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Research and Accountability
The Research and Accountability Department is responsible for:
- Implementing the Texas state student assessment program (STAAR).
- Assisting with the implementation of Credit by Exam and Gifted and Talented assessments.
- Scheduling and planning locally developed assessments that will help evaluate student progress on state tests.
- Analyzing the results of state and local assessments to interpret their impact for state and federal accountability systems.
- Creating customized data analysis reports based on campus and district needs.
- Assisting administrators and counselors in planning successful academic programs that will facilitate sustainable student success.
- Evaluation of district and campus planning for high-quality, effective, and sustainable instructional programs that increase academic performance for all students.
- Working with campuses and departments to ensure state and federal compliance within the district's core academic program.
The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR™) is replacing the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS), which is the criterion-referenced assessment program that has been in place since 2003. STAAR™ includes the 15 end-of-course (EOC) assessments mandated by SB 1031 in 2007 and the new grade 3–8 assessments mandated by HB 3 in 2009. The new tests were implemented in the 2011–2012 school year.
The information below contains a message from our Superintendent, Dr. Thomas Randle, on the STAAR testing program.
Information on STAAR/STAAR-EOC Results:
2012-2013 Local Assessment Calendars:
State Accountability -- Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS):
In 2011, Lamar CISD was rated a Texas Education Agency Recognized district. For the final list of LCISD campus ratings and Gold Performance Acknowledgements, click here.
Although state ratings were not issued for Texas public schools in 2012, AEIS reports with 10th Grade and Exit Level TAKS results, student enrollment, and financial data were released by the Texas Education Agency. The district report can be downloaded here. Campus reports can be downloaded here.
PLEASE NOTE: STAAR results are not a component of the 2012 AEIS Reports.
Federal Accountability -- Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP):
For 2012 Lamar CISD Meets Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) as defined by the Texas workbook agreement with the U.S. Department of Education under the guidelines of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA -- popularly known as No Child Left Behind or NCLB).
For a list of specific campuses and Title I staging information, click here. For a complete list of the status of all districts and campuses in Texas, click here.
Click on the link below for specific district and campus data tables:
School Choice Information
Per ESEA/NCLB, parents that have children attending schools that have been staged for missing the same AYP indicator two or more years in a row are afforded school choice. The following LCISD campuses have been staged:
Beasley Elementary School -- Stage 1
Navarro Middle School -- Stage 1
Lamar Junior High School -- Stage 1
B.F. Terry High School -- Stage 1
2012 State and District NCLB Report Cards:
Section 1111(h)(2) of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) requires each local education agency (LEA) that receives Title I, Part A funding to disseminate specific LEA- and campus-level data to 1) all LEA campuses, 2) parents of all enrolled students, and 3) to make the information widely available through public means such as posting on the internet, distribution to the media, or distribution through public agencies.
To meet this requirement the Texas Education Agency (TEA) provides these statistics at the state level and for each district or campus that is required. For the state NCLB Report Card, click here:
For the LCISD District NCLB Report Card, click here.
For individual campus NCLB report cards, reference our website at:
Lamar CISD Accreditation Status
Per House Bill 1 of the 79th Texas Legislature, all Texas school districts are additionally rated based on their performance under the state academic accountability and financial rating systems. Districts that meet or exceed the expectations for student and financial performance as defined by the commissioner, are considered as being ‘Accredited’. Districts that fail to meet these one or both of these expectations would be considered as ‘Accredited-Warned’ or ‘Accredited-Probation’, per Texas Education Code 39.051 and 39.052.
Currently Lamar CISD meets and exceeds these academic and financial requirements and is considered Accredited with a 2012 Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST) rating of Superior Achievement. The current district accreditation report can be viewed by clicking here.
2012 LCISD District Accountability Performance Report
Texas Education Code §39.306 requires that the Board of Trustees of each district publish an annual report describing the educational performance of the district. This report includes: district and campus performance objectives, the district’s AEIS report, special education compliance status, a report of violent and criminal incidents occurring on each identified campus, as well as the procedures and policies the district is using to protect students. Below (the LCISD District Improvement Plan, School Accountability (AEIS) Reports, and the Campus Safety Report) are the components of this report. For the entire report, click here.
District Improvement Plan and Comprehensive Needs Assessment (DIP/CNA)
School Accountability Reports (AEIS)
Accountability reports contain detailed information about schools in the Lamar Consolidated Independent School District. Annual reports are prepared in compliance with the federal and state regulations. Accountability reports are used by teachers and administrators as they develop academic plans to increase achievement of all students.
Current and prior year AEIS reports are available for viewing on this website:
Campus Discipline Report
The campus discipline report summarizes serious disciplinary incidents reported to the State of Texas through the Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) over the last three years.
The 2012 Campus Discipline Report is available by clicking here.
Director of Research & Accountability
Coordinator for Student Achievement & Data Interpretation
- Karen Walleck
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