Distinction designations are awarded to campuses for outstanding performance in relation to 40 other similar campuses of similar type, size, grade span, and student demographics. A campus that receives an accountability rating of Met Standard is eligible for the following distinction designations in 2018. Districts that earn a rating of A, B, C, or D are eligible for a distinction designation in postsecondary readiness.
For 2018, distinction designations are awarded in the following areas:
A campus earns a distinction designation if it is in the top quartile (Q1) of its comparison group for at least 33 percent (for high schools and K–12 campuses) or 50 percent (for elementary and middle schools) of the indicators used to award the distinction.
For an indicator to be used to evaluate campuses for a distinction designation, at least 20 campuses in the comparison group must have data for that indicator. If fewer than 20 campuses have data for an indicator, it cannot be used to evaluate campuses for the distinction. This often affects schools with non-traditional grade spans.
The TCSR combines performance information from several different sources and reports it for each Texas public school district and campus. It contains ratings for three areas:
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 specifically to inform parents and guardians about a school’s individual characteristics and its academic performance.
Search Engine for School Report Cards: https://txschools.org/
The Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR) combine details of district and campus academic performance with financial reports and information about staff, programs, and demographics.
Tomball ISD is sharing this information about the district and your child’s campus with you as part of its obligations under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA).
Federal Report Cards for the state, the district, and each of the district’s campuses are now available below or are also available on the Texas Education Agency’s website at: https://tea.texas.gov/Finance_and_Grants/Grants/Federal_Report_Card/.
Information on these report cards includes:
Part (i): General Description of the Texas State Accountability System
(I) the minimum number of students that the State determines are necessary to be included in each of the subgroups of students for use in the accountability system;
(II) the long-term goals and measurements of interim progress for all students and for each of the subgroups of students;
(III) the indicators used to meaningfully differentiate all public schools in the State;
(IV) the State’s system for meaningfully differentiating all public schools in the State, including—
(aa) the specific weight of the indicators in such differentiation;
(bb) the methodology by which the State differentiates all such schools;
(cc) the methodology by which the State differentiates a school as consistently underperforming for any subgroup of students; and
(dd) the methodology by which the State identifies a school for comprehensive support and improvement;
(V) the number and names of all public schools in the State identified by the State for comprehensive support and improvement or implementing targeted support and improvement plans;
(VI) the exit criteria established by the State, including the length of years established.
Part (ii): Student Achievement by Proficiency Level
This section provides information on student achievement on the STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) performance for mathematics, ELA/reading, and science by grade level and proficiency level for the 2017–18 school year. These results include all students tested, regardless of whether they were in the accountability subset.
Part (iii)(I): Academic Growth
This section provides information on students’ academic growth for mathematics and ELA/reading for public elementary schools and secondary schools which don’t have a graduation rate. These results include all students tested, regardless of whether they were in the accountability subset.
Part (iii)(II): Graduation Rate
This section provides information on high school graduation rates.
Part (iv): English Language Proficiency
This section provides information on the number and percentage of English learners achieving English language proficiency.
Part (v): School Quality or Student Success (SQSS)
This section provides information on the other indicator of school quality or student success, which is college, career and military readiness (CCMR) for high schools and average performance rate of the three STAAR performance levels of all students, regardless of whether they were in the accountability subset, for elementary and secondary schools without a graduation rate.
Part (vi): Goal Meeting Status
This section provides information on the progress of all students and each student group toward meeting the long-term goals or interim objectives on STAAR academic performance, federal graduation rate, and English learners’ language proficiency.
Part (vii): STAAR Participation
This section provides the percentage of students assessed and not assessed for mathematics, ELA/reading, and science.
Part (viii): Civil Rights Data
Part (viii)(I) The section provides information submitted by school districts to the Office for Civil Rights on measures of school quality, climate, and safety.
Part (viii)(II) This section provides information submitted by school districts to the Office for Civil Rights on the number and percentage of students enrolled in preschool programs and accelerated coursework to earn postsecondary credit while still in high school.
Part (ix): Teacher Quality Data
This section provides information on the professional qualifications of teachers, including information disaggregated by high- and low-poverty schools on the number and percentage of (I) inexperienced teacher, principals, and other school leaders; (II) teachers teaching with emergency or provisional credentials; and (III) teachers who are not teaching in the subject or field for which the teacher is certified or licensed.
Part (x): Per-pupil Expenditure
This section provides information on the per-pupil expenditures of federal, state, and local funds, including actual personnel expenditures and actual non-personnel expenditures, disaggregated by source of funds, for each school district and campus for the preceding fiscal year.
Texas will delay reporting information on per-pupil expenditures until the 2018–19 school year.
Part (xi): STAAR Alternate 2 Participation
This section provides information on the number and percentage of students with the most-significant cognitive disabilities who take STAAR Alternate 2, by grade and subject.
Part (xii): Statewide National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
This section provides results on the state academic assessments in reading and mathematics in grades 4 and 8 of the National Assessment of Educational Progress, compared to the national average of such results.
Part (xiii): Cohort Rate of Graduates Enrolled in Postsecondary Education
This section provides information on the cohort rate at which students who graduate from the high school enroll, for the first academic year that begins after the student’s graduation, in (I) programs of public postsecondary education in Texas; and (II) programs of private postsecondary education in Texas or programs of postsecondary education outside Texas.
Data not available for the 2017-18 school year.
If you have difficulty accessing the information from the website, hard copies of the reports are available at the district or campus office. If you have questions about the information, please contact Insert contact information.