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.
The District is rated with an overall of a D, the elementary did receive an F rating and this is the first year for this rating. The HS did improve in some areas but they are still rated a D overall. The state decided just this year to implement a targeted intervention plan if a district has a rating of a D two years in a row and this is year two for us. For the elementary school, it is the first year for a rating of an overall F.
We will have a district improvement committee meeting to complete a self-assessment at the elementary school and we will write a targeted plan for intervention that will be turned into TEA Sept. 27th.
Performance rating reports will be given on Sept. 18th at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria and on Sept. 19th at noon in the library at the Elementary/Intermediate campus/
Parents are invited to give their input on the targeted intervention plan Sept. 26th at 4 p.m. in the cafeteria.
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 the 2018-2019 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 2018-2019 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 2018-19 TAPR reports.
Click here to access the 2018-19 TAPR guidelines.