The Texas Education Agency recently released their preliminary A- F ratings for Texas School districts. The timing of this release coincides with the beginning of the 85th legislative session and was required in HB 2804, which was passed in the 84th legislative session. Moody ISD staff, administrators and Board members began reviewing this data during our 2016 summer meetings. The process and procedures, according to Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath, are a “trial run/work in progress” for the legislature to review and determine its feasibility and reliability. If approved this 85th legislative biennium the final draft will be released and used with 2017-2018 data and presented to the public in August of 2018. The current draft results are part of a benchmark year and they are based on the one-day state standardized test scores from 2015-2016. We want to make it clear that these current draft results are not an indication of how well any district in the state is doing, but rather prove that the 85th Legislature and TEA have a great deal more work to do. We want our staff, parents and students to know that we are extremely proud of them as every Moody ISD campus MET state standards in 2015-2016! Our students, community and district will never be defined by a letter grade of A or F because we know we are much more than a test score. As always we will use our data to work on “continuous improvement” in every area of our district. We thank everyone for their hard work and commitment to achieve our Moody ISD Board adopted vision of a firm commitment and dedication to the relentless pursuit of excellence in every level and area of education. We will recognize and value the potential for every student to become the absolute best that they can be!