• PfISD A & A

    State Accountability Performance Standards & Ratings  

    The 2020 rating label that is issued to all districts and campuses is Not Rated:  Declared State of Disaster. 
    Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster indicates that due to extraordinary public health and safety circumstances, the closure of schools during the state’s testing window inhibited the ability of the state to accurately measure district and campus performance.
    The 2019 campus and district ratings are based on a system that uses various indicators to provide greater detail on the performance of a district or charter and individual campuses throughout the state. The overall design of the accountability system evaluates the performance according to three domains:
    • Student Achievement Domain evaluates performance across all subjects for all students on STAAR assessments, College, Career, and Military Readiness (CCMR) indicators, and graduation rates.
    • School Progress Domain measures district and campus outcomes in two areas:
      • Academic Growth - the number of students that grew at least one year academically (or are on track) as measured by STAAR results and
      • Relative Performance - the achievement of all students relative to districts or campuses with similar economically disadvantaged percentages.
    • Closing the Gaps Domain uses disaggregated data to demonstrate differentials among racial/ethnic groups, socioeconomic backgrounds and other factors. The indicators included in this domain, as well as the domain’s construction, align the state accountability system with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

    The three domains will be combined to calculate an overall rating.

    Three Domains

    Rating Labels

    • A letter grade is ssigned for overall performance and for performance in each domain to districts and campuses.

    A = Exemplary Performance

    B = Recognized Performance

    C = Acceptable Performance

    D = In Need of Improvement

    F = Unacceptable Performance

    2019 State Accountability Ratings for PfISD and Campuses

    Pflugerville ISD received an overall letter grade rating of "B, Recognized Performance." 

    2019 State Accountability Distinction Designations
    Districts and campuses must be rated A, B, C, or D overall to be eligible for distinctions. Destinction D esignations are awarded in the following areas:
    • Academic Achievement in English Language Arts/Reading (campus only)
    • Academic Achievement in Mathematics (campus only)
    • Academic Achievement in Science (campus only)
    • Academic Achievement in Social Studies (secondary campuses only)
    • Top 25 Percent: Comparative Academic Growth (campus only)
    • Top 25 Percent: Comparative Closing the Gaps (campus only)
    • Postsecondary Readiness (district and campus)
    In 2019, 14 PfISD campuses earned 38 distinctions.
     Reading/ELA  Math  Science  Social Studies Academic Growth  Closing Performance Gaps
    Post Secondary Readiness
    Pflugerville HS    
    John B. Connally HS        
    Hendrickson HS          
    Weiss HS          
    Cele MS              
    Dessau MS            
    Park Crest MS      
    Murchison ES            
    Pflugerville ES          
    Parmer Lane ES        
    River Oaks ES            
    Rowe Lane ES          
    Wieland ES            
    Windermere ES      

    Other Information

    Governor Abbott has waived the 2020-2021 requirements for students in 5th & 8th grades to pass the reading and math STAAR assessments to be promoted to the next grade level.  Students enrolled in grades 5 and 8 are still required to take the the appropriate grade level STAAR assessments even though passing scores will not be required for promotion.

    Typically, the Student Success Initiative (SSI) grade advancement requirements apply to enrolled grades 5 and 8 students who take the STAAR reading and mathematics assessments at grades 5 and 8. It was enacted by the 76th Texas Legislature in 1999 and modified by the 81st Texas Legislature in 2009.  As specified by these requirements, a student may advance to the next grade level only by passing these assessments or by unanimous decision of his or her grade placement committee that the student is likely to perform at grade level after additional instruction.  Parents are encouraged to actively monitor their student’s progress by communicating regularly with the school.