The Assessment and Accountability department serves in various capacities for the district, facilitating all state assessment processes including STAAR (all versions), TAKS and TELPAS; collecting, analyzing and reporting a variety of data for district and campus leadership that support and guide district and campus planning; and monitoring compliance with state and federal accountability and reports accountability results.
For information about COVID-19 State Assessment Updates, visit the Texas Education Agency website.
The State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) program includes the following tests:
- Reading: Grades 3-8
- Writing: Grades 4 and 7
- Mathematics: Grades 3-8
- Science: Grades 5 and 8
- Social Studies: Grade 8
- High School End-of-Course (EOC) exams: English I, English II, Algebra I, Biology and U.S. History
2020-21 LISD State Testing Calendars – Test
Student Success Initiative
The Student Success Initiative (SSI) purpose is to ensure that every student makes the academic progress necessary to show a sufficient understanding of the knowledge and skills taught and tested at each grade level.
The SSI requires that grade 5 and grade 8 students meet the passing standards on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) tests in mathematics and reading before they can be promoted to the next grade.
The Student Success Initiative for 2021 has been waived for all 5th and 8th grade students. Students will be required to take only one assessment in reading and math and the performance on each assessment will not determine advancement to the next grade level.
Texas Education Agency (TEA) / State Accountability
Overview of 2019 Results
Each campus and district within Texas is awarded with an A-F grade based upon performance within three domains. Information regarding the three domains may be found at the TEA A-F Resources webpage.
2019 Official District Rating: B*
*Leander ISD earned an A (95); however, due to TEA policy regarding Improvement Required campuses, the district official rating was reduced to a 89% B.
In total, Leander ISD had 23 schools earn A’s, 10 with B’s and seven C’s.
TEA also released Distinction Designation results. Schools are grouped with similar campuses from throughout the state and TEA awards performance-based distinctions based on those comparisons. Leander ISD earned 41 total distinctions with 17 campuses earning at least 1 distinction.
Information regarding campus and district performance may be viewed at TXschools.org.
Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR)
The Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPRs) pull together a wide range of information on the performance of students in each school and district in Texas every year. Performance is shown disaggregated by student groups, including ethnicity and socioeconomic status. The reports also provide extensive information on school and district staff, programs, and student demographics.
Federal & School Report Cards
Federal Report Cards for 2019–20
School Report Cards for 2019–20
The School Report Cards are produced annually for each Texas public school and contains information from the Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR), as well as some information from the Accountability Rating System for Texas Public Schools and Districts.
Texas Education Code requires that each campus develop an improvement plan with established objectives based on the Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR). These objectives are approved by the local board of trustees and are published in the annual report.
District & Campus Improvement Plans
For a districtwide staff listing, visit the Staff Directory page.