Special to the Reporter

Glen Rose Independent School District has received district “Gold Performance Acknowledgment” ratings for 2010.

The Gold Performance Acknowledgment (GPA) system recognizes districts and campuses for high performance on indicators other than those used to determine accountability ratings. These indicators are in statute (Education Code) or determined by the Commissioner of Education.

To receive an acknowledgment, the campus or district must be rated “Academically Acceptable” higher, have results to be evaluated and have met the acknowledgment criteria on one or more of the indicators. Glen Rose ISD received an accountability rating of “,” as did Glen Rose High School and Glen Rose Junior High.

Glen Rose Intermediate School and Glen Rose Elementary School accountability ratings are paired for testing, and both received “Exemplary”ratings.

Glen Rose ISD received Gold Performance Acknowledgments in three out of 13 measures evaluated for Gold Performance. GRHS, GRJH and GRIS all increased their previous year’s Gold Performance Acknowledgments. The district said it appreciates all of the support received from our sits taff, students and community to raise the standards of educating our children to become life-long learners.

District

* Recommended High School Program (RHSP/DAP) Class of 2009 — reflects that 86 percent of GRISD graduates met or exceeded requirements for the RHSP/Distinguished Achievement Program.

* College Ready Graduates Class of 2009— This reflects that 36 percent of the district's graduating seniors scored at or above the criteria for being considered ready to be successful in college math and English language arts.

* Commended on Social Studies — reflects that 59 percent of the district's students received commended performance (2400) on the TAKS Social Studies tests.

High School

* Recommended High School Program (RHSP/DAP) Class of 2009 — This reflects that 86 percent of GRISD graduates met or exceeded requirements for the RHSP/Distinguished Achievement Program.

* College Ready Graduates Class of 2009— This reflects that 36 percent of graduating seniors scored at or above the criteria for being considered ready to be successful in college math and English language arts.

* Commended on Attendance Rate — This reflects that high school students were in attendance during the 2009-2010 school year 95.8 percent of the total instructional days.

* Commended on Social Studies — This reflects that 64 perent of high school students received commended performance (2400) on the TAKS Social Studies tests.

Junior High

* Commended on Social Studies — This reflects that 50 percent of our eighth-students received commended performance (2400) on the TAKS Social Studies test.

* Commended on Writing —This reflects that 43 percent of our seventh-grade students received commended performance (2400) on the TAKS Writing test.

* Comparable Improvement in Mathematics —This reflects that our junior high students’ Math TAKS scores improvement were in the first quartile of TAKS Math scores for junior high students across the state of Texas with comparable school demographics.

Intermediate

* Commended on Science— This reflects that 51 percent of our fifth-grade students received commended performance (2400) on the TAKS Science test.

* Comparable Improvement in Reading —This reflects that our intermediate students’ Reading TAKS scores improvement were in the first quartile of TAKS Reading scores for intermediate students across the state of Texas with comparable school demographics.

* Comparable Improvement in Mathematics —This reflects that our intermediate students’ Math TAKS scores improvement were in the first quartile of TAKS Math scores for intermediate students across the state.