TEA School Report Card reports help parents understand student achievement
The Texas Education (TEA) Agency has released the 2020-21 School Report Card for every campus in the El Paso Independent School District outlining important accountability information such as testing results, attendance rates and expenditures.
Traditionally, the state uses the report to assign schools a letter grade. However, due to the pandemic, the TEA this year declared a state of emergency and no ratings were assigned to schools or school districts.
Campus report cards show student achievement in the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Standards (STAAR) for the 2019-20 school year, when in-person instruction was interrupted by the COVID pandemic and schools throughout the state shifted to virtual learning.
Despite the challenges, EPISD students saw steady performance in the English Language Arts portion of the STAAR. The District also saw state-leading student achievement in college, career or military readiness outcomes graduation rates.
“The last two years have been difficult for our students and teachers, who continue to show a deep determination and commitment to learning in spite of all the roadblocks before them,” said Superintendent Diana Sayavedra. “The School Report Cards allow us to not just celebrate the successes of campuses. They also let us identify areas of concern that require our attention and time.”
The District saw a sharp decline in student participation in STAAR testing during virtual learning, which led to lower-than-expected student performance in some tested subject areas. Schools are addressing these issues with the return of in-person instruction and the implementation of learning-loss recovery programs at all grade levels.
Parents can view a digital copy of the 2020-21 School Report Card for their child’s school by visiting the EPISD Analytics, Strategy, Assessment and PEIMS webpage and clicking the School Report Card link here.