Research, Assessment, and Accountability

Research, Assessment, and Accountability serves the district by:

  • Implementing the Texas State Assessment program (STAAR, STAAR Alt 2 and TELPAS)

  • Implementing Credit by Exam and Gifted and Talented assessments

  • Implementing a locally developed assessment program to evaluate individual student progress

  • Analyzing the results of state and local assessments

  • Creating customized data analysis reports based on campus and district needs

  • Coordinating district and campus planning processes

  • Overseeing internal and external research projects proposed to the district

  • Data analysis and program evaluation for continuous improvement

Director of Research, Assessment, & Accountability
Brian D. Moore

Coordinator for Student Achievement
Tara Wenglar 

Specialist for Student Assessment
Marlene Sine

Data Technician
Susie Ortiz

Department Clerk

Cristy Hanzelka-Johnston

Testing Information and Calendars

For state and local testing information (including LCISD testing calendars, information about Credit by Exams, PSAT, SAT and ACT information), click here.

Performance Reports and Legal Postings

State Accountability Reports

Campus and District Ratings / Distinction Designations:

In 2017, Lamar CISD was rated by the Texas Education Agency as having Met Standard as a district. Additionally, all traditional campuses were rated as Met Standard and recognized with a combined total of 76 Distinction Designations in one or more areas of academic excellence.

The following campuses received all eligible Distinction Designations in 2017:

- Hubenak Elementary
- Taylor Ray Elementary

Please Note: Campuses labeled as 'Not Rated' in the below reports are considered as special purpose campuses and do not have a rating assigned per state law.

List of 2017 Ratings and Distinction Designations
2017 District Accountability Summary          2017 Campus Accountability Summary Reports

All 2017 accountability reports from the Texas Education Agency can be found here.

Texas Consolidated School Rating Report (TCSR):

The TCSR is an overview of district and campus ratings, the district financial rating, and the Community and Student Engagement (CaSE) ratings resulting from the Campus Climate: Your Voice surveys. 

Access the TCSR Report from the TEA website

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 was considered Accredited in 2017-2018 with a Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST) rating of A (Superior).

View the Current Accreditation Report

Performance Reports and Improvement Plans

Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR):

Each November, the Texas Education Agency publishes the TAPR for an overview of performance by grade level and student group. The following reports were published in November 2017. 

View the 2016-2017 District Report View all 2016-2017 Campus Reports

In addition, the Texas Performance Reporting System provides detailed results at the school, district, region, and state levels, includes information previously unreleased in the Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR).

2017-2018 LCISD Improvement Plans:

Per Texas Education Code §11.252, the local Board of Trustees is responsible for ensuring that the District Improvement Plan and Campus Improvement Plans are developed, reviewed, and revised annually for the purpose of improving student performance. The Board is also responsible for ensuring that the District and Campus Plans support goals as defined in the Every Student Succeeds Act. The following plans were approved by the LCISD Board of Trustees in November 2017.

2017-2018 LCISD District Improvement Plan
View the Campus Improvement Plans on Individual Campus Webpages

2016-2017 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. The LCISD District Improvement Plan, School Accountability (TAPR) Reports, Discipline Data for Serious Incidents, and Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) Data pertaining to LCISD student performance in Texas colleges and universities are the major components of this report.

2017 Performance Report 2016-2017 Disciplinary Incident Report

Federal Accountability Reports

2017 State, District, and Campus Federal Report Cards:

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) 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. Reports can be found on each campus' web site or by clicking the button below.

Review the District Report HereReview Campus Reports Here

External Research

Each year, Lamar Consolidated ISD receives a number of requests to participate in research studies. While we are eager to participate in research that will enhance the development of our students and/or teachers, it is not feasible or desirable for Lamar Consolidated ISD to participate in every proposed research project. Thus, researchers are required to provide a Research Study Application for proposed research projects that fall within the district guidelines for conducting research.

The Research Study Application can be accessed by clicking the button below:

For assistance with the research application process, please call 832-223-0192. Completed forms must be submitted to