All eligible Leander ISD schools earned the state’s highest accountability standard as well as 39 state distinctions according to a release from the Texas Education Agency (TEA).
TEA announced the results from the 2016-17 state accountability system on Tuesday. All 39 eligible Leander ISD schools earned the state’s 'Met Standard' rating.
“We are proud of our students, teachers and families for all student success,” said Leander ISD superintendent Dan Troxell.
"State accountability is a necessary component of our education system, but our focus as educators in Leander ISD will continue to be success for the whole child," Troxell added. "We have room to keep growing, and I look forward to working with our talented team to improve for kids."
State accountability measures schools are based on performance on the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR), End-of-Course Exams, and graduation rates across four indices – student achievement, student progress, closing performance gaps and postsecondary readiness.
Schools can earn distinctions for performance as compared to a group of 40 similar schools across the state based on demographics. Elementary schools can receive a maximum of six distinctions, while middle and high schools can earn seven.
The following elementary schools received distinctions:
The following middle and high schools earned distinctions: