Ricardo Elementary and Ricardo Middle schools announced recently that they have both been named to the 2018-19 Honor Roll for their high achievement in student success. The program, presented by Educational Results Partnership, is part of a national effort to identify higher-performing schools and districts that are improving student outcomes. Ricardo Elementary and Ricardo Middle schools are among 855 public schools in Texas to be recognized.
The 2018-19 Honor Roll was developed by Educational Results Partnership, 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 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 honor roll recognition also includes measures of college readiness.
“We are honored to be recognized by educational and business leaders as an Honor Roll School,” said Ricardo Elementary School Principal Marci Braswell. “We are continually striving to increase academic achivement and improve educational outcomes for all of our students. Our teachers and adminstrators are fully commited and we are thrilled to see their hard work and dedication produce such positive results.”
“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.”