Final accountability ratings from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) were released today (August 1, 2007) and Coppell ISD has retained its "Recognized" rating. Once again, the TEA has moved the accountability ratings target for a "Recognized" rating (previously 70%) to 75%. Nine of the ten elementary campuses were "Exemplary" including Mockingbird Elementary which improved from "Recognized" the previous year and Austin Elementary again earned the rating of "Recognized." Two of the three middle schools, CMS-East and CMS-North, retained their "Exemplary" ratings and CMS-West is again a "Recognized" campus. Coppell High School just missed the new mark by one percentage point in one subject area (Mathematics) in one student group.
According to Superintendent Dr. Jeff Turner, "Across the board, we are excited about the job our teachers and students did on our TAKS scores. Our Commended scores were higher than ever before and we are continuing to make great gains that have kept our scores very competitive with the top school districts in the area. Since the preliminary data came out this past spring, we have been aggressively assessing the data and planning teaching strategies that will focus our instructional efforts. We will not rest until all students are successful."
Visit the TEA website for a complete listing of all accountability data at www.tea.state.tx.us.