Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees Approves Targeted Improvement Plans

The Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees approved targeted improvement plans for three schools during a called meeting, reaffirming the district’s commitment to address students’ individual learning needs and the unique needs of each campus. State accountability systems required that the Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees adopt Texas Accountability Intervention Systems (TAIS) improvement plans for Briargate Elementary, Ridgemont Elementary and Christa McAuliffe Middle schools due to the schools’ designation of “Improvement Required” in the 2015 Accountability Ratings.

The plans outline the district’s ongoing efforts to address campus needs and improve student achievement. District administrators worked closely with campus administrators throughout the development of the TAIS plans, using state accountability data and campus input to identify specific areas of improvement, as well as solutions that will ultimately improve student instruction.

“Our campuses have unique needs, so we know we need targeted instruction that goes way beyond a one-size-fits-all approach,” said Dr. Phillys Hill, Fort Bend ISD’s Chief Academic Officer. “When data shows that our students are not performing at the standards expected by the state – and our community – it is imperative that we act with a sense of urgency to help our students succeed. It is not up to our students to improve. It is up to us to improve systems.”

The targeted improvement plans will also provide deliberate, school-wide, positive behavior supports with a focus on relationship building between students, parents and community organizations.