With the 2019 Texas Education Agency Academic Rating being released in August, the Terrell Independent School District had the biggest point increase out of any school district in Kaufman County.
The report has information regarding accountability ratings for approximately 1,200 school districts and charter schools. The grading system is comprised of three separate rating areas that include Student Achievement, School Progress and Closing the Gaps.
Terrell received an overall score of ‘87’ in 2019 which was a 12 point gain from its overall score of ‘75’ it received in 2018. Terrell ISD gained 17 points from its 2017 overall score of ‘70’ to its 2019 overall score of ‘87’.
The overall score gain that Terrell ISD had from 2018 to 2019 was the highest score gain by any school district in Kaufman County.
Crandall ISD had a 10 point score increase from 78 to 88. Forney ISD had a 3 point score gain from 87 to 90. Kaufman ISD had a 7 point increase from 80 to 87. Kemp ISD had a 4 point increase from 82 to 86. Mabank ISD had a 3 point increase from 88 to 91. Scurry-Rosser had a 8 point increase from 81-89.
In Student Achievement, which measures STAAR scores for elementary and middle school. For high school and the district, Student Achievement measures STAAR scores, college readiness, career readiness, military readiness and graduation rates.
Terrell ISD received a score of ‘84’ in Student Achievement which was a 12 point increase from its 2018 score of ‘72’. Terrell ISD had a 15 point increase from its 2017 score of ‘69’.
In School Progress, under the category of academic growth, it compares the STAAR score in 2019 to the STAAR score in 2018 to determine if a school district met a full year’s expected growth, exceeded expectations or did not. Academic growth includes grades 4-8, Algebra I, English 2, English Leaners and STAAR Alt 2.
Terrell ISD received a score of ‘70’ in academic growth which was a 3 point decrease from its 2018 score of ‘73’. Terrell ISD had a 3 point decrease from its 2017 score of ‘73’.
In school progress, under the category of relative performance, Terrell ISD received a score of ‘92’ in relative performance which was a 16 point increase from its 2018 score of ‘76’. Terrell ISD had a 21 point increase from its 2017 score of ‘71’.
In Closing the Gaps, it uses disaggregated data to demonstrate differentials among racial/ethnic groups, socioeconomic backgrounds and other factors. The indicators included in this domain, as well as the domain’s construction, align the state accountability system with the Every Student Succeeds Act.
Terrell ISD received a score of ‘75’ in Closing the Gaps which was a 3 point gain from its 2018 score of ‘72’. Terrell ISD had a 12 point gain from its 2017 score of ‘63’.
Moreover, Gilbert Willie, Sr. Elementary earned distinctions in Academic Achievement in English Language Arts and Reading, Academic Achievement in Mathematics and for being in the top 25 percent in comparative academic growth.
Also, Terrell High School earned distinctions in Academic Achievement in Science and Postsecondary Readiness.