Pearland ISD has received a score of 94 which is the third highest score in the state of Texas for 2018 among school districts of 10,000 or more students. All 23 campuses have achieved the state's approval rating of "Met Standard." Commissioner Mike Morath visited Pearland ISD to hold a press conference. Commissioner Morath stated that "Pearland ISD was a model of excellence for high performance". The Commissioner also stated that our school district's score was "abnormally high" because we had the highest percentage of economically disadvantaged students among high ranking districts in Texas.
2018 State Accountability
Accountability ratings are assigned to every district and campus in the Texas public education system each year.
For the most current, complete information on Texas accountability, visit the Texas Education Agency (TEA) website at 2018 Accountability system. TEA offers a quick overview of the State of Texas Accountability System and what goes into the annual ratings of schools, districts and charters. To see the brief video, visit Accountability video .
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/
Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR)
Beginning with the 2012 - 2013 school year, the performance report formerly known as the Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS) report is now the Texas Academic Performance Report. This yearly report provides comprehensive data on the performance of students in every district and campus in Texas. More information on the TAPR can be found at https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/tapr/2017/index.html
School Report Card (SRC)
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) provides a yearly School Report Card for each public school in Texas. The purpose of the School Report Card is to inform each student's parents or guardians about the school's performance and characteristics. Where possible, the School Report Card will present the school information in relation to the district, the state, and a comparable group of schools. The School Report Card also includes the student, staff, financial, and performance information required by statute, as well as any explanations and additional information deemed appropriate to the intent of the report. More information on the School Report Card can be found at https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/src/2017/campus.srch.html