Dime Box ISD Achieves Recognized Rating and Meets AYP
The Texas Education Agency announced that Dime Box ISD has been rated a Recognized school district for the 2009-2010 school year. The ratings are based on student performance on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS), dropout rates, and high school completion rates.
All students in grades 3–11 participate in TAKS testing. Assessments include the core areas of reading/English language arts, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies. The state evaluates test results for the following student groups: All Students, African American, Hispanic, White, and Economically Disadvantaged.
Dime Box ISD also met Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) required by the federal evaluation system. The federal AYP evaluations are based on passing and participation rates on state mathematics and reading/ English language arts tests for grades 3-8 and 10, graduation rates, and attendance rates. In addition to the student groups evaluated at the state level, the federal system evaluates the performance of special education students, applying stringent requirements for testing special education students with gradelevel assessments.
Moreover, Dime Box ISD achieved a Superior Achievement rating on the FIRST (Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas) Report which measures how well a district is managing its funds.
“These ratings are a testament to the dedication and hard work of our administration, teachers, staff, and students, along with the support of our school board and parents. Our scores indicate improved achievement across the district in all tested areas and with all student groups. Our teachers are to be commended for setting high expectations for all students and working to ensure that those expectations are met,” said Donnie Reagan, Dime Box ISD Superintendent.