TEA awards Frenship

Frenship schools were awarded 30 Gold Performance Acknowledgments by the Texas Education Agency for student performance on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) tests.

As a district, Frenship Independent School District received four acknowledgments, including attendance, reading, writing and higher education readiness in English and language arts.

The gold performance awards were given when 20 percent or more students scored in the 90th percentile or better. To receive the attendance acknowledgment, the district had to have 96 percent attendance in the schools overall.

Frenship High School received three acknowledgments, including ones in social studies and higher education readiness in both English and math.

Frenship Middle School and Terra Vista Middle School each received four acknowledgments. FMS received acknowledgments in attendance, reading, math and writing, while TVMS received acknowledgments in attendance, reading, writing and comparable improvement in mathematics.

Bennett Elementary School led the elementary schools with acknowledgments in six areas, while Crestview had five, North Ridge had three and Westwind had one.

According to Linsae Snider, FISD director of professional development and public relations, the district received 25 Gold Performance Acknowledgments last year. The GPAs have been awarded by TEA since 2005 for high performance on indicators other than those used to determine accountability ratings.

“Not only do you want your kids to pass, you want them to do well on that test,” said Snider. “We’re really, really proud (of the Gold Performance Acknowledgments.) It means our kids aren’t just passing, they’re making the equivalent of an A on the state TAKS test.”

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