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District Shows Improvement on State Assessment



The Texas Education Agency’s academic accountability system shows Denton ISD increased in all three domains earning an overall grade of 89, a three-point increase from the previous school year.

The Texas Education Agency determines each campus and the district's state accountability rating. It is comprised of three different domains; Student Achievement, School Progress (Part A - Academic Growth and Part B - Relative Performance) and Closing the Gaps.

Below is the breakdown of each domain used to generate the district's letter grade and a comparison from the prior school year.

 

STAAR Testing Domains

 2018

 2019

Student Achievement

 84

 89

School Progress

Closing the Gap

 80

 89

 88

 89

Overall

 86

 89

 

To read the state report in its entirety, please visit https://txschools.gov/

 

For more details on the A-F system in Texas, please visit tea.texas.gov/a-f/

 

“The state’s A-F accountability system has been designed to reflect the quality of a school based on one state test.  We do not embrace or recognize a rating or ranking of our schools based on this narrow indicator or a single-day performance of our students,” said Dr. Jamie Wilson, superintendent of schools. “Our schools are so much more than one test, and our students are so much more than one score.”

 

Dr. Wilson said the district will work with the accountability measures set up by the state and always finds ways to use the data to engage students in their learning. He stressed that Denton ISD teachers’ continued focus is on the individual needs of each student not a particular district or campus score.

 

The district began garnering parent, community and employee feedback in 2014 and released that information through its “What We Value” report, which identifies the performance of students and staff in areas deemed most important by its stakeholders. The most current results can be viewed by clicking here.

 

“While we do believe as a district that state accountability is important, I feel confident in saying that our community believes our students can’t be measured by a single letter grade,” Dr. Wilson said.