Academic Performance/Accountability Ratings for RYSS

  • In the State of Texas’ accountability system, school districts and campuses are rated as either “Met Standard” or “Improvement Required.” For the second consecutive year, the Raul Yzaguirre School for Success and all four of its campuses are rated as “Met Standard.” Even as standards are being raised and the state’s testing program becomes more rigorous, RYSS has raised expectations for students and teacher performance so that our students are well prepared for future academic challenges.

     

    State Accountability Index Performance 

     

    RYSS met and surpassed the state target standards on all four State Accountability performance indexes:

     

    2017 RYSS Accountability Index Performance

     

    INDEX

     

     

    State Target

     

    RYSS Performance

    Index 1: Student Achievement

    60

    76

    Index 2: Student Progress

    22

    38

    Index 3: Closing the Achievement Gap

    28

    46

    Index 4: Postsecondary Readiness

    60

    71

     

    Academic Performance  During the 2016-2017 academic school year, the Raul Yzaguirre School for Success charter district improved academically from the previous year in four of the five tested areas as shown in the table below. Passing rates in math, writing, science and social studies improved, ranging from 15% to 1%. Reading scores declined by 2%, from 74% passing in 2015 to 72% passing in 2016. Science passing rates improved the most from 61% passing in 2015 to 81% passing in 2016.

     

    The largest and the most significant improvement occurred at the Recommended Performance Level II standard and the Advanced Academic Performance Level III standard as measured by the STAAR testing program. Academic performance standards represent the degree to which students are learning the content and skills that the state requires to be taught. 

     

    Performance in the Final Recommended Level II category indicates that RYSS students are sufficiently prepared for the next grade or course. They generally demonstrate the ability to think critically and apply the assessed knowledge and skills in familiar contexts. Students in this category have a reasonable likelihood of success in the next grade or course. 

     

    More importantly, the data show that RYSS is providing students with instructional opportunities to reach the Advanced Academic Performance Level III. Performance in this category indicates that students are well prepared for the next grade or course. They demonstrate the ability to think critically and apply the assessed knowledge and skills in varied contexts, both familiar and unfamiliar. Students in this category have a high likelihood of success in the next grade or course with little or no academic intervention.  When compared to last year’s results, the percentage of students meeting the higher standards of Recommended and Advanced increased for all subjects tested. The tables below present the improvement of RYSS students passing at the higher standards.

     

    Academic Achievement Distinction Designations

    Campuses that are assigned an accountability rating of “Met Standard” are eligible for the state’s academic achievement distinction designations. Academic distinction designations are awarded to campuses based on achievement in several performance indicators compared to a group of 40 campuses in the state of similar type, size, and student demographics. This year, three of the four RYSS campuses earned distinction designations.  Of particular note is the Brownsville K-8 campus that joined an elite group of 467 schools throughout Texas that earned all possible distinctions. 

     

    RYSS campuses earned distinctions in the following areas: 

     

    2016-2017 Academic Achievement Distinction Designations

    Brownsville K-8:                   

    Distinction Designations:     ELA/Reading

                                                    Mathematics         

                                                    Science

                                                    Student Progress – top 25%

                                                    Closing the Achievement Gap- top 25%

                                                    Postsecondary Readiness   

              System Safeguards:    Performance Rates       19 out of 19          =       100%

                                                    Participation Rates        8 out of 8             =       100%

    Graduation Rates                                                 N/A

    Total:                                             27 out of 27 = 100%

     

    T-STEM/EC MS 6-8:              

    Distinction Designations:     Science

                                                    Social Studies

              System Safeguards:    Performance Rates       14 out of 19          =       74%

                                                    Participation Rates        8 out of 8             =       100%

    Graduation Rates                                                 N/A

    Total:                                             22 out of 27 = 81%

     

    T-STEM/EC HS 9 -12:           

    Distinction Designations:     Mathematics

                                                    Science

                                                    Closing the Performance Gap top 25%

              System Safeguards:    Performance Rates       13 out of 15          =       87%

                                                    Participation Rates        9 out of 9             =       100%

    Graduation Rates           3 out of 3              =       100%

    Total:                                             25 out of 27 = 93%

     

    ELITE STEM PRIMARY K-5:           

    System Safeguards:      Performance Rates       15 out of 16          =       94%

                                                    Participation Rates        8 out of 8             =       100%

    Graduation Rates                                                 N/A

    Total:                                             23 out of 24 = 96%

     

    ACCREDITATION REPORT

     

     

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