Mission Valley Elementary School and Vickers Elementary School have been named to the 2017 - 2018 Educational Results Partnership Honor Roll for its high achievement and student success. 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 729 public schools in Texas to be recognized.
The 2017 - 2018 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 second time in the past three years. This award, in addition to the six Distinction Designations awarded to Vickers by the Texas Education Agency, are an indication that we are adding exceptional value to our students' education,” said Steve Carroll, Vickers Elementary School principal. “We credit this success to a strong partnership between administration, teachers, students, and parents. Each are invaluable and together we are even stronger.”
“Educational success must be data-informed,” said Greg Jones, ERP board chairman. “These Honor Roll schools and districts are improving student achievement and we have the data to prove it. It’s critical that the business community support and promote educational success as today’s students are tomorrow’s workforce.”
“At ERP we are committed to closing achievement gaps and removing educational obstacles for historically disadvantaged students,” said James Lanich, Ph.D., ERP president and CEO. “These bright spot schools and districts are implementing programs and practices that are improving educational equity and accelerating student success. We need to shine a spotlight on their work and encourage others to replicate it.”
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.