TEA Releases 2014 District, Campus Ratings
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has released 2014 Accountability Ratings for state school districts and individual campuses, and Keller ISD and 37 of its 39 schools all earned a rating of “Met Standard,” the top rating in the current system.
In addition to the “Met Standard” ratings, Keller ISD campuses earned 25 distinction designations total, with 15 campuses earning at least one distinction.
The state accountability system has changed significantly over the last two years. Rather than receiving ratings of “Exemplary,” “Acceptable,” or “Unacceptable,” districts and campuses are rated as “Met Standard” – or “Met Alternative Standard” in the case of alternative education campuses like the KISD New Direction Learning Center – or “Improvement Required” depending on how they performed in four indexes: Student Achievement, Student Progress, Closing Performance Gaps, and Postsecondary Readiness.
The two Keller ISD schools that earned “Improvement Required” ratings did not meet targets in Index 2, the Student Progress index, keeping them from earning the “Met Standard” rating.
Distinction designations this year were provided in seven categories [number earned by KISD campuses in brackets]:
• Academic Achievement in ELA 
• Academic Achievement in Math 
• Academic Achievement in Science  (5-12 grades only)
• Academic Achievement in Social Studies  (5-12 grades only)
• Top 25% Student Progress 
• Top 25% Closing Performance Gaps 
• Post-Secondary Readiness