was 1 of 42 RRISD Campuses that received a Gold Performance Acknowledgement from The Texas
The Gold Performance Acknowledgment recognizes districts and
campuses for high academic performance on various indicators, such
as commended performance on Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills
(TAKS), college admissions tests and Advanced
Placement/International Baccalaureate (AP/IB) exams.
Performance standards were increased for two of the 15 indicators,
making it more difficult to achieve the GPA status. The district had
42 of 45 campuses receive one or more Gold Performance
Acknowledgements and, in spite of the increasing standards, RRISD
schools earned 137 (or 40 percent) of 345 possible GPAs.
In 2001, the Texas Legislature enacted the Gold Performance
Acknowledgment system to recognize campuses with high performance on
indicators other than those that affect accountability ratings.
Comparable Improvement (CI) indicators are campus-only
acknowledgments that compare a school's performance to a group of 40
Elementary schools can earn acknowledgments for attendance and
commended performance in reading/ELA, writing, math, and science and
comparable improvement in reading and math. To earn GPAs for
academic areas, a school must have 30 percent or more of its
students in each student group scoring at or above the TAKS
commended performance level. Purple Sage received recognition for Attendance and