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 2016 accountability ratings and reports are available at the links below. Click a link to access accountability summaries, which show accountability ratings and distinction designations, and tables showing the data used to assign the ratings and award distinctions.
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 Independent School District is sharing this information about the district and your child’s campus with you as part of its obligations under the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB).
Federal Report Cards for the state, the district, and each of the district’s campuses are now available on the district’s website at this link: Insert district link or are also available on the Texas Education Agency’s website at: http://tea.texas.gov/About_TEA/Laws_and_Rules/NCLB_and_ESEA/NCLB-ESEA_Resources/Federal_Report_Card/.
Information on these report cards includes:
Participation reports also include reports of the participation of Children with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) by assessment type.
Part A – Percent of Teachers by Highest Degree Held – Professional qualifications of all public elementary and secondary teachers in Texas
Part B and C – Teachers with Emergency/Provisional Credentials, Low Poverty/High Poverty Summary Reports – Percentage of all public elementary and secondary school teachers teaching with emergency or provisional credentials, disaggregated by high-poverty compared to low-poverty schools.
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 Mark White at email@example.com.
For some districts and campuses, small data cells are masked in order to protect student confidentiality. When this is the case, the reports may display an asterisk (*) or a percentage preceded by a less than or greater than symbol (<1%).