Five of the nine Port Neches-Groves Independent
School District's schools received the top two ratings of Exemplary
or Recognized from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) on the state's
more demanding accountability system. Statewide, 37.9% of all schools
and 19.9% of the school districts earned one of the top two ratings.
PN-GISD was rated Acceptable.
This is the fifth year of the state's revised accountability
system based on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS)
tests. TAKS scores are among the possible 36 performance measures
used in determining school and district ratings.
Base indicators for determining the accountability ratings are:
- TAKS percentage meeting standard
(Exemplary, 90 percent of
all students and each student group must meet the standards in
each tested subject; for Recognized, 75 percent; and for Academically
Acceptable, 65 percent must meet passing standards for reading/ELA,
writing, and social studies; 45 percent in math; and 40 percent
- State Developed Alternative Assessment (SDAA) II percentage of special education students meeting Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee expectations
(For Exemplary, 90 percent met ARD expectations; for Recognized, 70 percent met ARD expectations; and for Academically Acceptable, 50 percent met ARD expectations.)
- Completion Rates for grades 9-12
(For Exemplary, 95 percent of all students and each student group must meet the completion rate standard; for recognized, 85 percent completion rate standard; for Academically Acceptable, 75 percent completion rate standard.)
- Annual Dropout Rate (Grades 7-8 only)
(All students and each student group must meet 0.2 percent dropout rate standard for Exemplary; 0.7 percent dropout rate standard for Recognized; and for Academically Acceptable, 1.0 percent dropout rate standard.)
here for additional requirements for each rating category.
Within PN-GISD, four schools were rated Exemplary--Van
Buren Elementary, Ridgewood Elementary, Taft Elementary, and Woodcrest
Elementary. One campus was recognized--Groves Elementary. Four campuses
were Academically Acceptable--Port Neches Elementary, Port Neches
Middle School, Groves Middle School, and Port Neches-Groves High
School. To see all the district and school accountability ratings
you can visit the TEA website www.tea.state.tx.us