State and Federal Accountability
The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) were not administered for the 2019–2020 school year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. TEA submitted a federal assessment and accountability waiver on March 24, 2020, and issued labels indicating Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster for 2020 to recognize that the closure of schools during the state’s testing window inhibited the ability of the state to accurately measure district and campus performance.
Georgetown ISD's 2020 State Accountability Rating: Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster
GISD shares information about the district and individual campuses as primarily measured by student performance on STAAR, through multiple reports as required by law. The following reports are utilized across the state of Texas to communicate this performance:
- 2018-2019 State of Texas School Report Card – Texas Legislature prepared by Texas Education Agency
- 2018-2019 Texas Academic Performance Report - Texas Legislature prepared by Texas Education Agency
- 2018-2019 Federal Report Card – Federal Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA)
While each of these 3 reports have unique features, the reports provide similar 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.
The information presented in each report depends on whether the school is an elementary, middle, or high school. Information about the state, the district, and the school are displayed as well as reporting by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status of the students with at least two years of results where possible.
GISD Annual Report
Each year, a wide range of performance information is combined to provide an Annual Report in a format specified by TEA. The Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR) for the district and each campus are the primary components of the Annual Report. The report also includes the PEIMS Financial Standard Reports, campus performance objectives, a report of violent or criminal incidents, and information received from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) for each high school campus. This report is presented annually at a public hearing.