To receive this achievement in Mathematics the school must have at least 60% of their students to pass the STAAR test. The school is then placed in a comparison group with 40 other similar schools. Moss Elementary placed in the top 5% of these schools in Mathematics.
Although these are great achievements for any school, Moss Elementary will no longer qualify for TEA Distinctions because they do not have a testing grade level since they now only have Kindergarten through 2nd grade.
Kaitlin Jeffrey, Principal at Moss Elementary, says that it’s okay because the school is glad that they were able to close out their last testing year on a high note, and that for Big Spring ISD it shows that they are making strides in the right direction. Principal Jeffrey went on to say that their new goal at Moss is to going to do their part as a K-2 campus to ensure that the students they send to 3rd grade are ready to help their next school earn distinctions.