hanes

Yes

Yes

None

None

Johnston

Yes

Yes

Student Progress

Postsecondary Readiness

Keyes

No

Yes

None

None

Lee

Yes

Yes

None

Math, Science, Closing Gap, Postsecondary Readiness

Lively

Yes

Yes

None

Student Progress

Schulze

Yes

Yes

None

None

Stipes

Yes

Yes

Student Progress, 
Closing Gap

Postsecondary Readiness

Townley

Yes

Yes

Science, Closing Gap

None

Townsell

Yes

Yes

None

None

 

 

 

 

 

 

Early Childhood

Schools

2015 Rating

Met Standard?

2016 Rating

Met Standard?

2015

Distinction Designations

2016

Distinction Designations

Clifton

Yes

Yes

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Kinkeade

Yes

Yes

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Pierce

Yes

Yes

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

 


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