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STATE GOVERNMENT GOAL AND BENCHMARKS RELEVANT TO TSBVI

 

State Government Priority Goal for Education in Public Schools

To ensure that all students in the public education system learn to read at grade level by the end of the third grade, continue reading at grade level, demonstrate exemplary performance in foundation subjects, and acquire the knowledge and skills needed to be responsible and independent Texans.

*     From Vision Texas:  The Statewide Strategic Planning Elements for Texas State Government, February 2000, developed by Governor George W. Bush and the Texas Legislative Budget Board.

 

State Benchmarks Adopted by TSBVI

  • Percent of students from third grade forward who are able to read at or above grade level (includes only those students who do not have a disability which would prevent them from attaining this benchmark)
  • Percent of students who achieve mastery of the foundation subjects of reading, English language arts, math, social studies and science (includes only those students who do not have a disability which would prevent them from attaining this benchmark)
  • Percent of students who demonstrate satisfactory performance on the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS) (includes only those students not exempted from the TAAS under state law)
    Violence rate in school setting
  • Percent of high school graduates employed or enrolled in post-secondary education