On Friday, August 12, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) released the 2022 accountability ratings to public school districts across the state of Texas.
Throughout the 2021-22 school year, staff and students focused on essential learning standards, accelerated instruction, and student progress. Due to these efforts, 81% of VISD campuses showed improvement over their 2019 pre-pandemic ratings.
52% of campuses increased the overall score by at least one letter grade, and 19% of campuses increased their score by two letter grades. The District earned an overall score of 78, showing that VISD teachers and staff effectively closed the learning gap due to COVID-19.
“Today, we recognize and celebrate the growth evident in our 2022 scores,” said Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction, and Accountability Tammy Sestak. “The increases in academic growth and overall performance are a direct result of the dedicated work of our VISD staff members, who have gone above and beyond to support our students.”
VISD scores show strong evidence of the tremendous work performed by VISD students and staff to address unfinished learning created by the loss of instructional time related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2022 accountability ratings are the first accountability ratings public school districts have received since 2019. The accountability ratings are based on a combination of indicators, including performance on state standardized tests, graduation rates, and college, career, and military readiness outcomes.
O’Connor ACE Elementary School saw a 21-point increase, Shields Elementary with a 19-point increase, Torres Elementary with a 15-point increase, and Deleon Elementary with a 13-point increase.
Mission Valley, Vickers, and Schorlemmer Elementary earned an A, the highest rating possible, with scores of 95, 94, and 90, respectively.
VISD strives for continuous improvement, data shows that unfinished learning due to the impact of COVID-19 was minimized. Throughout the 2022-23 school year, VISD will continue to offer rigorous coursework, ongoing interventions, and various opportunities for students to Find Their &.