2015 Accountability Ratings

EMSISD
 
Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD earned a "Met Standard," the highest rating from the Texas Education Agency's 2015 State District and Campus Accountability Ratings
August 13, 2015
 
In a recently released report by the Texas Education Agency (TEA), all Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD schools received the Met Standard state rating and nine of the district’s campuses earned distinctions in one or more areas, with Saginaw High School leading the district with six of seven designations. This is the third consecutive year that schools and districts in Texas have been rated under the new accountability system. Under this system, campuses/districts are assigned one rating based on meeting the target for each performance index.
  • Met Standard:  Acceptable rating assigned to campuses and districts that meet the target on all indexes for which it has performance data in 2015.
  • Met Alternative Standard: Acceptable rating assigned to charter operators and alternative education campuses (AECs) that are evaluated by alternative education accountability (AEA) provisions and meet modified targets on all performance indexes for which they have performance data in 2015.
  • Improvement Required: Unacceptable rating assigned to campuses and districts that miss the target on one or more performance indexes.   


Campuses and districts statewide administered state assessments throughout the 2014-15 school year. Upon completion of the testing cycle, parents received their student’s individual results while the Texas Education Agency spent the next few weeks evaluating student performance at the district and campus levels using four different performance indexes:
  • Student Achievement:  measures performance based on satisfactory student achievement combined over all subjects for all students.
  • Student Progress: measures academic improvement or growth students have made from last year to this year.  
  • Closing Performance Gaps: emphasizes the academic achievement of economically disadvantaged students and the two lowest performing racial/ethnic student groups.
  • Postsecondary Readiness:  emphasizes the role of elementary and middle schools in preparing students for the rigors of high school, and the importance of earning a high school diploma that prepares students for success in college, the workforce, job training programs, or the military.
 

Below is a graph summarizing EMS ISD’s performance. The green horizontal line indicates the target score for each index.

Performance Graph

Campuses that receive an accountability rating of Met Standard are eligible to earn distinction designations in specific categories. Nine EMS ISD schools achieved that distinction. Saginaw High School received 6 out of 7 possible distinctions, earning a spot in the top 4 percent out of 8,646 campuses across the state for 2015. This is the second consecutive year that an EMS ISD school has ranked among top-performing schools in Texas based on distinctions earned. On the 2014 accountability ratings, Creekview Middle School and Highland Middle School both placed in the top 5.1% out of 8,574 campuses.
 
Listed below are other notable achievements from EMS ISD campuses for 2015. 
 
 SchoolDistinctions Earned - 2015
 Boswell High School 
 
 Social Studies 
 
 Chisholm Trail High School
 
 
 Social Studies
 Top 25% in Closing Performance Gaps
 Postsecondary Readiness  
 Saginaw High School
 
 
 
 
 
 Mathematics
 Science
 Social Studies
 Top 25% in Student Progress
 Top 25% in Closing Performance Gaps
 Postsecondary Readiness 
 Creekview Middle School 
 
 
 Social Studies
 Top 25% in Closing Performance Gaps
 Postsecondary Readiness
 Highland Middle School
 
 
 Science
 Social Studies
 Postsecondary Readiness
 Prairie Vista Middle School
 
 Social Studies
 Top 25% in Student Progress 
 Wayside Middle School 
 
 Social Studies 
 
 Elkins Elementary School
 
 Reading/ELA
 Top 25% in Student Progress 
 Parkview Elementary School
 
 Top 25% in Student Progress 
 
 

 
For more information about the TEA Accountability System, visit the TEA website.