The Texas Education Agency (TEA) recently shared with school districts preliminary results for grades 3-8.
Victoria ISD’s grades 3-8 reading scores showed improvement in every achievement performance indicator compared to Spring 2021. The performance indicators are Approaches, Meets, and Masters Grade Levels.
VISD outperformed pre-pandemic scores in 100% of grade 3-8 reading across all three performance indicators compared to pre-pandemic Spring 2019 scores.
In mathematics, 83% of performance indicators showed improvement compared to Spring 2021. In Grades 3-8, 28% of the mathematics scores outperformed pre-pandemic results.
The district also saw its highest level of combined reading and mathematics growth since 2017.
“I couldn’t be more proud of our students, our teachers, our staff, and our parents as we came together throughout the pandemic and especially as we focused on the unfinished learning for many of our students coming out of the pandemic,” said Superintendent of Schools Quintin Shepherd. “We have created tremendous forward momentum in student learning, and I believe even greater things are in store for us in the future.”
The District attributes its student growth to the efforts of its teachers, support staff, and administrators, that worked tirelessly to implement strategic interventions throughout this year. These efforts helped ensure that students grew and that we took a significant step towards closing the unfinished learning due to the pandemic.
VISD looks forward to continuing to support student growth and is already planning additional support for the 2022-23 school year. These supports include, but are not limited to, revised curriculum documents, additional instructional resources, and increased intervention opportunities.
The district is continuing to partner with the TEA in the Resilient Schools Support Program (RSSP) work, which will be specifically implementing initiatives focused on grades 6-8 mathematics. Additionally, a new elementary math textbook has been adopted to help bolster instructional rigor.
The summer has also provided time for teachers to write curriculum that will roll out this fall in mathematics, reading, science, and social studies. VISD instructional staff members are working throughout the summer to serve approximately 2,000 VISD students with academic and enrichment opportunities.
The District recognizes that there is continued work to be done; we are excited to see the amazing efforts of our instructional staff lead to growth across most content areas.
Data Sources: 2019 TEA-TAPR, 2021 TEA-Data Interaction for Texas Student Assessments, 2022 TEA- Data Interaction for Texas Student Assessments