Breckenridge ISD improves rating across all campuses

Editor’s Note: This story is being rerun to correct errors in the ratings, which were originally published Wednesday, Aug. 24. The Breckenridge American apologizes for these errors.

The Texas Education Agency released the A-F accountability ratings for districts and campuses Monday. Breckenridge ISD improved overall and in every campus from the 2018-2019 academic year, the last year the ratings were rec eived statewide.

The A-F accountability ratings are based on three areas of performance: student achievement, school progress and closing the gaps. Student achievement is based on how much students know and are able to do at the end of the year; school progress is based on how students perform over time and the growth in comparison to similar schools; and closing the gaps is based on how well different cohorts of students within a school are performing.

Due to the impact of COVID-19, all campuses and districts within the state were not rated due to the declared state of disaster for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 accountability ratings.

TEA released the 2018-2019 A-F state accountability ratings August 2019 for campuses statewide. While BISD improved overall from a C (79) in the 2017-2018 rating to a B (84) in the 2018-2019 rating, three campuses, East and South Elementary Schools and Breckenridge Junior High School, did worse overall.

In the 2018-2019 accountability ratings, BJHS dropped three points and received a D rating, with a 70 out of 100 in student achievement, 63 out of 100 in school progress and 59 out of 100 in closing the gaps.

South Elementary dropped two points and received a D rating in the 2018-2019 accountability ratings, with a 69 out of 100 in student achievement, 66 out of 100 in school progress and 58 out of 100 in closing the gaps.

In the 2018-2019 accountability ratings, East Elementary, which was paired with North Elementary at the time, dropped 14 points and received an F rating, or a 55 scaled score. East Elementary serves students through second grade and there is no STAAR testing in those grade levels. In 2018- 2019, Breck enridge High School increased from a score of 76 to a 79.

With the release of the 2021-2022 ratings, the district is now rated with an B (87) overall. The district received 85 out of 100 in student achievement, 91 out of 100 in school progress and 76 out of 100 in closing the gaps.

BHS moved from a C (79) in the 2018-2019 ratings to a B (83) in the 2021-2022 ratings. The campus was rated 84 out of 100 in student achievement, 86 out of 100 in school progress and 75 out of 100 in closing the gaps.

BJHS moved from a D (67) in the 2018-2019 ratings to a B (82) in the 2021-2022 ratings. The school was rated 74 out of 100 in student achievement, 83 out of 100 in school progress and 79 out of 100 in closing the gaps.

“The growth that our students and schools have realized has been the result of a strategic and concerted effort to raise the academic bar by increasing the rigor of our instruction and serving our students with excellence,” BJHS Principal Laura Gibson wrote in a release. “We hold tight to the BISD Vision: BUCKAROO PRIDE: A Culture of Excellence!”

South Elementary improved from a D (66) in the 2018-2019 ratings to a C (79) in the 2021-2022 ratings. The school was rated 73 out of 100 in student achievement, 80 of 100 in school progress and 75 out of 100 in closing the gaps.

East Elementary, who saw the largest growth, improved from an F (55) in 2018-2019 ratings to a B (87) in 2021-2022 ratings. In the 2021-2022 ratings, East Elementary was tied to BISD’s overall rating.

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