MISD named District of the Year for work with Bilingual students

MISD named District of the Year for work with Bilingual students
Award based on improved English among bilingual students
November 3, 2021 — Midland ISD has been recognized as “District of the Year” for progress shown among emergent bilingual students (English learners). The distinction was awarded by Summit K12, an online, standards-based supplemental curriculum provider that helps close achievement gaps and ensure linguistic and academic growth for all students.
The Summit K12 award highlights school districts that demonstrated the greatest gains on the 2021 Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) composite scores. Finalists were selected from top performing, state-wide Summit K12 partners, including 300 districts. 
Midland ISD increased its English Language Proficiency score from 37% to 54% from 2019 to 2021. MISD students were already surpassing the English Language Proficiency target score of 36%. Emergent bilingual students must show annual gains in their English language proficiency skills as measured by TELPAS.
“It is truly an honor to be recognized as ‘District of the Year’ by Summit K12,” said Lety Amalla, Executive Director of Student Programs. “This award affirms the commitment we have made to support emergent bilingual students across our district, and the gains our students have made is a testament to the investment our teachers and partners have made to education.”
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