MARSHALL, Texas – Marshall ISD earned a fifth straight Met Standard rating with the release of the 2017 state accountability rating as determined by the Texas Education Agency.
Included in the overall district rating was the fact that nine of the district’s 11 campuses in the 2016-2017 schools earned a Met Standard accountability rating. Only two of MISD’s campuses were determined to be Improvement Required, compared to a total of six in the 2016 state ratings.
Marshall High School, Marshall Junior High School, Price T. Young Middle School, Sam Houston Middle School, G.W. Carver Elementary, David Crockett Elementary, South Marshall Elementary and J.H. Moore Elementary all earned the Met Standard rating, which is the highest accountability rating issued by the TEA.
William B. Travis Elementary and Robert E. Lee Elementary were rated as Improvement Required, with Robert E. Lee missing the Met Standard rating by just one point on Index 1 – Student Achievement. MISD is expected to appeal Robert E. Lee’s rating to TEA due to being just one point away from earning Met Standard.
“This is an outstanding indication of the progress we have made in MISD over the last year,” said Dr. Jerry Gibson, MISD Superintendent. “A year ago we had six IR schools with just one elementary school out of six as Met Standard. With the closing of Robert E. Lee Elementary this year, we are basically down to just one IR school in our district.”
The TEA’s state accountability ratings are based on a system that uses a range of indicators to provide greater detail about the performance of a district or charter and individual campuses throughout the state. The performance index framework includes four areas: Student Achievement, Student Progress, Closing Performance Gaps, and Postsecondary Readiness.
Student Achievement provides a snapshot of a district or campus performance across all subjects.
Student Progress measures year-to-year student progress by subject and student group.
Closing Performance Gaps emphasizes the academic achievement of economically disadvantaged students and the lowest performing racial/ethnic student groups.
Postsecondary Readiness emphasizes the importance of earning a high school diploma that provides students with the foundation necessary for success in college, the workforce, job training programs or the military.
In order to earn a rating of Met Standard, a campus or district must meet the target on either Index 1 or 2, plus meet the targets on Index 3 and Index 4.
South Marshall STEM Academy met all four indexes while earning distinctions for Reading/ELA, Math, Student Progress, Closing Performance Gaps and Postsecondary Readiness. South Marshall was just one of approximately 400 schools across Texas to earn all possible distinctions.
Marshall Junior High, which had just one Met Standard rating since the TEA implemented the current accountability system for the 2012-2013 school year and was rated as IR in 2016, also met all four indexes in the ratings this year. MJHS improved seven points in Index 1 (Student Achievement); seven points in Index 2 (Student Progress); six points in Index 3 (Closing Performance Gaps) and two points in Index 4 (Postsecondary Readiness).
J.H. Moore Elementary, which did not meet a single index in 2016, met the state-required mark in Indexes 2, 3 and 4 in 2017. Under the direction of first-year principal Nakeisha Adams-Pegues, Moore’s students improved 17 points in Index 1 (Student Achievement); 19 points in Index 2 (Student Progress); eight points in Index 3 (Closing Performance Gaps) and nine points in Index 4 (Postsecondary Readiness).
David Crockett Elementary met Indexes 2, 3 and 4 to earn a Met Standard rating, the first for the school since 2014.
Carver Elementary also met Indexes 2, 3 and 4 to earn its first Met Standard rating since 2015. Carver, which did not meet a single index in 2016, improved eight points in Index 1 (Student Achievement); 13 points in Index 2 (Student Progress); seven points in Index 3 (Closing Performance Gaps) and seven points in Index 4 (Postsecondary Readiness).
Sam Houston Middle School met Indexes 2, 3 and 4, as did Price T. Young Middle School.
Marshall High School met the requirements for Indexes 2, 3 and 4 to earn a fifth straight Met Standard rating.
Washington Early Childhood Center also was rated as Met Standard, although the district’s Pre-K/Head Start campus isn’t rated on the four indexes but is instead tied to South Marshall’s rating.
“This improvement and progress is a credit to the dedication and hard work of our students, our teachers, parents, and staff, including the Curriculum and Instruction Department and (Assistant Superintendent) Anika Perkins, all working together to improve the educational environment and opportunities in the Marshall Independent School District,” Dr. Gibson added. “I applaud each and every one of them for their efforts with the understanding and knowledge that we still have much, much work to do and so much more that can be accomplished.”
Due to the opening of the Legacy 2017 schools this fall, the 2017 ratings are the final installment of ratings for Marshall ISD in the district’s 2016-2017 alignment. Beginning next year, MISD will consolidate its 10 K-12 campuses to just six: Marshall High School, Marshall Junior High School, David Crockett Elementary, Price T. Young Elementary, William B. Travis Elementary and Sam Houston Elementary.
Schools in the 2017 ratings that are closing are J.H. Moore, Carver, and Lee, along with both middle schools.
Complete rating data for each Marshall ISD campus — and every school in the state — can be found on the T.E.A. website at www.tea.texas.gov.