McKINNEY – The Texas Education Agency has released the 2013 accountability ratings for schools and districts across Texas based on a new accountability system developed since the dismantling of TAKS after 2011. No school or district ratings were issued last year as the state planned its new accountability approach.
The 2013 ratings are based primarily on student testing results for the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) taken last spring in grades 3-8 and on End of Course exams in grades 9-12 (EOC’s).
This year, TEA has issued Texas schools and districts one of two possible ratings: Met Standard or Improvement Required. These replace the former ratings of Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable and Academically Unacceptable. Next year, TEA will reveal a new rating system that is currently under development.
2013 MISD Ratings
McKinney ISD and every campus in the District received a 2013 rating of Met Standard.
Additionally, campuses across the District earned distinction in at least one of three academic areas: Reading/English Language Arts, Math and Student Progress. To earn distinction, schools had to score in the top 25 percent among 40 schools grouped by similarity across the state by TEA.
Nine McKinney ISD campuses earned at least one distinction, six earned at least two distinctions and five schools earned distinctions in all three areas.
Click here to view individual TEA campus reports.
Go to the next page to see how each the distinctions earned for each McKinney ISD school:
Elementary Distinctions Earned: (√ denotes distinction)
|Glen Oaks ES||√|
|Reuben Johnson ES|
|Valley Creek ES||√|
Go to the next page to see how each the distinctions earned for each McKinney ISD middle and high school:
Middle School Distinctions Earned: (√ denotes distinction)
|Scott Johnson MS||√|
High School Distinctions Earned: (√ denotes distinction)
|McKinney Boyd HS||√|
|McKinney North HS||√||√|
“I am pleased with the results,” said McKinney ISD Superintendent Dr. J.D. Kennedy. “It’s great to see that we met the standard on the accountability rating as a district and that every single campus met the standard.”
“There is always room for improvement,” he said. “We see opportunities for growth with our English language learners and our economically disadvantaged students. We still need to focus on improving the academic performance in those subgroups. But, overall, I am pleased with the results and feel like we’re headed in the right direction.”
For additional information on McKinney ISD, contact Shane Mauldin, MISD Communications Coordinator, at 469-302-4007 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About McKinney ISD
One of the fastest growing school districts in Texas, the McKinney Independent School District currently enrolls more than 24,000 students in 20 elementary schools, five middle schools, three high schools, one alternative school and one early childhood education school. The mission of McKinney ISD, the champion for progressive learning throughout the diverse McKinney community, is to inspire and equip all students to explore, develop and express their unique potential as innovators, critical thinkers and collaborators through challenging, engaging and diverse learning experiences in vital partnership with the community. Visit the district's website at mckinneyisd.net.