Data tables released July 28
Based on the data, 89% of all students passed the reading portion of the TAKS assessment, 88% passed the writing, 91% passed the social studies, 88% passed the math, and 81% passed the science.
All areas of TAKS scores have improved, however, since academic assessments in the 2002-2003 school year. Math and science have historically been the lowest areas of performance in the district. While we have seen improvement of student achievement over time in science and math with the inclusion of all students and changes in rigor, we continue to be transparent in understanding student achievement gaps and adjust individualized student instruction to close those identified gaps.
This year’s scores include for the first time the TAKS Modified and TAKS Alternate versions of the state assessment. Other district data included in the accountability ratings this year were the annual dropout rate in grades 7-8, the completion rate in grades 9-12, and the commended performance for Reading/ELA and Math. In order to be a Recognized campus, two different sub-groups in both Reading/ELA and Math, all students and economically disadvantaged students, had to achieve a commended rate of 15%. Reading/ELA commended rates were 24% for all students, and 17% for economically disadvantaged students. Math commended rates were 19% for all students, and 14% for economically disadvantaged students. Richland Springs met all the criteria for a recognized district, except for one, the Math 15% commended rate for economically disadvantaged students.
This school year, students in ninth grade and below will begin STAAR tests, which include 12 end-of course exams. The state is again increasing rigor of test to promote college-ready graduates.
th show Richland Springs ISD overall received acceptable ratings on the 2010-11 TAKS test according to the Texas Education Agency.