2014 Texas Education Agency Ratings
The Texas Education Agency is charged with assessing public school students on what they have learned and determining district and school accountability ratings. The ratings are based on a system that uses 4 Indices to provide detailed information about the performance of a district and each of its campuses on the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) exams and Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) assessments, in the areas of Student Achievement, Student Progress, Closing Performance Gaps and Postsecondary Readiness.
Districts and campuses receive one of three labels: “Met Standard,” "Met Alternative Standard" or “Improvement Required.” ECISD received a label of "Met Standard".
Campuses that receive an accountability rating of “Met Standard” are also eligible for distinction designations. Distinction designations (Gold Stars) are awarded to campuses based on achievement in STAAR relative to 40 other Texas campuses of similar type, size and student demographics. Distinction designations are earned in the following areas: academic achievement in reading/English language arts, academic achievement in mathematics; academic achievement in science; academic achievement in social studies; Top 25%: Student Progress; Top 25%: Closing Performance Gaps; and Postsecondary Readiness. Postsecondary readiness is the only distinction available at the district level.
Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR)
The Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR) pulls together a wide range of information on the performance of students in each school and district in Texas every year. Performance is shown disaggregated by student groups, including ethnicity and low income status. The report also provides extensive information on school and district staff, programs and student demographics.
Texas Education Code B39.053 requires each school district's board of trustees to publish an annual performance report that includes the TAPR report; campus performance objectives; a report of violent or criminal incidents; and information received under the Texas Education Code B51.403(e) from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
The Texas Academic Performance Report was previously known as the Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS) Report. The AEIS was published each year between 1990-91 to 2011-12.