District posts “B,” in State’s New A-F Accountability System
The Denton Independent School District received the letter grade of “B” under the new A-F Public School Accountability System released this week by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). Under a previous TEA label that was set aside in 2011, the same score would have placed the district in the ‘Recognized’ category.
“While we are not in favor of the A-F system, we are strongly in support of being held accountable for student learning,” said Dr. Jamie Wilson, superintendent. “And, the strong scores across the sub-pops, students met or exceeded expectations in 25 of 28 areas, shows our commitment to the academic success of every student, every day.”
The “B” rating is based on data from students who took the STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) test in 2018 combined with the graduation statistics from the Class of 2017 and is categorized into four domains. Denton ISD earned a “B” in three of the four domains and scored a “C” in one domain (or 79) which is still under review by the district.
Under this formula, the district posted a 93.7 percent graduation rate which is higher than state formulas in the past have reflected.
“As long as we have one student that has not reached their full potential, we will continue to work until we achieve 100 percent,” said Dr. Wilson.
For more information on the process from the Texas Education Agency https://txschools.org