Campuses that receive an accountability rating of Met Standard are also eligible for distinction designations. Distinction designations are awarded to campuses based on achievement in performance indicators relative to a group of 40 campuses throughout the state of similar type, size and student demographics. All distinction designations for a campus are based on performance that is in the top 25% of its unique comparison group of 40 campuses. Overall, 131 different distinction designations were earned by FISD campuses in 2016.
Distinction designations can be earned by campuses for:
Academic Achievement in Reading/English Language Arts; (elementary, middle and high school)
Academic Achievement in Mathematics; (middle and high school, based upon Algebra only)
Academic Achievement in Science; (elementary, middle and high school)
Academic Achievement in Social Studies; (middle and high school)
Top 25 Percent: Student Progress; (elementary, middle and high school)
Top 25 Percent: Closing Performance Gaps; and (elementary, middle and high school)
Postsecondary Readiness (district, elementary, middle and high school)
No, it is important to note that distinction designations cannot be used to compare Frisco ISD campuses to each other. Each campus has its own unique comparison group comprised of campuses from around the state. The group may or may not include other FISD campuses, so an FISD campus with six distinction designations or “gold stars” may be in an entirely different comparison group than an FISD campus with no stars.
Districts that receive an accountability rating of Met Standard are also eligible for one distinction designation, Postsecondary Readiness. A distinction designation is awarded to a district if 70% or higher of all district campuses are in the top quartile (25%) of their unique comparison groups.
Community and Student Engagement Accountability System
House Bill 5 (HB 5) of the 83rd Texas Legislature Regular Session added Section 39.0545 to the Texas Education Code (TEC). TEC § 39.0545 requires all districts to evaluate the district’s performance and the performance of each campus in regard to community and student engagement. Districts must assign one of four performance ratings – Exemplary, Recognized, Acceptable or Unacceptable – to the district and each campus for overall performance, including the following categories: fine arts, wellness and physical education, community and parental involvement, 21st century workforce development program, 2nd language acquisition program, digital learning environment, dropout prevention strategies and educational programs for gifted and talented students, as well as evaluate the District's compliance with statutory reporting and policy requirements.
It is required that the criteria used to assign ratings be developed by a local committee. PEIMS data, District/campus data, and parent survey results were just a few of the items used to evaluate each campus on multiple indicators among the nine different reporting categories. FISD will continue to evaluate the tool in regards to the appropriateness of each indicator, relevance of the data, methods used to collect and compile data, and will review strategies to make the tool more meaningful for campuses and the District as a whole. FISD anticipates integrating the CSEAS into the District Action Plan to assist in future planning and improvement efforts.
Click here to view the 2015-16 ratings for FISD and all of its rated campuses.
Texas Academic Performance Report
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. View the 2015-2016 District Report or view the report for each campus.
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. View the comprehensive report.
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.