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TEA Rule Stipulation Moves MISD from A to B on Accountability Reports, All Three MISD High Schools Earn A’s

Press Release|
Shane Mauldin|
Monday, August 15, 2022

McKinney, Texas – On Monday, August 15, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) released its accountability ratings for Texas schools and districts based on the results of the 2021–2022 STAAR tests, marking a return to the A-F grading system that the state placed on pause for two years in response to the pandemic.

Despite the fact that McKinney ISD’s overall score of 92 exceeded the mark to receive an A rating, a TEA rule stipulation related to campus domain scores capped the district’s results at a maximum of 89, resulting in a B rating for MISD.

MISD 2021–2022 STAAR Results Before TEA Score Adjustment

  • Student Achievement Rating: A (92 out of 100)
  • School Progress Rating: B (87 out of 100)
  • Closing the Gaps Rating: A (91 out of 100)
  • Overall Grade and Score: A (92 out of 100)

MISD 2021–2022 STAAR Results After TEA Score Adjustment

  • Student Achievement Rating: B (89 out of 100)
  • School Progress Rating: B (87 out of 100)
  • Closing the Gaps Rating: B (89 out of 100)
  • Overall Grade and Score: B (89 out of 100)

Parents can click here for information on MISD’s district and campus ratings.

Among the district’s successes, all three MISD high schools—McKinney Boyd High School, McKinney High School and McKinney North High School—earned A’s for their performance on the annual state assessment.

MISD Chief Accountability Officer Geoff Sanderson added that when comparing scores from 2021 to 2022, MISD STAAR passing rates improved on every test in grades 3-8. “Of particular note, reading rates are higher now than before the pandemic,” Sanderson said. He added that MISD outpaced the region and state by double digits on both STAAR and End-of-Course Exams. Combined, MISD schools earned recognition for areas of distinction 34 times from TEA.

McKinney ISD Superintendent Dr. Rick McDaniel had high praise for the work that MISD teachers, staff and students have done coming out of the challenges of the pandemic years.

“McKinney ISD has a lot to be proud of in terms of our most recent STAAR scores,” said McDaniel. “Our three high schools were all rated an A and continue to be examples of the resiliency and hard work of our teachers, staff and students. Given the events of the last couple of years, all of our MISD teachers and support staff have dug deep to hold things together and move our academic performance forward across the district. I am particularly proud of the movement of some of our Title I campuses and the improvements they made in specific, targeted areas—especially in the area of reading.”

Over the past year, MISD implemented targeted initiatives to strengthen specific academic areas. Those interventions included:

  • 30 minutes of targeted skill instruction during the school day
  • focus on high frequency TEKS and essential standards
  • small group instruction
  • higher-level questioning for discussion and writing
  • HB4545 interventions throughout the year to strengthen specific academic skills
  • curriculum resources that mirror STAAR-level rigor on specific skills

“We will continue to evaluate our efforts moving forward,” McDaniel said, “and make plans to continue addressing areas of need. At the same time, we will maintain the high level of performance seen on so many of our campuses. In light of all that our district has been through, I am proud of the efforts of our faculty and staff and look forward to continued improvement throughout the year.”

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