"Hello, All Parents and Community Members,
Welcome to the second semester of the 2016-2017 school year! Our enrollment is up to 2446, an increase of 15 from December 16 when we dismissed.
The Texas Education Agency has released “what if” accountability ratings for each campus and each district in the state. Many of you have been aware of the new accountability system that has been designated as the Texas A-F Accountability System. Under this system, all Texas public school districts and individual campuses receive a letter grade, A, B, C, D, or F, mostly based on the state test, the STAAR. These letter grades will be given in four academic areas or domains and this system goes into effect with five domains during the 2017-18 school year.
As a preview to the system’s introduction, TEA has been mandated to release the preliminary ratings to show stakeholders where districts and schools stand right now based on student achievement and data from the last school year, 2015-16.
Keep in mind that the ratings are not official. They are based on last year’s data and are an approximation of what would be assigned to the district and campuses if the law and or system was in place now.
This system has a very narrow focus and bases the scores mainly on the STAAR with some other considerations such as dual credit, AP, TSI, coherent CTE sequence in Domain 4.
It is my belief that our instructional program and extracurricular program in AISD is much broader than such a narrow measure and that our school is so much more than this system evaluates. AISD endeavors to provide an individualized learning environment for each student and engage the parents and community in the process in every way possible.
I am very proud of our students and their accomplishments; thank you for your involvement in their education.
Please ask any questions you may have.
For additional information, please read the Overview of Ratings document from the TEA found below.,