All campuses and the district earned the highest rating, Met Standard in the official 2014 State Accountability Ratings released by the Texas Education Agency.
“We are extremely pleased with our scores,” said Dan Troxell, Ph.D, Superintendent. “We are thrilled to see our students consistently scoring above the state in all subject areas.”
Kerrville ISD and Tivy High School earned all Distinction Designations possible on the 2014 STAAR state accountability testing. KISD is one of only 26 school districts in Texas to earn the Distinction Designation. Fewer than ten percent of all schools in Texas received every Distinction Designation for which they were eligible.
“Earning a distinction is not easy,” said Commissioner of Education Michael Williams. “Any school earning one or more distinctions should be recognized in their community for the outstanding work taking place on that campus.”
“We are absolutely thrilled and honored to earn these Distinctions,” said Dan Troxell, Superintendent. “I congratulate our students, staff, parents and community on this outstanding achievement.”
Kerrville ISD students who took the ACT exam scored higher than the state average on all areas tested. Scores earned indicate that more Kerrville ISD students were ready for College-Level Coursework than the state average in all content areas.
Of the students who tested, 78 percent scored high enough to be considered “college ready” in College English Composition, compared to 60 percent for the state average. In College Algebra, 67 percent of KISD students scored in the college ready group compared to a state score of 47 percent. In College Social Science, 49 percent of KISD students scored in the college ready group compared to only 42 percent statewide. In College Biology, 45 percent of KISD students scored in the college ready group compared to 36 percent statewide.