The program, sponsored by the Institute for Productivity in Education (IPE), is part of a national effort to identify higher-performing schools and districts that are improving student outcomes. Mission Valley Elementary and Vickers Elementary are two of 855 public schools in Texas to be recognized.
The 2018 - 2019 Honor Roll is developed by Educational Results Partnership (ERP), a nonprofit organization that applies data science to help improve student outcomes and career readiness. ERP maintains the nation’s largest database on student achievement and utilizes this data to identify higher-performing schools and districts. Schools that receive the ERP Honor Roll distinction have demonstrated consistent high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement levels over time, and a reduction in achievement gaps among student populations. For high schools, the ERP Honor Roll recognition also includes measures of college readiness.
“We are proud to be recognized as an ERP Honor Roll School by educational and business leaders in Texas,” said Eric Amsler, Mission Valley Elementary School principal. “Our teachers and staff are committed to reaching higher levels of academic achievement and continuously improving our practices. Our Mustangs come to school each and every day with a passion and dedication to learn. Our community supports our commitment to the work that will bring our success. As we are so proud of this recognition, we will still remain ‘humble and kind’, as we find new opportunities to improve to ensure success for all students.”
"We are excited to be named a Texas Honor Roll school for the third time in the past four years. This award is an indication that we are adding exceptional value to our students' education and consistently reaching the higher levels of achievement,” said Troy White, Vickers Elementary School principal. “We credit this success to a strong partnership between administration, teachers, staff, students, and parents. Each are invaluable and together we are even stronger.”
“The Honor Roll is the only school and district recognition program in Texas based solely on objective achievement data,” said Marilyn Reznick, ERP board chair. “Our goal is to guide other educators to data-informed best practices for raising student achievement.”
“ERP is all about improving educational equity and promoting career readiness for all students, regardless of their family income, background or ZIP code,” said James Lanich, Ph.D., ERP president and CEO. “These Honor Roll schools and districts are living proof that our students can succeed when schools are committed to removing educational obstacles and accelerating student success. By focusing attention on these bright spots among our schools, we hope to change the conversation from ‘what’s wrong’ to ‘what’s working,’ and encourage others to replicate their success.”
In Texas, the ERP Honor Roll program is supported by numerous businesses and organizations, including the Texas Business Leadership Council, American Automobile Association (AAA) Texas, Macy’s, Wells Fargo, Chevron Corporation and Enterprise Holdings Foundation.
To access the ERP Honor Roll, visit www.edresults.org.
About Educational Results Partnership
Educational Results Partnership (ERP) is a nonprofit organization that applies data science to help improve student outcomes and career readiness throughout our educational system. In partnership with educators and employers, ERP charts the pathways that lead to academic success and living-wage jobs. ERP’s goal is to ensure that more students are equipped to enter the workforce with the skills today’s global economy demands.