Bryan ISD showed significant gains in academic scores and post-secondary readiness measures in the 2013-2014 Texas Education Agency (TEA) Accountability ratings—meeting all standards at the district level.
TEA ratings are based on four indexes, including:
1) Student achievement.
2) Student progress.
3) Closing performance gaps.
4) Post-secondary readiness. Index 4 is new this year for elementary and middle schools.
“We could not be more proud of the progress the children in Bryan ISD are making,” said Superintendent Tommy Wallis. “Their hard work and the dedication of our teachers and administrators made a very big difference in a very short time. We’re excited about the future and will continue placing children first, always.”
MC Harris, the district’s alternative school for over-aged and under-credited students, showed remarkable gains in post-secondary readiness, among other indexes, indicating that the school is preparing students well for life after high school.
Last year, five campuses and the district overall were designated by TEA as “Improvement Required.” This year, only two campuses are designated as improvement required; Crockett Elementary and Milam Elementary narrowly missed meeting standard for Index 4 (post-secondary readiness).
In a substantial move forward academically, Jones Elementary met standard in all indexes, as did Bryan High School and Rudder High School—and all three schools earned distinctions. The district also met standard, thanks to district-wide improvements in academic rigor and performance.
2013-2014 Campus Distinctions
Distinctions are awarded based on a comparison group of 40 closely matching schools throughout Texas and are based on excellence in these categories:
• Academic Achievement in Reading/English Language Arts (ELA)
• Academic Achievement in Mathematics
• Academic Achievement in Science
• Academic Achievement in Social Studies
• Top 25% Student Progress
• Post-secondary Readiness
• Closing Performance Gaps
Bryan Collegiate High School—Reading/ELA, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Closing Performance Gaps, Post-secondary Readiness
Bryan High—Reading/ELA, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Post-secondary Readiness
Rudder—Mathematics, Social Studies
SFA—Reading/ELA, Science, Social Studies
Long—Reading/ELA, Social Studies, Post-Secondary Readiness
Johnson—Reading/ELA, Student Progress, Closing Performance Gaps, Post-secondary Readiness
Neal—Reading/ELA, Mathematics, Science, Student Progress, Closing Performance Gaps, Post-Secondary Readiness
To view a summary of results for individual campuses click the .pdf below.