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202 Red River Road North
Redwater , Texas 75573
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RISD Welcomes Kelly Burns as New Superintendent
The Redwater ISD Board of Trustees is pleased to announce Kelly Burns as the Superintendent of Schools. A dedicated student advocate, Burns has served as the superintendent of Avery ISD since 2011 ... [read full article]
Posted Date: 06/20/2017
Source Page: RISD News

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Texas Assessment Data Portal
Parents: You may view your child's STAAR test scores online at the Texas Assessment Data Portal by visiting http://txparentportal.emetric.net. To obtain an access code, use the Lookup Access Code ... [read full article]
Posted Date: 06/15/2017
Source Page: RISD News

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Marléna Joy Haflich Receives Terry Foundation Scholarship
Congratulations to RHS Salutatorian Marléna Joy Haflich! She is the recipient of the prestigious Terry Foundation Scholarship from the Houston-based program for outstanding Texas high school ... [read full article]
Posted Date: 05/24/2017
Source Page: RISD News

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#60x30NETX Day at RJH
RJH students participated in #60x30NETX day supporting the Texas Higher Education Strategic Plan by 2030, at least 60 percent of Texans ages 25-34 will have a certificate or ... [read full article]
Posted Date: 04/25/2017
Source Page: RISD News

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RHS One Act Play Advances
The One Act Play cast and crew advanced to the Bi-district level of contest yesterday. Sean Tinney received an All Star Cast Award and Hannah Spence received Best Actress. The cast and crew ... [read full article]
Posted Date: 03/03/2017
Source Page: RISD News

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RHS Band Earns 7th Consecutive Sweepstakes Award
The RHS Dragon Band had an excellent performance at UIL Concert Contest on March 1, 2017 and earned straight 1's in Stage and Sightreading Performance. The band brought home its 7th consecutive ... [read full article]
Posted Date: 03/02/2017
Source Page: RISD News

Texas Students Rank High in Math and Science
Did you know Texas students beat Finland, England, Germany, France, and most other countries around the world when comparing their scores on NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) to ... [read full article]
Posted Date: 03/01/2017
Source Page: RISD News

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RHS Students Earn VASE Medals
Thirteen photography students competed Saturday at the Visual Art Scholastic Event at Pleasant Grove and brought home several medals. Kayla Hawkins medaled with both of her pieces and advanced to ... [read full article]
Posted Date: 03/01/2017
Source Page: RISD News

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RHS Dragon TV Earned $1250 for ASAP
Dragon Television placed second in the 2017 TxDOT Project Celebration public service announcement contest. Each competing group had to create an original, 60 second PSA related to a traffic safety ... [read full article]
Posted Date: 03/01/2017
Source Page: RISD News

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RISD Named Learning for Life District of the Year
Redwater ISD is the Learning for Life District of the Year! Learning for Life is a Pre-K through 12th Grade career and character education program. Pictured are Linda Willis, Learning for Life ... [read full article]
Posted Date: 02/03/2017
Source Page: RISD News

RISD Response to Preliminary State A-F Rating

In 1983, HB 72 created state curriculum standards, a state assessment system and a state accountability system for public schools.  The original intent was to insure all students were achieving basic skills in reading and math.  The original intent has evolved into a current system that is rating and ranking students and schools based on college readiness/advanced standards measured by the state assessment STAAR.  Neither higher education nor the workforce considers the STAAR assessments as a valid indicator for post-secondary success.

Most recently, in 2015, the 84th Texas Legislature enacted HB 2804 which in turn established an A-F rating system for public school districts and campuses.  This new system was slated to go into effect for the 2017-2018 school year; however, the Legislature requested a preliminary run based on the 2015-2016 school data.  The Texas Commissioner of Education then chose to make the information public.    The complexities of determining the letter grade for each domain far surpass any grading system used in public schools for reporting student progress.  There is no simple explanation for how the ratings were determined.

The political justification for moving to this system was to provide a performance grade for campuses comparable to the grades received on student report cards. 

The newly developed A-F State Accountability System is NOT an accurate reflection of quality education, dedicated staff, supportive parents and students with a vast array of talents, interests and opportunities.  This system does NOT take into consideration the vast diversity of our state or the available resources for meeting the high expectations required to achieve the desired outcomes.

Redwater ISD does not embrace a rating or ranking of our schools based on a state test administered on one specific date.  Our focus is to provide a quality 21st century education that far exceeds the limited parameters of this state accountability design.  At Redwater ISD, where the vision is to inspire high personal expectations so ALL will experience their full potential and rise above the ordinary, our schools are so much more than one test; our students are so much more than one score!  Life Matters at Redwater ISD.

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Student grades, schedules, absences, immunization records, and alerts are available for any parent or legal guardian using the txConnect (Online Grade Viewer) link here or in the Students and Parents sections. Your user name and password from last year should work. If you have forgotten your user name and password or need a new account, please contact your child's counselor for a parent portal letter which contains the information to setup an account.

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