An old school LYS Principal shares her STAAR results.


Happy to report that once again, the Foundation Trinity has proven itself to be the Alpha and Omega of school improvement methods.  Check out our results and the results of our two closest peer schools.  And to increase the degree of difficulty (which is how Brezina and Brown trained me) I’m just going to share the results of our low SES students.  After all, they provide the best indication of the health of our instructional machine.

STAAR EOC (Low SES Passing Rate) Reading Writing Algebra 1 Geometry Biology World Geography
LYS Campus 78% (1st) 59% (1st) 89% (1st) 100% (1st) 92% (2nd) 89% (1st)
Non-LYS Peer 1 62% 50% 78% 100% 78% 85%
Non-LYS Peer 2 53% 39% 84% 100% 95% 75%

We still have work to do.  But right now I think it is safe to say that our plan is working.

SC Response We couldn’t be prouder of you and your team.  These scores are the result of a lot of sweat equity. And this was without the Fundamental 5, which as we both know, means that performance was left on the table. With the training and support that your staff will receive this school year, your peers schools will be falling further behind before they even get started.

We can’t wait to begin work with your teachers in August.

Think. Work. Achieve. Your turn…

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