Friday, July 30, 2010
TEA Ratings - Bryan ISD
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BRYAN INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
JULY 30, 2010
Bryan ISD students are continuing to show good academic growth according to the 2010 Accountability Ratings released today by the Texas Education Agency.
Four schools received an Exemplary rating: Bryan Collegiate High School, Johnson Elementary, Houston Elementary and Bowen Elementary.
Seven schools received Recognized status: Stephen F. Austin Middle School, Bonham Elementary, Henderson Elementary, Ross Elementary, Navarro Elementary, Branch Elementary and Neal Elementary.
Two schools received an Unacceptable rating: Bryan High School and Jones Elementary.
The Bryan High rating exposes a particular aspect of the ratings system that, in some cases, does not reflect the academic success of a campus.
BHS students performed exceptionally well on all TAKS tests in 2010. Academically, their scores were at either Recognized or Exemplary status for every test and every student group. Without any additional factors, the TAKS scores for BHS place them at the Recognized level.
Completion Rate is an additional indicator used in determining a school's rating. Completion rate refers to a cohort of students who enter the 9th grade and graduate four years later. TEA uses completion rate data from 2008-09 to factor into the 2010 accountability rating.
The BHS rating fell to Unacceptable due to the 2008-09 Completion Rate for the African-American sub-group of students. The TEA report lists 42 students from the 2005-06 cohort who did not complete high school in four years.
Among those considered to be non-completers are students who are court-ordered to secure a GED, those who were incarcerated, those who left the district but never provided documentation to prove enrollment elsewhere, those who returned to a home country without providing new enrollment documentation, and those who passed all classes to earn the required number of credits for graduation, but did not pass one or more portions of the TAKS test.
TEA provides a limited window of opportunity to appeal a school's rating. Bryan ISD is reviewing the TEA report of non-completers to determine if errors were made in reporting. If exceptions are found, and the number of non-completers is reduced, the BHS rating may be raised to Acceptable.
BISD is proud of the academic gains made by all students, notably those at Bryan High School, which reflect the hard work by students and faculty, along with the support of parents and the community.
Director of Communications
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