• Graham High School earned distinction in three of the seven possible categories of distinction: academic achievement in mathematics, top 25 percent closing performance gaps and postsecondary readiness. (Leader file photo)

GISD goes above and beyond in state accountability scores

Graham ISD schools and the district itself exceeded targets to earn passing grades, including some special distinctions, from the state’s accountability system.

“Most of the district and at each campus, we are given ratings as to whether we met standard or did not meet standard,” GISD Curriculum Director Gary Browning said. “We met standard in all areas in all campuses and we are glad about that, but also they provide distinctions in certain areas where you have better performance or higher performance and we had five distinctions this year in the district so we were proud of that.”

Scores for more than 1,200 school districts and charters, as well as more than 8,700 campuses statewide, were announced Tuesday by the Texas Education Agency.

About 95 percent of school districts and charters across Texas have achieved the rating of “Met Standard.” Districts, campuses, and charters receive one of three ratings under the accountability system: Met Standard, Met Alternative Standard, or Improvement Required.

“It was a great job by those teachers and outstanding hard work this last year. We still have a long way to go in a lot of areas, but we will keep working towards improvement,” Browning said.

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