Forney ISD Schools Receive Distinction Honors from the Texas Education Agency

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) recently released information from the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, (STAAR) test results as well as campus and district distinctions for the 2015-2016 school year.

Forney ISD received a Met Standards rating for the school year and several campuses received honor distinctions as well.

The TEA provides two ratings for schools and districts based on the STAAR test results; Met Standards or Improvement Required. Every campus in Forney ISD as well as the District earned a Met Standards rating for the 2015-2016 school year.

In addition to the overall ratings, schools can earn a number of distinctions based on the results of the STAAR test. For 2016, distinction designations are awarded in the following areas:

• Academic Achievement in English Language Arts/Reading (campus only)

• Academic Achievement in Mathematics(campus only)

• Academic Achievement in Science (campus only)

• Academic Achievement in Social Studies (campus only)

• Top 25 Percent: Student Progress (campus only)

• Top 25 Percent: Closing Performance Gaps (campus only)

• Postsecondary Readiness (district and campus)

A campus earns a distinction designation if it is in the top quartile (Q1) of its comparison group for at least 33 percent (for high schools and K–12 campuses) or 50 percent (for elementary and middle schools) of the indicators used to award the distinction.

Several schools in Forney ISD earned distinctions including Warren Middle School which earned a total of three distinctions.

Warren Middle School earned an Academic Achievement in Science, an Academic Achievement in Social Studies and a Top 25 Percent in Closing Performance Gap.

Five schools in Forney ISD earned a distinction in Top 25 Percent in Student Progress. Those schools included Forney High School, North Forney High School, Claybon Elementary School, Criswell Elementary School and Smith Elementary School.

For more information about the Forney Independent School District, contact Larry Coker, Director of Communications at larry.coker@edu.forneyisd.net or by phone at 972-564-4055.

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