Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Local schools meet 2017 state standards

Clarendon and Hedley schools met the state’s expectations during standardized testing this spring, according to information released by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) last Tuesday, August 15.

The state released the 2017 state accountability ratings for more than 1,200 school districts and charters, as well as more than 8,700 campuses statewide. The ratings reveal that approximately 95 percent of school districts and charters across Texas have achieved the rating of Met Standard, including Clarendon and Hedley ISDs.

Clarendon exceeded the state’s target scores in all indices as a district as whole as well as on its high school, junior high, and elementary campuses.

In the Student Achievement Index with a target score of 60, CISD scored 82, CHS received an 82, CJH was an 81, and Clarendon Elementary earned an 83.

The Clarendon school district and each campus also exceeded the state targets for three other measured indexes.

“We’re very proud of our staff and students,” CISD Superintendent Mike Norrell said. “It is evidence that hard work pays off. This is a measure of us based on one test and you always want to do the best you can and look for areas to improve.”

Norrell also noted that CISD campuses earned several distinctions this year.

Clarendon High School earned distinctions for Academic Achievement in ELA/Reading and Social Students, Top 25 Percent in Student Progress, Top 25 Percent of Closing Performance Gaps, and Postsecondary Readiness.

Clarendon Junior High received distinctions for Academic Achievement in ELA/Reading and Mathematics, and Top 25 Percent Closing Performance Gaps.

Clarendon Elementary received distinctions for Academic Achievement in ELA/Reading, Mathematics, and Science as well as for Top 25 Percent Student Progress, and Postsecondary Readiness.

Hedley ISD is scored as a whole instead of by campuses, and that school received a score of 81 in Student Achievement and also exceeded the state targets in the other three areas.

To earn a rating of Met Standard or Met Alternative Standard, a campus or district must meet the target on either Student Achievement (Index 1) or Student Progress (Index 2) – plus meet the targets on Closing Performance Gaps (Index 3) and Postsecondary Readiness (Index 4).

To view the 2017 state accountability ratings, visit http://tea.texas.gov/2017accountability.aspx

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