Texas EducationAgency – 2014 Howe ISD Accountability Summary
Howe ISD uses the Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR) to pull together a wide range of information on the performance of students in each school and the district every year. These reports also provide extensive information on staff, finances, programs, and demographics for each school and the district. All of these reports are among the many tools our district uses to meet the standards of the No Child Left Behind/ State Accountability laws.
Federal Report Cards for the state, the district, and each of the district’s campuses are now available on the Texas Education Agency’s website at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index4.aspx?id=4638&menu_id=2147483742.
Information on these report cards includes:
Part I: Student Achievement by Proficiency Level– Provides the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) performance results for each subject area and grade level tested.
Part II: Student Achievement and State Academic Annual Measurable Objects (AMOs) – Provides the STAAR performance results for each subject area tested. Also includes four-year and five-year graduation rates and participation rates on STAAR for reading/English and mathematics.
Part III: Priority and Focus Schools – Priority schools are the lowest 5% of Title I served campuses based on performance in reading and mathematics and graduation rates. Focus schools are 10% of Title I served campuses, not already identified as priority schools, that have the widest gaps between student group performance and safeguard targets.
Part IV: Teacher Quality Data – Provides information on teacher quality in three parts.
Part V: Graduates Enrolled in Texas Institution of Higher Education (IHE) – Provides the percentage of students who enroll and begin instruction at an institution of higher education in the school year following high school graduation.
Part VI: Statewide National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Results – Provides most recent NAEP results for Texas showing reading and mathematics performance results and participation rates,disaggregated by student group.
If you have difficulty accessing the information from the website, hard copies of the reports are available at the district or campus office. If you have questions about the information, please contact Ritchie Bowling, Assistant Superintendent at 903-532-3228.