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Old 05-27-2008, 02:07 PM
 
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Yes the trail of tears driving up to Plano

Hey I saw that you too had a typo on another thread "Chidren's"

 
Old 05-27-2008, 03:12 PM
 
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That is good news and very impressive, especially with all of the negative press you hear about the DISD.
I guess many of y'all forget this measurement of ranking was a joke.
% of kids to take an exam... now if only life was that easy.
 
Old 05-27-2008, 03:22 PM
 
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my ISD HEB pays the fees for students who are economically strapped to pony up for their AP tests--some of the kids don't want to take the test -- they just want to get the higher GPA for getting a mediocre grade vs really learning enough to pass the AP test

and YES--it is much easier for a school with smart students who have migrated there from other districts or gone through more rigorous teaching to maintain/achieve high test scores when faced with poor teaching--as long as the better teaching came first--

it is difficult to pass from half-assed teaching into quality teaching and not feel pain from having to reengage the brain and muscle of building knowledge...
 
Old 05-27-2008, 03:58 PM
 
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<<Again, those tests are cheap either! It's the affluent kids that take em... you can take a few costing hundreds of $$$>>

I just read something about the TEA subsidizing the cost of the test so that students who qualify under the free and reduced lunch program pay just $5 per exam.

There is also a program, one of several AP incentive programs funded by the TEA, that gives $100 to schools for every passing score of 3, 4, or 5 that a student receives on an AP exam.
 
Old 05-27-2008, 06:15 PM
 
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OK we were also ahead of Plano in this list:

http://www.dmagazine.com/schools/bestpublichighschoolssep00.pdf (broken link)
That list is 8 years old.

Let's just stipulate that the only legitimate rankings of high schools in Dallas are the ones that show our pet schools near the top - and all other school rankings are bogus.
 
Old 05-28-2008, 08:16 AM
 
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SPREE--you are right about gettng the bonus money for higher AP scores--my school in HEB ISD got quite a bit of money when their students were doing more AP classes--now many of the brighter ones are doing the IB route and while they might still take the AP tests it is really kind of overkill
the school used the AP money for the AP program--helping defray the costs of paying for tests for next year was one cost
buying books and materials was another...
 
Old 05-28-2008, 08:20 AM
 
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someone did a list that showed % of students in an ISD on free-lunch and then the district TAKS avg % --- it was interesting
HP ISD having so few students on free lunch (maybe 0%) was like #1 for TAKS score as well...
but the list did not always correlate
my ISD of HEB did well in that it had a fairly high % of free-lunch kids but its TAKS avg was higher than some districts with lower % of free lunch students--bet more bang for the buck there...good teaching...
Northwest ISD was a district that did not show such a good % on each side

and of course it showed no breakdown by schools within an ISD or between elementary, middle, high schools which would have been much better insight into quality of teaching...
 
Old 05-28-2008, 09:11 AM
 
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Here u go CA haters, CA teachers keep their jobs!
Just for those who believed all the hype just wanted to straighten things out

SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Education -- Districts tearing up teachers' pink slips
 
Old 05-28-2008, 07:02 PM
 
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There is only a single DISD school even listed in the decathlon results.
WOO-HOO!!!

GO GARLAND ISD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Did y'all see that?!?!?!?!? Us poor people over here in "bad" Garland had TWO High schools score in the tops. Both beat out scores for Frisco and McKinney (even though they are in "smaller" schools are scores were higher).

THEN good'ol GARLAND HIGH SCHOOL GOT NUMBER 1 IN THE STATE FOR OCATHLON!!!! We even had other high schools place ahead of these so-called "better schools" like Plano, Frisco, Allen & McKinney. Hmmm.

Way to go:
Garland High School ***
Rowlett High School
Sachse High School
North Garland High School
Naaman Forest High School
South Garland High School
***denotes region winner
Many of these ranked in more than one event thru the Texas Decathlon

And then our GREAT middle Schools:

WAY TO GO AUSTIN EAGLES!!!! Proud eagle mama
REGION WINNER!!!!
Austin Academy

Other GISD middle school winners:
Hudson Middle School
Jackson Technology
Brandenburg Middle School
Sellers Middle School
Scrade Middle School

I've also gotta give Rockwall ISD a GREAT JOB as they placed up there as well in the high school level and middle school. Us folks on the otherside of the tracks gotta stick together
 
Old 05-28-2008, 08:13 PM
 
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someone did a list that showed % of students in an ISD on free-lunch and then the district TAKS avg % --- it was interesting
HP ISD having so few students on free lunch (maybe 0%) was like #1 for TAKS score as well...
but the list did not always correlate
my ISD of HEB did well in that it had a fairly high % of free-lunch kids but its TAKS avg was higher than some districts with lower % of free lunch students--bet more bang for the buck there...good teaching...
Northwest ISD was a district that did not show such a good % on each side

and of course it showed no breakdown by schools within an ISD or between elementary, middle, high schools which would have been much better insight into quality of teaching...
Here ya go:
School districts - Low income and TAKS averages
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