Assessment and Accountability

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Assessment and Accountability


The Assessment and Accountability department serves in various capacities for the district, facilitating all state assessment processes including STAAR (all versions), TAKS and TELPAS; collecting, analyzing and reporting a variety of data for district and campus leadership that support and guide district and campus planning; and monitoring compliance with state and federal accountability and reports accountability results.

Parent resources regarding state assessment may be viewed at www.texasassessment.com.

STAAR Information

The State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) program includes the following tests:

  • Reading: Grades 3-8
  • Writing: Grades 4 and 7
  • Mathematics: Grades 3-8
  • Science: Grades 5 and 8
  • Social Studies: Grade 8
  • High School End-of-Course (EOC) exams: English I, English II, Algebra I, Biology and U.S. History

Student Test Results: How to Access the STAAR Student Report Card
Understanding Student Test Results: Explanation of the STAAR Report Card

2018-19 LISD State Testing Calendars

Elementary School
Middle School
High School
TEA State Testing Calendars

More information about STAAR

Student Success Initiative

The Student Success Initiative (SSI) purpose is to ensure that every student makes the academic progress necessary to show a sufficient understanding of the knowledge and skills taught and tested at each grade level.

The SSI requires that grade 5 and grade 8 students meet the passing standards on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) tests in mathematics and reading before they can be promoted to the next grade.

Parent Guide for Grades 5 and 8: English | Spanish

More information about Student Success Initiative

Texas Education Agency (TEA) / State Accountability

Overview of 2018 Results

Each district within Texas is awarded with an A-F grade based upon performance within three domains. Information regarding the three domains may be found at the TEA A-F Resources webpage.

2018 Official District Rating: B*
*Leander ISD earned an A (95); however, due to TEA policy regarding Improvement Required campuses, the district official rating was reduced to a B.

Each campus within Texas is awarded with one of two eligible ratings for 2018 State Accountability — "Met Standard" or "Improvement Required" — based on overall performance and on performance in each domain.

All middle school and high school campuses in Leander ISD received a Met Standard rating for State Accountability 2018. Of the 26 elementary campuses, 25 received a Met Standard rating.

Information regarding campus and district performance may be viewed at TXschools.org.

Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR)

The Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPRs) pull together a wide range of information on the performance of students in each school and district in Texas every year. Performance is shown disaggregated by student groups, including ethnicity and socioeconomic status. The reports also provide extensive information on school and district staff, programs, and student demographics.

Federal and School Report Cards

Federal Report Cards for 2016-17

School Report Cards for 2016-17

The School Report Cards are produced annually for each Texas public school and contains information from the Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR), as well as some information from the Accountability Rating System for Texas Public Schools and Districts.

Improvement Plans

Texas Education Code requires that each campus develop an improvement plan with established objectives based on the Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR). These objectives are approved by the local board of trustees and are published in the annual report.

District/Campus Improvement Plans

Contact Information

Michi Ishimura
512-570-0242

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