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Important Message From Our Food & Nutrition Services Department

On Friday, May 12, Mesquite ISD’s Food & Nutrition Services Department was hit by the worldwide Cyber Attack. As a result, all cafeteria software was affected, causing issues with student accounts. Our Technical Services team is working tirelessly to resolve the problems, but in the meantime, we want to keep you informed on how this situation impacts students and parents. Rest assured that student information and credit card information was not compromised. But in protective measures to keep information from being compromised, the outcome resulted in limited communication between outside systems and our registers on each campus.

Student meal account balances are not available at this time.

  • The online payment system, School Café, has been turned off.
  • Parents will not see accurate information in their School Café accounts
  • Cash or check payments may still be made at the register
  • Free & reduced meal applications must be processed manually; online applications are not available at this time

Mesquite ISD will keep you informed of any updates to this situation. Our top priority is ensuring that all students continue to receive healthy meals while at school. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to resolve these issues.

 

ACCOUNTABILITY

Multiple Accountability Systems

School districts in Texas are evaluated under several accountability systems: state, federal (commonly known as No Child Left Behind) and local (Community and Student Engagement Accountability System or CSEAS).

Click here to view the 2015-2016 Mesquite ISD Annual Report as presented to the MISD Board of Trustees on January 9, 2017


State Accountability

The Texas accountability system, which is administered by the Texas Education Agency, has changed over time, but it has historically relied upon the student results on specific state assessments to determine a rating for each district and school. The state assessment used to evaluate students has also changed over time, from the TAAS test to the TAKS test to the newer STAAR test.

Under the new accountability system, the district and campuses may receive a rating of Met Standard, Improvement Required, or Not Rated. The new accountability system contains four performance indices, each with a category of Met Standard or Did Not Meet Standard.

The ratings are based largely on performance on state standardized tests and graduation rates. The ratings examine student achievement, student progress, efforts to close the achievement gap and postsecondary readiness. A video available in English and Spanish provides a quick overview of the system.

Click here to view Assessment System Overview video

Click here to view additional information from TEA on State Accountability

 

Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR)

The Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR), formerly known as the AEIS (Academic Excellence Indicator System) pull together a wide range of information annually on the performance of students in each school and district in Texas. The reports also provide extensive information on staff, programs, and demographics for each school and district.

Click here to view Mesquite ISD and Campus Performance Reports

 

School Report Cards

The 2015-2016 School Report Card (SRC) for all schools in the state is available on the Texas Education Agency website.  The purpose of the SRC is to inform parents and guardians about school performance and characteristics. 

To access the SRC for a particular school, go to the link below, and enter the school name:

Click here to view Mesquite ISD's School Report Cards


If you are unable to access the report electronically and would like a paper copy of the report, please contact the school and ask for a paper copy of the 2015-2016 School Report Card.


Federal Accountability

 

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is a U.S. law passed in December 2015 that governs the country's K–12 public education policy. The law replaced its predecessor, the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), and modified but did not eliminate provisions relating to the periodic standardized tests given to students. Like the No Child Left Behind Act, ESSA is a reauthorization of the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which established the American federal government's expanded role in funding public education.

 

Texas Granted NCLB Waiver – September 30, 2013

The U.S. Department of Education has approved the State of Texas for a waiver from No Child Left Behind (NCLB). This means that Mesquite ISD and its schools did not receive federal ratings of "Met AYP" or "Missed AYP" for 2012-13 or 2013-14. Under the waiver, the lowest performing 15% of Texas schools may still be subject to federal intervention. Texas joins most other states in the U.S. in receiving a NCLB waiver.

 

Federal Report Cards (Former NCLB Report Cards)

Federal accountability information is reported through Federal Report Cards.

Click here to view Mesquite ISD's District and Campus Federal Report Cards


Local Accountability - CSEAS

In addition to accountability results based on student assessment, beginning in 2013-2014, every Texas school district is required to evaluate each campus and the district as a whole on nine factors and assign ratings of Exemplary, Recognized, Acceptable, or Unacceptable. These factors and ratings comprise the Community and Student Engagement Accountability System (CSEAS).

These ratings, which are based on individual districts' input, allow each district and campus to showcase the many opportunities they provide to students, families, and the community in areas other than standardized testing and provide more local control.

Click here to view Mesquite ISD's CSEAS results.