West ISD Federal and State Accountability Reports

 
State Accountability Ratings

The state of Texas via the Texas Education Agency (TEA) provides annual academic accountability ratings to its public school districts and schools. Beginning last year, all multi-campus school districts and charters received an accountability rating based on an A–F scale. The West Independent School District (WISD) received a letter grade of "B". Districts received a grade or rating based on performance in three areas:
  • Student Achievement measures what students know and can do by the end of the year.  It includes results from state assessments across all subjects for all students, on both general and alternate assessments, College, Career, and Military Readiness (CCMR) indicators, like AP and ACT results, and graduation rates.
  • School Progress measures how much better students are doing on the STAAR test this year versus last year, and how much better students are doing academically relative to schools with similar percentages of economically disadvantaged students.
  • Closing the Gaps looks at performance among student groups, including various racial/ethnic groups, socioeconomic backgrounds and other factors.

Seventy percent of the accountability rating is based on the better of Student Achievement or Student Progress (whichever is better is the only performance measure counted in the calculations). The remaining 30 percent is based on performance in the Closing the Gaps area. Here is the link to the state's A-F Letter Grade Accountability website: A-F Resources.

West ISD District and Campus State Accountability Ratings - Note: This link includes the accountability ratings, as well as the data used to determine the ratings for each campus and district. The site also shows the distinction designations earned by each campus. 
  • West ISD District Report - Search by District Name
  • West ISD Campus Reports - Search by Campus Name
    • Note: To view the reports, you have to type "West EL", "West Middle", or "West HS"
    • Here is a link to more detailed District and Campus Accountability Reports: 2019 Accountability Reports. Again, you will need to search by District and Campus Name. There are at least a dozen reports you can choose from to review. 
2019-2020 West ISD District and Campus State Accountability Ratings
  • Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster due to the COVID-19 Pandemic


Effective Schools Framework (ESF)
 
The goal of the Effective Schools Framework (ESF) is to provide a clear vision for what districts and schools across the state of Texas should do to ensure an excellent education for all students. The ESF supports school and district continuous improvement efforts by providing the basis for the ESF diagnostic process and the foundation for the alignment of resources and supports needed for each school.

At the core of effective schools is effective instruction: interactions between students, teachers, and content determine learning outcomes. This instructional core is strengthened and supported by effective, well-supported teachers, high-quality curriculum, and positive school culture. Strong school leadership and careful planning encompass and ensure each of these prioritized levers.

Through the assistance of the Region 12 Service Center, West ISD completed the ESF diagnostic process (self-assessment), the alignment of resources and supports work, and crafted a plan to help ensure all campuses meet the requirements of the 85th Texas Legislature passed House Bill (HB) 22, establishing three domains for measuring the academic performance of districts and campuses: Student Achievement, School Progress, and Closing the Gaps. Per HB 22, all Texas districts and campuses receive a rating of A, B, C, D, or F for overall performance, as well as for performance in each domain. The West ISD ESF plan will assist the district and campus leadership teams and all staff in our goal of A ratings along with distinction designations which are awarded based on performance relative to a unique comparison group of campuses across the state. West ISD recognizes that there are three state performance cycles, 2020, 2021, and 2022, before the US Department of Education (USDE) adjusts the Closing the Gaps (Domain 3) domain targets. Texas districts expect Commissioner of Education, Mike Morath, to adjust the state performance targets as well. These new targets will likely go into effect for state academic performance cycle 2023. With this news, West ISD has set the goal to achieve A ratings over the next two school years. 
 
“Vision 2020: Race to an A” will enable West ISD to:
  • Achieve A ratings for all campuses by the release of the state academic performance cycle in August 2022,
  • Achieve an A rating for the district by the release of the state academic performance cycle in August 2022,
  • Align all district and campus resources and supports in an effort to accomplish the ESF plan (Note: Each year, the District will self-reflect and recalibrate the plan as needed to reach the Vision 2020 goals.),
  • Ensure all district and campus ESF planning components are data driven, and
  • Provide a framework and map for all district stakeholders to follow and support beginning in January 2020 through the release of the state academic performance cycle in August 2022.
This framework includes three timelines:
  • Phase 1: January 2020 through May 2020
  • Phase 2: June 2020 through May 2021
  • Phase 3: June 2021 through August 2022

Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR)


The Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR) pull together a wide range of information annually on the performance of students in each school and district in Texas. The reports provide extensive information on staff, programs, and demographics for each school and district.
 
During the Wednesday, December 9, 2020, Regular Board of Trustees Meeting, the District Leadership Team held a Public Hearing on the 2019-2020 TAPR information via the West ISD Annual Report presentation. Also, the Board heard the 2019-2020 ESL Program Annual Report. Both presentations are linked below. 

 

Texas School Report Card (SRC)

The School Report Card (SRC) combines accountability ratings, data from the Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR), and financial information to give a broad view of campus performance. Available for each campus in Texas, the SRC is intended specifically to inform parents and guardians about a school’s individual characteristics and its academic performance.
 
2019-2020 School Report Cards - Search by District or Campus Name
 

Federal School Report Card (FRC)
 
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), requires each State education agency to prepare and publish an annual report card with state-, district- and campus-level data. ESSA also requires each State education agency to report annually to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. Every district that receives Title I, Part A funding is responsible for distributing the state-, district-, and campus-level report cards to each of its campuses, the parents and guardians of all enrolled students, and the general public.
 
2019-2020 Federal Report Cards - Search by District or Campus Name
 
 
Performance Reporting
 
Performance Reporting compiles data to develop and report meaningful accountability ratings to help Texas public schools meet the educational needs of all students. As part of administering the state’s public-school accountability system, the Texas Education Agency publishes assessment reporting and accountability data in several different formats, for different audiences, and for different purposes. This guidance and resources also help school administrators, teachers, parents, and the general public understand and benefit from the state’s accountability system. 
 


Campus and District Improvement Plans

Campus Improvement Plans (CIP) and District Improvement Plans (DIP) are comprehensive plans that include all of the activities of a campus. The improvement plan guidance in this document is designed to help develop a targeted plan to address areas of low performance as stated in TEC §39.106 (d) and 19 TAC §97.1071.
 
The following Executive Summary Reports are linked below as PDF files:
  • 2020-2021 West ISD District Improvement Plan (DIP) Executive Report
  • 2020-2021 West Elementary School Campus Improvement Plan (CIP) Executive Report
  • 2020-2021 West Middle School Campus Improvement Plan (CIP) Executive Report
  • 2020-2021 West High School Campus Improvement Plan (CIP) Executive Report
  • 2020-2021 Brookhaven Youth Ranch Campus Improvement Plan (CIP) Executive Report
  • Note: The complete plans are located on the district's Plan4Learning sites. 
For additional information, please contact David Truitt, Superintendent, at (254) 981-2000.