“While I am proud to see the hard work of our students, teachers, and principals recognized, we will continue our focus on engaging students in relevant learning and authentic assessment,” Superintendent Keith McBurnett said.
Overall, the District earned a “B” in the Student Achievement domain, which indicates high levels of achievement on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR), high rates of college and career readiness, and high graduation rates. The District also earned a “B” in the School Progress domain, based on the STAAR performance of BCISD students compared to other districts of similar socioeconomics. The District earned a “C” in the Closing the Gaps domain, which examines success across race/ethnicity, economically disadvantaged, special education, English learner, and continuous or non-continuous enrollment student groups.
Even though state standardized testing is not the primary gauge for student, campus, or district success in Burnet CISD, it is how students are measured by the state. For elementary and middle schools, the ratings in each area are mostly based on STAAR assessment results and year-to-year STAAR progress; although the Closing the Gaps domain also includes a measure of progress in English proficiency among students who are learning English. High schools and district ratings are based on these measures plus college, career and military readiness rates, graduation or dropout rates.
Individual campus ratings:
• Burnet High School: B
• Quest High School: A
• Burnet Middle School: D
• Bertram Elementary: B
• RJ Richey Elementary: C
• Shady Grove Elementary: C (shares RJ Richey’s rating due to PK-2 gradespan served)
To support all campuses in addressing student achievement, the District has hired an instructional coach at each campus to help teachers align their planning and reach their own goals for their classroom, and two additional instructional partners to support teachers and students.
“Success is not measured by one test in Burnet CISD. Even with the improvements we have seen in student performance, there is still work to be done to ensure every student continues to grow in preparation for their unique future,” said McBurnett.