Arlington, Mansfield ISD Report Positive Texas Education Agency School Accountability Ratings
By Office of Communication
Posted on August 15, 2019, August 15, 2019

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Today, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) released its 2019 school accountability ratings for schools across the state.

The ratings, the second under the agency's A-F system, include three categories of measurement – student achievement, school progress and closing the gaps. Arlington ISD and Mansfield ISD both received positive ratings.

Arlington ISD's overall grade of 86 marks an eight-point improvement over the 78 the district received last year in the first year for districts receiving grades.

“I am proud of the gains and improvements made by our students, teachers and campuses,” said Dr. Marcelo Cavazos, superintendent, Arlington ISD. “While we received a higher grade than last year, the results are just a snapshot of how our schools are performing, not the whole picture of our student experience. Our priority has always been and will continue to be making sure that all of our students graduate exceptionally prepared for college, career and citizenship.”
Mansfield ISD received another ‘A’ rating from the Texas Education Agency.

Mansfield ISD students have consistently outperformed state averages in the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) exams, and MISD is among the top-scoring districts when comparing STAAR results with surrounding and comparison districts.

“We have an amazing community that works together to ensure that students come first,” said Superintendent Dr. Jim Vaszauskas. “I’m proud of the work put in every day by our students, educators and parents, and I’m excited that Mansfield ISD was able to achieve an 'A’ rating for the second consecutive year.”

All campus levels can earn distinctions for reading/ELA, science, math, top 25 percent student progress, top 25 percent closing performance gaps and post-secondary readiness. Both junior high schools and high schools can also earn a distinction designation in social studies.

Thirty-three of the Arlington ISD’s 71 campuses eligible to receive distinctions received at least one designation:
• 5 of 7 high schools
• 8 of 10 junior highs
• 20 of 54 elementaries

Bailey Junior High (seven out of seven) received all possible distinction designations. Last year 29 schools received at least one distinction.

When looking at last year’s results under the new A-F system, this year’s scores in every category are equal to or better than last year for Arlington ISD. Two campuses that were previously rated as Improvement Required, Anderson and Patrick elementaries, met standard this year.

Visit the Texas Education Agency for a full list of schools and their scores.

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