August 4, 2011
Granbury ISD has received an annual federal accountability report in conjunction with data released by the Texas Education Agency on August 4, 2011.
As a state, Texas did not meet criteria measuring Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) provisions of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. With the increasing requirements as well as the elimination of the Texas Projection Measure – a part of the Texas school accountability system in both 2009 and 2010 – only half of the state’s school district met the standard.
GISD and two campuses – Granbury High School and Granbury Middle School – missed AYP, according to the report. There will be no school improvement requirements, however.
Under provisions in the federal law, public school campuses, school districts, and the state are evaluated for progress in three areas: reading/language arts, mathematics, and either graduation rate (for high schools and districts) or attendance rate (for elementary and middle/junior high schools).
According to TEA, schools and districts must have 80 percent or more of their students in grades 3-8 and 10 pass the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) reading or English/language arts test and 75 percent must pass the TAKS mathematics test to meet AYP. They also must achieve a 90 percent attendance rate or a 75 percent graduation rate, depending on the grade levels they serve. The standards must reach 100 percent passing on both reading and mathematics assessments by 2014 which requires a substantial increase in ratings standards each year in order to meet this requirement.
The areas not met for GISD and the two schools were:
Campuses meeting the AYP standards were: Acton Elementary School, Acton Middle School, Baccus Elementary School, Brawner Intermediate School, Crossland Ninth Grade Center, Mambrino School, Oak Woods School, Roberson Elementary School, and STARS Accelerated High School.