Thursday, August 8, 2013

C-FB ISD Receives Highest State Rating

The Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District (C-FB ISD) received the highest rating, “Met Standard,” from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) this week. All C-FB ISD campuses also received the highest rating – “Met Standard.” This is the first year that the state is using the new performance index-based approach to academic accountability.

“I am extremely pleased with our academic achievement results. While this new accountability system brings complexity, it also provides the district and campuses a deeper look into continuous improvement and growth in achievement. C-FB ISD will continue to reach our goal of high achievement for all students,” said Superintendent Dr. Bobby Burns.

In addition to meeting the state standards, C-FB ISD campuses received distinction designations in all areas measured by the state: Reading/English Language Arts, Mathematics and Student Progress. Overall, district campuses received 40 distinctions for exemplary performance and growth. More information on Distinctions

District’s Scorecard on Academic Achievement

C-FB ISD measures both academic and financial progress using other measurements beyond the state accountability system.

One tool used is the ranking of districts through the Education Resource Group (ERG). ERG uses a variety of measures to rank districts and campuses in Texas.

According to this system, C-FB ISD is ranked seventh out of the largest 200 districts in Texas for academic achievement.
More information on ERG

Understanding the New State Accountability System
In order to receive the “Met Standard” rating, a district and campuses must meet index targets.

· Student Achievement – An assessment of performance across all subjects and all student groups.
Student Progress – An assessment of the scores of 10 student groups, including ethnic groups, English language learners and special education students for reading, writing and math scores.
Closing Performance Gaps – An assessment of scores of students who are economically disadvantaged and, as applicable, the campus' or district’s two lowest performing ethnic groups from the year before.
Postsecondary Readiness (High Schools and District only) – Examines graduation rates and rates of students graduating on Recommended and Distinguished/Advanced plans.

More information is available on the TEA website.

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