Snyder ISD opposes new TEA school accountability system


SNYDER, Texas - Hundreds of school districts across Texas are banding together to oppose the state's new accountability system. Snyder ISD's board of trustees unanimously voted Wednesday for a resolution to oppose the state's ranking.

Under the current system, Texas schools are rated "met standard" or "improvement required." Now schools will receive a report card from the TEA similar to what students get, with letter grades of A-F.

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Snyder ISD Superintendent Jim Kirkland he said the ranking is based on a number of things, the biggest being STAAR test scores.

"It makes it virtually impossible for anyone with disadvantage kids to get anything above a C," Kirkland said. "People don't know the good things we are doing simply because they see the D or the F, and they make an assumption that the school is not doing well."

Currently 327 schools have passed resolutions against the new ranking system.

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