Lamar CISD Receives an A in TEA Accountability
Lamar CISD has received an overall A in TEA Accountability Rating!
This means that the schools that the community of Summer Lakes and Summer Park are zoned into have excelled in many different factors. The TEA rates the state’s public schools on a system measuring student achievement through different assessments and indicators, school progress by the growth in standardized tests results, and how well schools have closed the gaps between the performances of students classified into different groups.
The “Student Achievement” portion of the TEA rating is determined by looking at data from STAAR Performance, College, Career and Military Readiness, and the Graduation Rate of each campus. The Texas Education Agency divides the results from STAAR Performance into each subject that students are tested on, and the students’ demographics and socioeconomic statuses. College, Career and Military Readiness for Lamar CISD is based on TSI (Texas Success Initiative) Criteria in ELA/Reading and Mathematics, AP/IB Exam Scores, Dual Course Credits, Industry-Based Certifications from an approved list, Level I or II Certificate in workforce education areas, Associate’s Degree, Special Education with an Advanced Degree Plan, Enlistment in the U.S. Armed Forces and more. Please see the link below this post to find out more details about the Accountability report for Lamar CISD. The Graduation Rate Data Table shows the graduation and dropout rates of all students and specific student groups as well.
The "School Progress" portion is based on Academic Growth and Relative Performance. Academic Growth is determined by a student’s English Language and Math STAAR results and is counted when a student’s performance meets or exceeds that of the previous year. Relative Performance compares the Student Achievement results of all Lamar CISD students from every campus to other Lamar campuses with similar percentages of economically disadvantaged students.
The results of how well schools have been able to “close the gaps” are determined by taking a look at students’ performances within different groups such as racial/ethnic, special education, continuously enrolled and mobile, English learners, and economically disadvantaged.