The 2017-2018 test results of the new accountability system were released this week and Augusta Independent School is proudly classified as “Other.” The new system has three categories; Comprehensive Support & Improvement, Targeted Support & Improvement and Other. The Other category is for schools not labeled as needing improvement.
Superintendent Lisa McCane said, “Our faculty and staff should be commended for their hard work and the arduous work for all students to reach proficiency and be academic and career ready is several months underway. Our test results are indicative of some pockets of very high performance particularly at the high school level and socioeconomically disadvantaged and students with disabilities groups. Those are levels and subgroups we’ve placed significant emphasis on and pleased with the excellent progress. Nonetheless, after review of the data in its entirety the average students’ performance can be bolstered to higher proficiency levels with added emphasis at all levels.
Principal Robin Kelsch said, “I was very pleased that almost 50% of our students scored Proficient / Distinguished at all three levels (Elem, MS, HS). Also, 100% of our graduates were Transition Ready! This is proof that our faculty, staff and students continue to work hard and care about continuous improvement. While we are pleased with our results as a whole, we realize there are still areas that we need to continue to work on.”