Five Irving ISD schools have earned recognition as Higher Performing Schools from the National Center for Educational Achievement (NCEA).
Schools and the areas in which they earned recognition are: John Haley Elementary School, math; Austin Middle School, reading; Lamar Middle School, writing; MacArthur High School, social studies; and Singley Academy, reading. This is the second consecutive year for John Haley, Austin and Singley Academy to achieve the honor.
The Higher Performing Schools (formerly known as Just for the Kids Schools) are identified by two measures: consistent growth in student achievement from previous years and/or student achievement using the school’s Commended performance results on the spring 2010 Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills test. NCEA’s higher performing methodology includes controls for school and student demographics, allowing for an apples-to-apples comparison of school achievement. This methodology demonstrates that with the commitment of educators, all schools can have success no matter the zip code.
For the complete list of NCEA Higher Performing Schools, access http://www.nc4ea.org/index.cfm/e/higher_performing_schools/st/texas.