State data shows Longview ISD earned 51 distinctions

Longview ISD would have earned 51 total distinctions on accountability ratings based on data obtained from various sources for the Texas Education Agency

State data shows Longview ISD earned 51 distinctions

Wed Nov 17, 2021

Longview ISD would have earned 51 total distinctions on accountability ratings based on data obtained from various sources for the Texas Education Agency

This is a marked increase from the 40 distinctions earned in 2019, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Testing-STOCKCampuses are awarded distinctions for achievement in several areas based on performance relative to a group of 40 other campuses in Texas (campus comparison group) that are of similar type, size, grade span, and student demographics. Districts and campuses that receive an accountability rating of A, B, C, or D are eligible to earn distinction designations. The only distinction that a district may earn, however,  is in postsecondary readiness.

While the Texas Education Agency did not assign campus ratings or academic distinction designations to schools across the state, district officials explained that enough data was available to calculate academic distinction designations using the state model and formulas for the 2020-21 school year.

Performance indicators were determined for each campus and compared to its campus comparison group. If the campus was in the top 25 percent of its campus comparison group and met the following criteria, a distinction designation was earned.

  • High school: in the top quartile (Q1) for 33 percent or more of all the indicators for which they had data
  • Middle and elementary: in the top quartile (Q1) for 50 percent or more of all the indicators for which they had data

LISD-Human-Resources-stock-photoUsing the data publicly available (Academic growth data not available!), Longview ISD campuses would have earned 50 out of a possible 59 distinctions if the TEA were awarding distinctions for the 2020-21 school year. The district as a whole would have also earned a distinction in postsecondary readiness, bringing the total number of distinctions to 51.

Foster, Forest Park, and Judson middle school campuses earned 6-out-of-6 possible distinctions, with Bramlette, Hudson PEP, J.L. Everhart, and Johnston-McQueen elementary campuses earning 5-out-of-5 possible distinctions. 

Elementary-level campuses do not include the Social Studies designation of the Middle School and High School levels.

Longview High earned 5-out-of-6 distinctions, with Ned E. Williams Elementary earning 4-out-of-5 distinctions. Bailey Elementary (formerly South Ward) earned 3-out-of-5 distinctions. 

corona-school-stock-photo-2The current state accountability rating system was implemented in the 2018-19 school year to assess districts, campuses, and charter schools.

Schools and districts are rated in three domains:  student achievement, student progress, and closing performance gaps across all student groups, including economically disadvantaged, special education, and English learners.

Distinction designations are awarded in the following areas:  academic achievement in English language arts/reading, mathematics, science, social studies, closing the gaps, growth (unavailable in 2021), and postsecondary readiness.

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