District campuses recognized for college and career readiness

District campuses recognized for college and career readiness

The National Center for Educational Achievement has named nine SAISD campuses to its 2011 NCEA Higher Performing Schools List.

This is the second consecutive year Arnold ES has earned this distinction in all of the tested areas: math, reading, science, and writing.

The District’s other repeat performers recognized in at least one category are: Baskin; J.T. Brackenridge; Briscoe; Margil; Maverick and Miller elementaries. Joining them this year are Travis Early College HS and the Young Women's Leadership Academy.Only one of the 16 other Bexar Countyarea school districts fared as well as SAISD.

The Higher Performing Schools (formerly known as Just for the Kids Schools) are identified by two measures: consistent improvement in student achievement from previous years (growth) and/or absolute student achievement using the school's Commended Performance results on the spring 2009-11 Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills test.

NCEA's higher-performing methodology controls for school and student demographics to allow for an apples-to-apples comparison of school achievement and to demonstrate that with the commitment of educators, all schools can have success, no matter the Zip Code.

NCEA is a department of ACT Inc., a not-for-profit organization committed to helping people achieve education and workplace success.