La Porte ISD has earned 27 Gold Performance Acknowledgments from the Texas Education Agency. The Gold Performance Acknowledgment system recognizes high performance on indicators other than those used to determine state accountability ratings.
Linda Wadleigh, LPISD deputy superintendent, presented a report to the Board of Trustees outlining district and campus achievements at the Nov. 8 Board meeting. Of the 15 indicators used in the Gold Performance Acknowledgment system, eight are applicable to elementary through high school, while seven apply to high school only.
"We are very proud of our students, teachers and administrators," Wadleigh said as she explained the recognitions.
LPISD as a whole received two Gold Performance Acknowledgements. The first was for participation and performance in the Advanced Placement/International Baccalaureate (AP/IB) program; LPISD has only the AP program. At least 15 percent of the students had to have taken one or more AP test, with 50 percent or more scoring at or above the criterion. The district also earned Commended Performance in social studies, which means that 30 percent or more of the district's students scored at or above the Commended level in this area.
La Porte High School also was acknowledged for AP/IB and Commended Performance in social studies.
La Porte Junior High School earned an acknowledgment for commended performance in reading/English language arts and comparable improvement in reading. Comparable improvement is recognized only in reading and math; campuses must be in the top 25 percent of their 40-member campus comparison group. Lomax Junior High was acknowledged for commended performance in reading/English language arts, writing and social studies.
Baker Sixth Grade Campus was cited for comparable improvement in math and commended performance in reading/English language arts and math.
At the elementary level, campuses that received Gold Performance Acknowledgments include the following:
- Bayshore-comparable improvement in reading; commended in writing
- College Park-comparable improvement in reading; commended in reading, math and science
- Heritage-commended in math
- Reid-commended in science
- Lomax-commended in reading, math, writing and science
- Rizzuto-commended in reading, math and science