School Board Appreciation Month

FEDERAL PROGRAMS

The Federal Programs Department working with district and campus administrators manage several federal grants.  The U.S. Department of Education funds and No Child Left Behind (NCLB). These programs provide supplemental educational assistance to students in need of extra help to meet the sate academic standards. 

 

Mrs. Mary Lou G. Cruz, Director         
mgcruz@romaisd.com
Phone: (956) 849-4996
Fax: (956) 849-1062

Mrs. Laura G. Moya, Secretary        
lmoya@romaisd.com
Phone: (956) 849-4996
Fax: (956) 849-3352  

Mrs. Annie Garcia, Secretary    
argarcia@romaisd.com
Phone: (956) 849-4996
Fax: (956) 849-3352 

FEDERAL REPORT CARD

Section 1111(h)(2) of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) requires each local education agency (LEA) that receives Title I, Part A funding to disseminate specific LEA- and campus-level data to 1) all LEA campuses, 2) parents of all enrolled students, and 3) to make the information widely available through public means such as posting on the internet, distribution to the media, or distribution through public agencies.

 

To meet this requirement, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) provides these statistics at the state level and for each district or campus that is required.

 

The following data must be disseminated for the LEA and each campus:

  • Part I:  Percent Tested and Student Achievement by Proficiency Level - Provides the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) performance and participation results for each subject area and grade level tested. 

Participation reports also include reports of the participation of Children with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) by assessment type.

 

  • Part II:  Student Achievement and State Academic Annual Measurable Objectives (AMOs) - Provides the AMO outcomes and data table of STAAR performance results for each subject area tested in the accountability subset. This section also includes participation rates on STAAR for reading/English and mathematics, use of alternative assessments, plus four-year and five-year graduation rates.

 

  • Part III:  Priority and Focus Schools - Provides information on priority schools and focus schools. Priority schools are the lowest 5% of Title I-served campuses based on performance in reading and mathematics and graduation rates. Focus schools are 10% of Title I served campuses, not already identified as priority schools, that have the widest gaps between student group performance and safeguard targets. 

 

  • Part IV: Teacher Quality Data - Provides information on teacher quality in three parts:

Part A – Percent of Teachers by Highest Degree Held – Professional qualifications of all public elementary and secondary teachers in the Texas

Part B and C – Teachers with Emergency/Provisional Credentials, Highly Qualified (HQ) Teachers High Poverty/Low Poverty Summary Reports – Percentage of all public elementary and secondary school teachers teaching with emergency or provisional credentials, and the percentage of classes in the state not taught by highly qualified teachers disaggregated by high-poverty compared to low-poverty schools.

 

  • Part V: Graduates Enrolled in Texas Institution of Higher Education (IHE) - Provides the percentage of students who enroll and begin instruction at an institution of higher education in Texas during the school year (fall or spring semester) following high school graduation.

 

  • Part VI:  Statewide National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Results - Provides most recent NAEP results for Texas showing reading and mathematics performance results and participation rates, disaggregated by student group.

 

Hard copies of the reports are available at the district central office or through the campus principal’s office. If you have questions about the information, please contact each principal at their respective office.

 

US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION WEBSITES

What Works Clearinghouse: An initiative of the U.S. Department of Education, the What Works Clearinghouse has issued new publications/information on improving adolescent literacy, dropout prevention, and mathematics.

 

Free Learning Resources: Educators can access free learning resources, including some on democracy, the September 11 attacks, environment, health, and the birth of the internet, form the Federal Excellence in Education website.