State Academic Accountability
The state accountability system assigns ratings to every campus and district in the Texas public education system each year. Generally, campuses and
districts earn ratings by having performance that meets absolute standards or by demonstrating sufficient improvement toward the standard. In addition to evaluating performance for all students, the performance of individual groups of students is held to the rating criteria. The student groups are defined to be the major ethnic and racial groups as well as students designated as economically disadvantaged. All of the evaluated groups must meet the criteria for a given rating category in order to earn that label.
Indicators for State Accountability
The indicators for state accountability are based on the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) results.
The 2013 accountability system is built on a performance index framework, for which there are four indicators.
- Index one: Student achievement
- Index two: Student progress
- Index three: Closing performance gaps
- Index four: Postsecondary readiness
For more information about the index system, visit the TEA website.
Campus and District Rating Labels:
Campuses and districts have either Met Standard or are labeled as Improvement Required.
Rockwall ISD 2015 District Rating – Met Standard
Rockwall ISD Met Standard for the 2014-2015 Academic Year.
Every campus in Rockwall ISD also Met Standard. In addition four campuses received Academic Distinctions.
- Reinhardt Elementary: Academic Achievement in Reading, Academic Achievement in Science, Top 25 Percent Student Progress, Top 25 Percent Closing Performance Gaps, and Postsecondary Readiness.
- Dobbs Elementary: Academic Achievement in Science and Top 25 Percent Closing Performance Gap.
- Cain Middle School: Academic Achievement in Math, Academic Achievement in Science and Academic Achievement in Social Studies.
- Rockwall Heath High School: Academic Achievement in Science and Academic Achievement in Social Studies.
State of Texas School Report Card
The Texas Legislature requires districts to provide a copy of the State of Texas School Report Card for every school to the parents of every child enrolled in a Texas public school. This report provides information concerning student performance on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR), as well as information on student enrollment, class size averages, and financial expenditures. State law requires that the school report card display information about the state, the district, and the school. Where possible, the information must be reported by race/ethnicity and socio-economic status of the students and must include at least two years of results. The report for each school may or may not have all the information described, because the information presented depends on whether the school is an elementary, middle, or high school.
The School Report Cards can be found online at:
The information contained in the School Report Card is briefly described in this link:
Please contact your child’s principal if you have any questions concerning this report card.
Texas Academic Performance Report
Texas Education Code §61.1021 requires each local Board of Trustees to publish and communicate an annual report that includes campus performance objectives and incidents of prohibited behavior as well as prevention and safety policies. The intent of this report is to inform the public about the educational performance of the district and of each campus in the district in relation to the state. The report presents the campus performance information as well as student, staff and financial information required by the state.
Community and Student Engagement
State law requires school districts to use criteria developed by the District to evaluate community and student engagement as well as compliance with statutory and policy requirements. The District then assigns a rating of exemplary, recognized, acceptable or unacceptable to each of its campuses and to the District overall. In summary, the district must rate itself and each of its campuses on criteria developed by the district.
For the 2014-2015 school year, Rockwall ISD assigned the district and each campus a rating of Exemplary.
Each campus and the district assigned the rating based on overall performance and evaluating each of the following factors:
- Fine arts
- Wellness and physical education
- Community and parental involvement
- 21st Century Workforce Development program
- Second language acquisition program
- Digital learning environment
- Dropout prevention strategies
- Educational programs for gifted and talented students
- Compliance with statutory reporting and policy requirements