Assessment and Accountability
The Department of Testing provides leadership in all aspects of the state and federal accountability systems for the purpose of measuring student progress.
Pearland ISD demonstrated overall improved results in the 2019 A-F state accountability ratings, with 16 of its 23 campuses receiving an A rating or improving scores. The district received an actual score of 93, almost identical to 2018's score of 94, having it reduced to 89, which granted Pearland ISD an overall "B" rating in the 2019 A-F state accountability system ratings released on August 15, 2019. The score adjustment is due to a new implemented rule which states that a district may not receive an "A" rating if the district includes any campus with a D rating or below.
A- F Accountability
Accountability ratings are assigned to every district and campus in the Texas public education system each year. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) released the new accountability results regarding student performance in the 2017-2018 school year.
Parents are encouraged to visit TXschools.org to view online report cards designed to be useful tools to see how a school or district is doing in different areas. The report cards spotlight specific strengths, in addition to any challenges, so that we can work to assure the needs of all students are being met. Parents can search by district or school name and compare the district's or school's performance to others in their area.
Districts receive a grade or rating based on performance in three areas:
- Student Achievement measures what students know and can do by the end of the year. It includes results from state assessments across all subjects for all students, on both general and alternate assessmenets, College, Career, and Military Readiness (CCMR) indicators, like AP and ACT results, and graduation rates.
- School Progress measures how much better students are doing on the STAAR test this year versus last year, and how much better students are doing academically relative to schools with similiar percentages of economically disadvantaged students.
- Closing the Gaps looks at performance among student groups, including various racial/ethnic groups, socioeconomic backgrounds and other factors.
Seventy percent of the accountability rating is based on the better of Student Achievement or Student Progress (whichever is better is the only performance measure counted in the calculations). The remaining 30 percent is based on performance in the Closing the Gaps area. To learn more about the A-F accountability system, visit https://tea.texas.gov/A-F/
Federal Report Card
**2017-2018 Federal Report Cards are now available**
The U.S. Department of Education requires each state to publish an annual report card with specific district and campus-level data. Find the Federal Report Card for any campus or district.
School Report Card
The school report card (SRC) combines accountability ratings, data from the Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR), and financial information to give a broad view of campus performance. Available for each campus in Texas, the SRC is intended to inform parents and guardians about a school's individual characteristics and its academic performance. Find the School Report Card for any campus through TEA.
In 2018, Texas schools could earn distinctions in seven areas:
- Student Progress
- Closing Performance Gaps
- English Language Arts/Reading
- Social Studies
- Post-Secondary Readiness
Distinction Designations can be found on TEA.
The Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR)
The TAPR report contains the current performance on the TAPR indicators for Pearland ISD and each campus in the District. The most recent full report (for the 2017-2018 school year) is accessible in PDF format via the links below. Reports for the prior year are available at TEA Performance Reporting.
Pearland ISD Annual Report
Campus Performance Objectives
Public Hearing PowerPoint
The Texas Education Agency awards an accreditation status to each public school district and charter school. The accreditation status is based on the academic accountability rating and financial ratings from the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas. A district or charter must be accredited by the state to operate as a public school, and Pearland ISD earned full accreditation status.
The accreditation system also examines performance in other areas such as data reporting, special program effectiveness, and compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements. Under the accreditation system, ratings of Accredited, Accredited-Warned, Accredited-Probation or Not Accredited-Revoked are issued. The status of a district or charter can be listed as pending if an investigation is under way. The TEA website has more information on the TEA Accreditation System.
Texas School Accountability Dashboard
The Texas School Accountability Dashboard makes it possible to find clear and concise accountability information and demographics for an individual school, a school district, or the state.
Texas Consolidated School Rating Report
The Texas Consolidated School Rating Report (TCSR) combines the accountability rating, distinction designations, Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST) rating, and community and student engagement rating for each district and campus in Texas.
Texas Performance Reporting System
The Texas Performance Reporting System integrates state and federal reporting requirements. The most comprehensive state academic accountability report published by TEA, it combines information previously published by the state accountability reports, the Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR), and the School Report Card and includes results for student groups not previously reported.