The non-profit Texas Business and Education Coalition (TBEC) has announced its 2007 Honor Roll schools, and RISD had 18 campuses earn the prestigious recognition, the most of any district in the state.
"Congratulations to the teachers, students, parents, administrators and support staff at these campuses," said RISD Superintendent Dr. David Simmons. "On the heels of our other recent successes, this news really adds to the district's momentum heading into the new year. The RISD community, and these campuses in particular, have much to be proud of."
TBEC identifies Honor Roll schools by analyzing three years of performance data for all Texas public schools. A school must have a high percentage of students meeting state standards on the TAKS tests in all subjects for three consecutive years, with an emphasis on how many students score at the state’s highest standard – commended – on all tests. Selection criteria account also for each school’s student demographics, the number of subjects tested and the grades served.
"..being named a TBEC Honor Roll school is the most prestigious academic award any Texas public school can receive," said TBEC Deputy Executive Director Ken Zornes. "Honor Roll schools not only have a high percentage of students meeting the state’s standards on all tests, they also have the highest percentage of students performing at the state’s most rigorous standard, commended, in every subject. Of the more than 8000 Texas public schools, less than 5% will be so honored in 2007."
For more information, please visit www.tbec.org