ECISD: It Takes a Community to Improve a School District 1/23/14
CBS 7 News
January 23, 2014
Odessa - A new report from the state shows how schools in Texas are doing; numbers show Ector County ISD needs improvement.
Everyone is hard at work at ECISD; students working to make the grade, teachers and administrators working to make the grade with the state.
The Texas Academic Performance Report shows 64-percent of the students passed the STAAR exam, that's slightly less than Midland ISD (69-percent). But it's the difference between a "C" and "D" put next to the state average(ECISD scored 64-percent, state average is 77%).
"It's a fact that we know we've got work to do and we are in the process of intervening with our campuses," Thomas Crowe, ECISD superintendent said.
The district has improvement plans in place for each of the 21 campuses that did not meet state requirements. Each plan is modeled to not just improve a campus, but improve the students.
"It's trying to get children to where they need to be," Crowe said.
He says it takes more than just teachers to improve our district, it takes a community.
"We can't do it alone. Our teachers are working their tail ends off. We need the community to get involved," he said.
Crowe says someone showing interest in a student outside of the classroom can mean the difference between passing and failing.
"Join us. Lets work together in helping our kids succeed," Crowe said.
You can find the full progress report on the TEA website. Click the link: http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/perfreport/tapr/2013/srch.html?srch=D