On Thursday, August 15, 2019, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) released their state accountability A-F ratings, and Crandall ISD is proud to announce that the District rating has increased by ten points from a C (78) in 2018 to a B (88) in 2019.
“The focus of our teachers and their intentional practices of studying the data really paid off,” said Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, Dr. Anjanette Murry.
Director of Accountability and Assessment, Emily Christensen, elaborated on the use of data in the district this year. “Our ultimate goal was to ensure that all of our teachers were teaching standards to the depth and complexity that is assessed by the state. We focused on the synthesis and evaluation levels rather than just knowledge and comprehension.”
Crandall ISD saw increases in most areas of measurement from the first set of accountability ratings in 2018 to now. Two schools, Crandall High School, and Wilson Elementary School, individually earned an A rating.
“We are so proud of the growth of our students,” said Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Wendy Eldredge, “This is a testament to the hard work of all of our staff and the dedication of our students to work a little bit harder every day.”
State accountability ratings are measured by student performance on STAAR assessments, college, career and military readiness (CCMR) and graduation rates.
Accountability ratings are one of the many tools Crandall ISD uses in identifying targeted areas for academic improvement and celebrating student success.
“I am excited to see the overall CISD report card up 10 points from last year, taking us from a high C, to this year’s high B,” said Rick Harrell, Crandall ISD School Board President. “That means we are moving in the right direction with the states intended goals for our students. I hope the families in our district know we are excited to be identified as making substantial progress, but rest assured we also know we must continue to strive to do even better. That will always be our number one goal.”