The Board of Trustees met in regular session on Thursday, August 25. The following link will provide you a summary of actions taken at their meeting.
> View August 25, 2016 e-review
> View Trustee Webpage
Lynn Kiser, BISD’s 2016 elementary teacher of the year, was recently honored by the Region 11 Education Service Center and by the Texas Rangers.
ACT scores for 2016 were released this week, and BISD’s composite score of 21.2 for English, mathematics, reading and science is higher than the state composite of 20.6 and the national composite of 20.8. Average scores on the individual portions of the tests were:
- English – BISD scored 20.5 as compared to the state at 19.4;
- Mathematics – BISD scored 21.1 as compared to the state at 20.7;
- Reading – BISD scored 21.6 as compared to the state at 21.0; and
- Science – BISD scored 21.4 as compared to the state at 20.7.
Individual campus scores were 21.9 for Birdville High, 19.4 for Haltom High, 22.3 for Richland High, and 22.0 for Shannon High School. A total of 552 BISD students took the ACT in 2016.
“It is exciting to see BISD students continue to excel on the ACT,” said Superintendent Dr. Darrell G. Brown. “Over the past five years, the number of BISD students taking advanced placement (AP) courses has increased. As the test results show, taking more rigorous AP courses helps prepare students for these high-level tests.”
SAT scores will be released later this fall.
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) announced the 2016 district and school accountability ratings under the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) tests. Birdville ISD and 31 district campuses earned a rating of Met Standard, while Shannon High School earned a rating of Met Alternative Standard. These are the highest ratings available in the state’s accountability system.
“I am proud Birdville ISD and every campus once again earned a Met Standard rating under the state’s more rigorous accountability system,” Superintendent Darrell Brown said. “This is a reflection of the continued commitment to teaching and learning by our students and staff.”
To receive a Met Standard rating, the District and campuses had to meet target scores in Index 3 and Index 4, and either Index 1 or Index 2. The District and all campuses met targets in all four indexes.
- Index 1 – Student Achievement, evaluates performance on STAAR across all subjects and all student groups at the satisfactory performance standard.
- Index 2 – Student Progress, evaluates the academic growth of students in reading and math for 10 student groups, including all students, seven race/ethnicity groups, English language learners and students served by special education.
- Index 3 – Closing Performance Gaps, evaluates two levels of performance of students who are economically disadvantaged and, as applicable, students from the two lowest performing race/ethnicity groups from the prior year.
- Index 4 – Postsecondary Readiness, evaluates student performance in all tested grade levels against Level II final standards. High schools and districts are also evaluated on graduation rates, the percentage of students graduating on Recommended and Distinguished/Advanced plans, and on a postsecondary college and career readiness indicator based on meeting the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) criteria, completion of advanced/dual credit courses, or enrollment in a coherent sequence of career and technology education courses.
Academic highlights from 2016 include:
- BISD test scores exceeded the state average on STAAR in all subject areas for grades three through eight.
- Third-grade students exceeded the state average on the STAAR reading test by seven percentage points.
- Fourth-grade students exceeded the state average on the STAAR reading test by seven percentage points.
- Fifth-grade students exceeded the state average on the STAAR science test by seven percentage points.
- Sixth-grade students exceeded the state average on the STAAR math test by seven percentage points.
- Seventh-grade students exceeded the state average on the STAAR math test by 10 percentage points.
- Eighth-grade students exceeded the state average on the STAAR science test by six percentage points.
- BISD students scored one percentage point above the state average on the Algebra 1 EOC exam.
- BISD students scored two percentage points above the state average on the Biology EOC exam.
- BISD students scored two percentage points above the state average on the English I EOC exam.
- BISD students scored five percentage points above the state average on the English II EOC exam.
- BISD students scored two percentage points above the state average on the U.S. History EOC exam.
1. Professional Learning:
2. Eduphoria Profiles:
- Update your eduphoria profile (see attachment – if you have logged into eduphoria since August 9, you have likely already completed this step)
3. Lesson Planning:
Visit birdvilleschools.net/register to sign up or use the links below:
Birdville ISD August 15-18 Professional Learning
Campus Sessions (August 15, 16, 18)
District Sessions (August 17)
Registration for all sessions will close August 16 at 5pm
BISD welcomes new trustee, Sharon Mylius, to the board of trustees. She is a graduate of Haltom High School. Mylius works at Woodhaven Bank and currently serves as president of the board of directors for the Birdville Education Foundation. She is serving in the seat recently vacated by Brad Greene.
Congratulations to Chris Feris, Birdville ISD athletic director, for being named the Texas High School Athletic Directors Association Athletic Director of the Year.
Take a photo during your summer adventures and post it on social media with the hashtag #WeAreBirdvilleISD, or send it with your name and campus/department to BISDPhoto@birdvilleschools.net to be included in the District’s Facebook photo album.