Black Lancaster ISD Students Outperform State in Science and Math STAAR Exams
The New York Times published a story this week about a new way to measure school effectiveness based on findings from Stanford University’s Center for Education Policy Analysis In the state of Texas, black students have historically performed lower than their peers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) exam, often due to an inequitable lack of resources available to them. However, black students, who represent the majority (77%) of Lancaster ISD in southern Dallas County, are now outperforming their peers across the state in both Math and Science STAAR exams, growing their proficiency rate at the state’s post-secondary standard per STAAR assessments by over 15% on each subject over the last five years.....
CUBE, administered by the National School Boards Association (NSBA), is an award that annually recognizes urban school boards that exhibit excellence in school board governance, academic improvement, educational equity, and community engagement.
In Lancaster ISD, we spent the month of November focused on service-learning and giving back to our community in addition to our everyday, STEM-guided learning experiences.
As we think about the things that we are thankful and grateful for this season, we can definitely include you - our parents. Your involvement and your decision to allow us to shape your children to successfully thrive in society, achieve self-sustaining success and leave a lasting legacy fill us with appreciation and gratitude!