Thursday, September 28, 2023

Local school districts make the grade; All As and Bs in TEA ratings

Photo courtesy of the Lewisville ISD

School district ratings on the A-F grading scale were released Wednesday by the Texas Education Agency, and all local school districts either got an A or B overall grade.

But those grades are not welcome from the largest local district, which preemptively rejected its grade the day before it was announced.

Argyle ISD and Northwest ISD each got an “A,” and Denton ISD and Lewisville ISD each got a “B” grade, according to the TEA website.

In a letter to parents the day before the 2018-19 school year started, Lewisville ISD Superintendent Dr. Kevin Rogers preemptively rejected the school district’s grade from the Texas Education Agency.

“Lewisville ISD rejects this form of accountability, as our district and our schools are more than a grade based on a state standardized test,” Rogers said in the letter, which was posted on the district website Tuesday. “While it is important for us to measure the effectiveness of our instructional practices and ensure all students are learning, LISD believes Texas students would be better served by a comprehensive community-based accountability system, which looks beyond high-stakes, multiple-choice tests to meaningful assessments that have value for students, parents, and teachers, as well as measures what each community deems important in promoting college and career readiness.”

Click here for more information about the TEA ratings, which include Pass/Fail grades for individual schools.

Mark Smith
Mark Smith
Mark Smith is the Digital Editor of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

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