State Accountability Ratings
State accountability ratings are based on a framework of three domains that are used to evaluate the performance of each public campus and district in the state. The framework includes a range of indicators to calculate a score for each domain and enables a thorough assessment of campus and district effectiveness.
Accountability ratings are based on achieving a target established for each performance domain.
Domain 1: Student Achievement: provides a snapshot of performance across subjects.
Domain 2: School Progress: measures year-to-year student progress by subject and student group.
Domain 3: Closing Performance Gaps: tracks advanced academic achievement of economically disadvantaged students and the lowest-performing racial/ethnic student groups.
A-F letter grades are used to rate the overall performance of districts and campuses.
Click here to access current State accountability reports.
Click here to access TEA's interactive site.
Somerville ISD believes that schools and districts should be held accountable for providing the highest quality of education for students but we want to encourage parents to use caution when trying to interpret the D rating for the district. This single letter grade is based upon a very complicated system that is not easily calculated nor very transparent. The accountability manual itself has over 214 pages with explanations for each domain and it is extremely complicated to interpret. We have been working on improving our academics since last March. We have created an intermediate campus so we have a Principal at each of the 3 campuses. We have been working with staff during the summer in both math and reading to increase our rigor in the classroom. We have also been focusing on the high school students in making sure they are College, Career, and Military ready before graduation by lining up our CTE classes and offering dual credit for those who are planning to attend college. Our focus for the year will be to provide high-quality instruction for every student in every class. We know we have the systems and staff in place to make the necessary improvements in academics and we will work hard this year to bring these accountability ratings up, but we want the community to know that while SISD understands the importance of accountability ratings; our schools are so much more than one test, and our students are so much more than one score!
Federal Report Cards
Somerville ISD is sharing information about the state, district and your child's campus as part of our state legislative requirements. Copies of the2017-2018 School Report Cards for the State, district and your campus are available for your review in the front office of our school, or online here.
The US Department of Education requires each district that receives Title I Part A funding to share the state, district and campus-level federal report cards. Copies of the 2017-2018 Federal Report Cards are available for your review in the front office of your school, or online here.
Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR)
The Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR) pull together a wide range of information on the performance of students in each school and district in Texas every year. Performance is shown disaggregated by student groups, including ethnicity and low-income status. The reports also provide extensive information on school and district staff, programs, and student demographics.
Click here to access current TAPR reports.
Click here to access the TAPR guidelines.