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SAISD shows progress in 2018 state accountability ratings

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SAISD shows progress in 2018 state accountability ratings
Results show SAISD is one of the fastest improving districts in the state

August 15, 2018 -- San Antonio ISD received its 2018 accountability ratings from the Texas Education Agency. The District made significant progress with gains across all grade levels.

SAISD Met Standard in each of the three domains of the ratings system. This year, the state also gave grades to each District. SAISD had an overall grade of C.

Thirty-four SAISD campuses earned one or more Distinction Designation* from the TEA based on student performance, up from 29 schools the past year.

Under the new 2018 accountability system, the District has also shown significant improvement in turning around more schools.

To provide an apples-to-apples comparison, TEA has provided data that shows that if the 2018 accountability system had been applied to 2017 data, then in 2017, SAISD would have had 35 Improved Required schools, compared to 16 in 2018.

Under that comparison, SAISD decreased the number of students enrolled in a low performing school by about two-thirds. This demonstrates the largest percent decrease among urban school districts in the state, from 47 percent down to 16 percent.

"Based on their improvements in reducing the number of IR campuses and the percent of students served in IR schools, San Antonio ISD is one of the fastest improving districts in the state," said Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath.

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* Distinction Designations can be awarded to campuses in the areas of ELA/reading, mathematics, science, social studies, Academic Growth, Closing the Gaps, and Postsecondary Readiness. Depending on campus grade levels and type, the number of potential distinction designations can vary.