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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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RISD Hour of Code
Redwater students across the district participated in the Hour of Code during Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 5-11). These students joined others around the world learning code in their class ... [read full article]
Posted Date: 01/05/2017
Source Page: RISD News

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RHS Dragons Place Third in District 8-AAA Football
Congratulations to the RHS Dragon Football Team for placing third in District 8-AAA! Join us Thursday, November 10 at 7:30 pm in Lindale to support the dragons in their Bi-District playoff game vs. ... [read full article]
Posted Date: 11/07/2016
Source Page: RISD News

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National Honor Society Highway 67 Cleanup
Fourteen RHS students spent this past beautiful Saturday morning cleaning the National Honor Society’s adopted section of Hwy 67 by the school. Thank you NHS for your service to our school and ... [read full article]
Posted Date: 10/31/2016
Source Page: RISD News

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RHS Dragon Band Earns Superior Rating in UIL Region 4 Marching Contest
The Dragon Band traveled to Pine Tree HS in Longview, TX to compete in the UIL Region 4 Marching Contest on October 25, 2016.  They had their best performance of the season, earning a 1st Division ... [read full article]
Posted Date: 10/26/2016
Source Page: RISD News

Analysis: High property taxes start in Austin, not in school districts
by Ross Ramsey, The Texas Tribune Oct. 24, 2016 Editor's note: If you'd like an email notice whenever we ... [read full article]
Posted Date: 10/31/2016
Source Page: RISD News

October RHS Blood Drive
THANK YOU RHS blood drive donors! Students and faculty gave 55 units in October, potentially helping 165 patients. RHS blood donors are ... [read full article]
Posted Date: 10/25/2016
Source Page: RISD News

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Dragon Band Awarded Outstanding 3A Band in Two Contests
Congratulations to our Dragon Band! They earned Outstanding 3A Band in BOTH the Pine Tree Preview Marching Contest on Saturday, October 8 and the Inaugural Mineola Marching Invitational on Monday, ... [read full article]
Posted Date: 10/11/2016
Source Page: RISD News

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Dragon Band Receives SUPERIOR Ratings in the Four States Marching Contest
Saturday, October 1, the Dragon Band participated in the Four States Marching Contest at Texas High School.  The band had a great performance and earned 1st Division (Superior) ratings from all six ... [read full article]
Posted Date: 10/03/2016
Source Page: RISD News

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RHS Students Win at 2016 DeKalb Oktoberfest
Saturday, October 1, a number of students volunteered and competed in the Oktoberfest Art Show in DeKalb. Redwater received most of the awards in the high school photography division with Kynne Bolt ... [read full article]
Posted Date: 10/03/2016
Source Page: RISD News

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SUPERIOR Ratings in the Fire Ant Classic Drumline Competition
Congratulations to the RHS Drumline/Front Ensemble and the RJH Drumline on their 1 (Superior) Rating in ALL subcategories, including Tenors, Snares, Bass Drums, and Front Ensemble, in the Fire Ant ... [read full article]
Posted Date: 09/29/2016
Source Page: RISD News

Grade Viewer Sign-Up!

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.

Stay informed and help your student succeed!


E-Notes Sign-Up!

New for the 2016-17 school year are District and Campus E-Notes. You can sign up for district and campus alerts to come right to your e-mail or as a text message to your phone. Use the RISD: E-Note Sign-Up to the left to receive e-mails and texts about upcoming events, news, and information. Then be sure to use the Schools menu at the top of the page to visit your child’s campus page to sign up for E-Notes for campus information emails and texts.

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Senior Walk and Dragon to Dragon

On Wednesday, May 25, the RHS Class of 2016 proudly walked the Redwater Kindergarten, Elementary School, and Junior High School campuses. Drake, the graduating mascot, Daisy, the new mascot, cheerleaders, and the drum line lead the way. As the RHS seniors paraded through the hallways in their caps and gowns, the elementary and junior high students cheered them on in the “Senior Walk” tradition that began last year. Seniors also wrote and delivered letters to kindergarten students giving them advice and encouragement to stay in school.
 
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