The Texas Education Agency (TEA) released a required report of the “A-F” system to the Legislature. We agree with TEA Commissioner Mike Morath that the report is not indicative of the performance of our schools and the ratings should not be considered as predictors of future performance; however, we know labels tend to stick. The “A-F” system creates a false impression about an entire neighborhood of children, their teachers and schools, further undermining the work being done to provide a quality education and promising future for our children.
The “A-F” system has been applied in North Carolina, Oklahoma and Florida. Most alarming in those states is the lack of relationship between how students of poverty are actually progressing and the grades assigned to their schools.
Lubbock ISD will continue to serve Every Child, Every Day to help students reach their highest academic potential.