Rockport-Fulton High School Principal Scott Rogers is proud to announce that RFHS received a Met Standard accountability rating and two distinction designations from the Texas Education Agency for student performance in 2017. The state accountability rating is based upon the five End of Course exams (STAAR) and other student achievement data. RFHS met standard in the four performance index indicators of Student Achievement, Student Progress, Closing Performance Gaps, and Post-Secondary Readiness. The two distinction designations were for Academic Achievement in Social Studies and Student Progress. To qualify for a distinction, RFHS students had to score in the top quartile as compared to other students from schools in their state comparison cohort.
The RFHS Social Studies Department Chair, Ryan Edmonds, was proud to hear of the designation and of the fact that the campus has received the distinction every year since 2014. Edmonds commented: “While we are pleased with the EOC scores, the RFHS Social Studies Department's primary focus is fostering a passion for history in every student.”
Principal Rogers looks forward to the RFHS team effort this year, but recognizes that it will be even more difficult to meet and exceed the 2017 results due to the effects of Hurricane Harvey on students and teachers. “We have students who have missed a significant amount of school this year due to Harvey, and teachers and students who continue to endure hardship and significant stress related to the effects of Harvey. Teachers and students are working hard to catch up, but in reality, reasonable compassion would include relief from the accountability ratings this year. I remain hopeful that TEA Commissioner Morath, Governor Abbott, or the Texas Legislature will acknowledge the reality of a category 4 hurricane on our students, teachers, and community and provide accountability relief.”
For more information on the 2017 accountability ratings, please visit the TEA website at: https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/account/index.html .