Statement on the A-F Accountability System
Malakoff ISD is pleased to have been assigned a grade of A by the TEA. This is still a flawed system. It is a complicated system. A-F is still largely based on one time a year standardized tests.
So what does this A-F system not show you:
The tests do not represent the learning our student's have for an entire year.
It does not reflect the life experiences gained by our students.
It does not show how our students become more confident as young people during the year due to the positive support of their teachers and coaches.
It does not show you that 1/3 of our Malakoff High School students are involved in the FFA, and the life experiences gained from raising and caring for animals to show.
It does not show you how our athletes become stronger in their bodies and more confident in their abilities.
It does not show the leadership opportunities available through student leadership, cheerleading, drama or being a part of organizations that provide community support.
It does not show how students are encouraged to become well-rounded individuals through an appreciation of the Fine Arts as well as sports and academic competition and academic excellence.
It does not show how many seniors will be the first ones in their family to attend college.
What it does represent is a mathematical attempt to measure little human beings and put all districts in a one size fits all equation.
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