MISD addresses delayed release of TEA Ratings

MISD addresses delayed release of TEA Ratings

Judge rules lawsuit can move forward, ratings on hold

 

October 27, 2023 — Midland ISD is addressing the recent update regarding another delay in the release of 2023 campus and district A-F accountability ratings. The continued delay in the release of ratings is a result of an injunction granted by a federal district judge that prevents the Texas Education Agency (TEA) from releasing 2023 ratings until further notice or after a potential trial. The ruling is in response to a lawsuit filed by over 100 Texas districts against TEA.

 

“With a strong emphasis on academic excellence, we are focused on improving student outcomes,” said MISD Superintendent Stephanie Howard. 

 

Midland ISD is not a part of the lawsuit, in which districts allege changes to the new rating formula were not adequately shared with districts in time. 

 

“While we agree with the arguments that resulted in the lawsuits, we believe our time, energy and resources should be spent focused on instruction, coaching our teachers, and monitoring student progress,” Howard said. “We welcome accountability as long as it is fair, timely, accurate, and meaningful.” 

 

The District’s 2023 STAAR and EOC results showed improvement in several areas, 14 of the 27 areas that were measured showed improvement from the prior year or stayed the same. 

 

Again, this week, a judge ruled in favor of the school districts, leading to the postponed ratings released.

 

As the situation with the TEA's ratings release unfolds, MISD will continue to focus on student outcomes.

 

Media Relations Contact:

Lyndsey White

Chief Communications Officer

432-240-1008 | lyndsey.white@midlandisd.net