RISD released from all monitoring statuses

Because of its good test scores, posted in August, 2013, the Rockdale ISD has been released from all state monitoring requirements that resulted from test scores three years ago.

Pam Kaufmann, assistant superintendent for instruction and administration, told RISD school trustees Monday the district has also been released from federal Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) monitoring.

“Also, this year the district was not assigned any direct monitoring through Performance Based Monitoring (PBM), which is also a federal accountability system,” she said.

“So we are no longer under any direct monitoring from the state or federal accountability systems,” Kaufmann said.

She noted the ser v ices of Dr. Nancy Vaughan, assigned to district as a monitor by the state, are no longer required.

Kaufmann said a local PBM plan had been developed to address the few areas indicated in that report. “That plan is to be maintained by Rockdale ISD,” she said.

In 2013 all RISD campuses met state testing standards and the district as a whole earned a distinction in reading/ELA.

ELECTION—Trustees called the May 10 school board election, which will be held jointly with the city.

Terms of trustees Lin Perry (Place 6) and Kent Bowermon (Place 7) are expiring.

In other business Monday, trustees accepted the resignation of speech-language pathologist Caroline Patterson at the end of her contract.

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