There are more than 8,600 public schools in Texas. How do you know how your child’s school is doing compared to others in state? Every school gets one of two ratings: Met Standard or Improvement Required. The Texas Education Agency looks at four areas in determining a school or district’s accountability rating: student achievement, student progress, closing performance gaps, and postsecondary readiness. Lake Travis ISD and each of its campuses earned ‘Met Standard’ on state accountability for the 2014-2015 school year. Additionally, schools receiving the ‘Met Standard’ rating may qualify for special honors called ‘Distinctions.’ Kudos to Lake Pointe Elementary School who earned all five available Distinctions (Academic Achievement in Reading/English Language Arts, Academic Achievement in Science, Top 25 Percent in Student Progress, Top 25 Percent in Closing Performance Gaps, and Postsecondary Readiness. For more information about the state accountability ratings for 2014-2015—including individual campus reports, click here.