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Kennedale ISD earns recognized status

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The controversial grading system set up by the Texas Education Agency has issued its first letter grade by school districts. Kennedale rates a ?B? for recognized performance. {{more: continue …}}
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Districts earn a B (80?89) for recognized performance when they serve many students well, encouraging high academic achievement and/or appropriate academic growth for most students.
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The highest recognition is for districts that earn an A (90?100) for exemplary performance when they serve most students well, encouraging high academic achievement and/or appropriate academic growth for almost all students. Most students will be prepared for eventual success in college, a career, or the military.
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Strengths …?
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Strengths for Kennedale ISD included ?closing the gaps? (measurement of the percentage of different groups of students that are performing above state goals) with a score of 86 and ?academic performance? (met grade level expectations) with a score of 83 (B). The lowest area was ?school progress? (measurement of progress of students on STAAR test from prior year and as compared to similar districts) with a score of 78 (C).
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All campuses in the district met standards with Kennedale High School, Kennedale Junior High, James Delaney Elementary and R.F. Patterson Elementary earning recognized performances with numerical grades of 81 or better.
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Performance distinctions …?
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Distinction designations are awarded for achievement in several areas and are based on performance relative to a group of campuses of similar type, size, grade span, and student demographics.

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Kennedale High School (grade 81) earned performance distinctions in Mathematics, Science, English Language Arts and Social Studies. Kennedale Junior High (grade 88) earned distinctions in Math and Science. James Delaney Elementary (grade 81) earned distinctions in Math, top 25% for academic growth and top 25% for closing the gaps. R F Patterson Elementary (grade 84) earned distinctions for English Language Arts, top 25 % in academic growth and top 25% in closing the gap.
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Metro area school districts grades …
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  • Mansfield – 90
  • Hurst- Euless-Bedford – 90
B
  • Birdville – 88
  • Midlothian ? 88
  • Eagle Mtn Saginaw – 85
  • Kennedale? – 84
  • Burleson? ? 82
C
  • Arlington ? 78
  • White Settlement – 78
  • Castleberry? ? 77
  • Fort Worth? ? 75
  • Everman? ? 72
  • Crowley? ? 70
D
  • Lake Worth ? 65
Others 4A school districts in the area (Kennedale is 4A)?
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A?
  • Argyle? ? 95
B
  • Stephenville? ? 89
  • Decatur? – 86
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  • Springtown? -78
  • Godley? – 77
  • Mineral Wells? ? 75
  • Alvarado? – 70

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