WFISD Meets Texas Education Agency Standard

Wichita Falls, Texas - The Texas Education Agency (TEA) today released the 2015 state accountability system ratings for school districts and charter schools across the state.
Districts, campuses and charter schools receive one of three ratings under the new accountability system: Met Standard; Met Alternative Standard; or Improvement Required. In order to receive a rating of Met Standard, a district or campus must meet the state target for either Index 1 or Index 2, and both Index 3 and 4.
Under the rating system, Wichita Falls ISD was rated as Met Standard. In addition, 27 of 29 WFISD campuses were rated as Met Standard.
The two campuses rated as Improvement Required are Burgess Elementary and Washington Jackson Elementary.
 All three campuses that were rated as Improvement Required last school year, met standard this year. Those campuses were Lamar Elementary, Scotland Park Elementary and Sheppard Elementary.
All three WFISD high schools ranked in the top quarter of their comparability group in five out of seven areas.
"I am very pleased with our results! Obviously our students and staff members worked really hard this past year to achieve these results," said interim superintendent, Michael Kuhrt. "WFISD high schools continue to perform near the top of comparable schools across the state. Of that, I am really excited."
State ratings are based on a system implemented in 2013 that uses various indicators to provide greater detail on the performance of a district or a charter and each individual campus throughout the state. The performance index framework includes four areas: Student Achievement, Student Progress, Closing Performance Gaps and Post Secondary Readiness.