State and Federal Ratings



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    The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) became law on December 10, 2015, replacing the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act.  ESSA includes provisions that help ensure success for students and schools. NCLB put measures in-place that exposed achievement gaps among traditionally underserved students.  The focus on accountability has been critical in ensuring a quality education for all children.  ESSA granted flexibility to states regarding specific requirements in exchange for rigorous and comprehensive state-developed plans designed to close achievement gaps, increase equity, improve instruction, and increase outcomes for all students. 

    ESSA requires the state to provide interventions to improve identified low-performing schools.  To align identification of schools for improvement with the state's accountability sytem, the Texas Education (TEA) utilizes the Closing the Gaps domain performance to identify comprehensive, targeted, and additional target support and improvement schools.  Campuses are evaluated annually for identification.

    Comprehensive Support and Improvement
    TEA ranks the scaled Domain 3 score for all campuses and the lowest five percent of campuses that receive Title I, Part A funds are identified for comprehensive support and improvement.  Additionally if any Title I or non-Title I campus does not attain at least a 67 percent four-year federal graduation rate for the All Students group, the campus is identified for comprehensive support and improvement.

    Targeted Support and Improvement Identification
    TEA also identifies campuses that have consistently underperforming student groups.  A student group that misses the targets in at least the same three indicators, for three consecutive years, is considered "consistently underperforming".  Any campus not identified for comprehensive support and improvement that has a least one consistently underperforming student group is identified for targeted support and improvement.

    Additional Targeted Support Identification
    Any campus that is not identified for comprehensive or targeted support and improvement is identified for additional targeted support if an individual student group's percentage of evaluated indicators met is at or below the percentage used to identify that campus type for comprehensive support and improvement.

    Lubbock ISD campuses that have been identified for comprehensive, targeted, or additional targeted support will address identified concerns.