Tomball ISD Receives an A in TEA Accountability Rating

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Woodtrace Community’s school district has received an overall A in TEA Accountability Rating!

This means that Tomball ISD has excelled in many different factors. The Texas Education Agency rates the state’s public schools on a system measuring student achievement through assessments and readiness indicators, school progress based on growth in standardized tests results, and how well schools have closed the gaps between the performances of students classified in different groups. Receiving an A grade means that the Woodtrace Community's schools have displayed a positive and upward trend in each of those three factors. 

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 students’ STAAR Performance into each subject that they are tested on, and the students’ demographics and socioeconomic statuses. College, Career and Military Readiness for Tomball ISD 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 CCMReadiness report for Tomball ISD. The Graduation Rate Data Table shows the graduation and dropout rates of all students and specific student groups as well. 

The TEA measures School Progress 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 Tomball ISD students from every campus to other Tomball 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. 

The Woodtrace community would like to thank each of the students for working extremely hard to get Tomball's school district at this level of academic achievement. Keep it up!

STAAR report here
CCMR Report here
Graduation Rate here