CSCOPE SCHOOLS – MIDLAND AND ECTOR CO. ISD’S — DAY OF RECKONING

Jan 12, 2014 by

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“CSCOPE Schools — Midland ISD, Ector Co. ISD – Day of Reckoning”

By Donna Garner

1.12.14

 

If I were a taxpayer and/or a parent in Midland ISD or Ector Co. iSD (Texas), I would be asking lots of questions about whether CSCOPE is aligned with the STAAR/End-of-Course tests.  If students are not being taught the knowledge and skills necessary to prove themselves on the STAAR/EOC’s, then something is wrong with the administrative decisions made by these two school districts.

 

The Texas Education Agency has just released the list of 892 Texas public school campuses that have been identified as low performing because of poor test scores or unacceptable ratings under the Public Education Grant program (PEG):

http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/perfreport/peg/2013/peg_list_2014-15.pdf

 

 

Here is the link to the list of CSCOPE school districts/school systems as of 8.25.12:   http://nocompromisepac.ning.com/profiles/blogs/cscope-list-of-texas-school-districts-school-systems-as-of-8-25?xg_source=activity

 

By comparing the two lists posted above (PEG vs. CSCOPE), the public should be able to  determine generally whether CSCOPE is helping or hindering the academic performance of Texas students.

 

How did Midland ISD and Ector Co. ISD (both in ESC Region 18) do?  Are any of their schools on the PEG List?  Absolutely…quite a few… 

 

These two school districts were evidently using CSCOPE during the same time period that the data was being compiled for the PEG List.  It looks to me as if CSCOPE has proved itself to be a waste of taxpayers’ dollars and has hindered instead of helped the students in these two school districts to increase their academic achievement.   

 

LIST OF MIDLAND ISD SCHOOLS ON PEG LIST

 

MIDLAND ISD ALAMO J H 

MIDLAND ISD CROCKETT EL 

MIDLAND ISD DE ZAVALA EL 

MIDLAND ISD GODDARD JUNIOR HIGH 

MIDLAND ISD HOUSTON EL 

MIDLAND ISD LEE H S 

MIDLAND ISD MIDLAND FRESHMAN HIGH SCHOOL 

MIDLAND ISD MILAM EL 

MIDLAND ISD SOUTH EL 

MIDLAND ISD TRAVIS EL 

 

We know Midland ISD uses CSCOPE because these links are on its website:

 

http://www.midlandisd.net/cms/lib01/TX01000898/Centricity/Domain/104/TeachersGuide_K-2.pdf

 

http://www.midlandisd.net/Page/15275

 

 

ECTOR CO. ISD

 

We also know from the following news article that Ector Co. ISD has used CSCOPE for at least three years and spent $1.7 Million to expand it in the 2012-2013 school year:  http://www.oaoa.com/news/education/ecisd/article_98bbdf11-f50c-5370-9773-b39a999191f4.html?mode=jqm

 

 

THESE ARE THE ECTOR CO. ISD SCHOOLS THAT ARE ON THE 2013 PEG LIST:

 

ECTOR COUNTY ISD BURNET EL 

ECTOR COUNTY ISD CAMERON DUAL LANGUAGE MAGNET 

ECTOR COUNTY ISD ECTOR 

ECTOR COUNTY ISD EL MAGNET AT MILAM EL

ECTOR COUNTY ISD EL MAGNET AT TRAVIS

ECTOR COUNTY ISD EL MAGNET AT ZAVALA 

ECTOR COUNTY ISD GALE POND ALAMO EL

ECTOR COUNTY ISD GOLIAD EL 

ECTOR COUNTY ISD JOHN B HOOD 

ECTOR COUNTY ISD L B JOHNSON EL

ECTOR COUNTY ISD MURRY FLY EL 

ECTOR COUNTY ISD NEW TECH ODESSA 

ECTOR COUNTY ISD NIMITZ J H 

ECTOR COUNTY ISD NOEL EL

ECTOR COUNTY ISD PEASE EL 

ECTOR COUNTY ISD PERMIAN H S

ECTOR COUNTY ISD ROSS EL 

ECTOR COUNTY ISD SAM HOUSTON EL 

ECTOR COUNTY ISD SAN JACINTO EL 

 

 

To get more information and to understand the abbreviations used on the PEG List, please go to:  1.10.14 – “The Day of Reckoning: CSCOPE vs. PEG List” – by Donna Garner — http://www.educationviews.org/day-reckoning-cscope-vs-peg-list

 

Donna Garner

Wgarner1@hot.rr.com

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