District earns top grade in new state accountability system
ROUND ROCK, Texas – The Round Rock Chamber today commended Round Rock Independent School District (RRISD) for garnering an overall “A” rating within the new Texas accountability system. RRISD was one of only six districts in the state with a student population over 40,000 to earn the top rating.
“These exemplary academic results indicate that RRISD is following through on their commitment to be a world-class school district,” said Mike Odom, the chamber’s president and CEO. “It is obvious that they are focused on ensuring a top-flight education for every single child in our community. We applaud and thank them for this outstanding achievement.”
This is the first year that the new “A-F” accountability system has produced district ratings. According to the Texas Education Agency (TEA), which oversees the accumulation of the data and issuance of the grades, district ratings are calculated using the school’s score in three areas: student achievement; school progress; and closing the gaps. To help parents, educators, and community members understand the “A-F” system, TEA has established a new website, TXschools.org.
This news comes on the heels of similar tremendous results. The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce recently announced that the RRISD Class of 2018 had a college readiness score of 72 percent, which was the highest in the Central Texas area.
About the Round Rock Chamber
The Round Rock Chamber is the economic generator for its thriving community. Honored with the 2018 Chamber of the Year Award by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives for its work in the Eight Pillars of Economic Generation and for its operational excellence, the chamber is the catalyst for building prosperity in Round Rock. The chamber initiates programs that create a dynamic business climate and improved quality of life through innovative community partnerships and invested business leaders.