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Students and Teachers Hard Work Earn GISD a “Recognized” Rating
In the last full year of TAKS testing, Georgetown ISD students and staff worked together to earn the District the second highest State rating available. As preliminary TAKS (Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills) data was shared with the Board of Trustees during their June 20th meeting, Deputy Superintendent Dr. Brenda Albright reported that Georgetown ISD is expected to receive a rating this year of “Recognized” by the Texas Education Agency.
The TAKS test evaluates a student’s knowledge of math, reading, writing, science, and social studies. Although TAKS scores are important, they are not the only criteria used by the State to determine a district’s rating. Under the State’s accountability system, attendance and high school completion rates play a big factor.
The District rated above the State in every testing category at every grade level. Comparing Georgetown ISD to other school districts in the Texas Education Agency’s Region 13 (60 school districts in 16 counties), the District ranked higher in all categories and grade levels except two. In those two categories, the District’s score was equal to the Region’s score. Additionally, the staff at Georgetown High School have worked conscientiously with students to accept the challenge to stay in school and meet high achievement goals. This diligence assisted the District in earning the rating of “Recognized”.
“I am very pleased with the performance of our students and our district results,” stated Superintendent Joe Dan Lee. “Our campus leadership, teachers, and staff have done an excellent job and we need to celebrate our recognized status.”
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For additional information please contact:
- Brad Domitrovich, Director of School and Community Relations
- (512) 943-1890 • DomitrovichB@georgetownisd.org
Posted: 6/21/2011 Department: School/Community Relations