A-F Grades for Schools

In January 2017 reports will come out indicating A-F letter grades that the Commissioner of Education has assigned to each public school and district in Texas.  

The grades assigned will be predominately based on overall student performance on STAAR assessments.  The grading system will not account for the unique challenges and barriers faced by individual students or districts. Educational challenges known to be associated with socio-economic status, language acquisition, and disability will not be factored into the calculation of the letter grades assigned to districts. 

While SISD acknowledges the importance of what our standardized test scores tell us, we join the collective voice of the districts concerned that the comprehensive work of a school district cannot be defined by a letter grade. 

Additional information and insights can be obtained through the resources available below. 

Overview of A-F from Texas Education Agency                                        Our Schools-Sealy ISD
Understanding the A-F Grading System                         2016 Texas Academic Performance Report
Descriptors of A-F Indicators                                                          2016 Accountability Reports
Not Defined by a Letter Grade                               2016 Preliminary, Potential A-F School Ratings
A-F Campus and District Ratings
What the A-F Rating will mean for Local Districts
What Accountability Ratings Don't Say
An Unfair Game
Community Meeting with John Tanner on A-F GradingSystem
What My Kids Learned from an F School
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