National Center for Educational Achievement recognizes SAISD schools

National Center for Educational Achievement recognizes SAISD schools

Fourteen District campuses are being ranked among the top performers for preparing students for college and careers.

Earning high marks from the National Center for Educational Achievement in all tested areas is Arnold ES.
Other SAISD schools recognized in at least one category are: Baskin, J.T. Brackenridge, Briscoe, Fenwick, Foster, Margil, Maverick, Miller, Steele, and Woodlawn Hills elementaries; Poe and Tafolla middle schools and Edison HS.

“Making the list, especially in all subjects, is a great achievement for these schools. With education reforms focused on higher standards and rigorous accountability measures such as the coming of the STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness), these higher performing schools
show us that all students can, and will, get there,” said Efrain Mercado, NCEA director of outreach.

“The schools on this list show us that Texas is making college and career readiness a priority.”
NCEA identifies Higher Performing Schools based on two measures: growth of students at the school and absolute achievement of students at the school.

The measures identify schools that outperform their peers that serve similar student populations.

Additionally, the campuses must have more than expected academic growth for three consecutive years.

For Lone Star State schools, the absolute achievement levels are based upon the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills commended performance level. Testing categories include math, reading, science, social studies and writing.

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