It was a day I was always nervous about.
As a student, waiting to get my report card was one of the longest days ever. At least it felt that way. The anticipation of receiving it and having my parents review my progress was always tough to deal with.
I’m sure you parents can relate. Your child’s report card is an indicator of how they are performing in school.
In addition to your child’s report card, did you know Texas schools also have a report card?
Each year, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) produces school report cards for public schools in Texas (ISDs and charter schools). The school report card is created to give the public a snapshot on how each school is performing.
The most recent school report card was released on December 3, 2014. The information in the report card is for the 2013-14 school year.
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how you can access and review your child’s school report card.
Step 1: Visit http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/perfreport/src/2014/campus.srch.html. Below is a screenshot of the webpage you’ll see.
Step 2: Once you reach the webpage, you can choose which way you want to search for information. Choose ‘Campus Name.’ You can then enter your child’s school name in the search box. Once you enter the school name, click ‘Search.’ In the screenshot below, we are looking for Wood Elementary School‘s report card.
Step 3: Once you click ‘Search’, you will be able to choose a campus. Look for your child’s campus (many Texas schools have similar names, so look carefully). Once you choose a campus, click ‘View Report.’ After you click ‘View Report,’ the school’s report card will open in a new tab or window. It will be multiple pages. The first page will look like the screenshot below.
What Information Is In The Texas Education Agency School Report Card?
Several metrics and statistics are included in the TEA school report card. On the first page, you’ll find a graph titled ‘2014 Performance Index.’ TEA uses four performance indexes to determine how a school is performing:
- Student Achievement
- Student Progress
- Closing Performance Gaps
- Postsecondary Readiness
There are target scores for each index that the school must meet. The results of the target index scores determine which accountability rating each school receives. The four accountability ratings are:
- Met Standard
- Improvement Required
- Not Rated
- Met Alternative Standard
For more in-depth information about each rating, click here.
If the school received a ‘Met Standard’ rating, it is eligible for seven distinction designations. Those designations are:
- Academic Achievement in Reading/English Language Arts (ELA)
- Academic Achievement in Mathematics
- Academic Achievement in Science
- Academic Achievement in Social Studies
- Top 25%: Student Progress
- Top 25%: Closing Performance Gaps
- Postsecondary Readiness
The school report card also contains the following information:
- Class Size
- School Financial Information
- Breakdown of State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STARR) Results
If you have additional questions or need more information about the Texas Education Agency school report cards, click here.