TEA announces district awards

Texas Education Agency recently announced its 2010 District Gold Performance Acknowledgement Awards. The awards are as follows:• Sweetwater ISD: (1) Recognized District; Social Studies-Commended Performance• Sweetwater High School: (1) Academically Acceptable Campus; Social Studies-Commended Performance• Sweetwater Middle School: (2) Recognized Campus; Writing-Commended Performance; Social Studies-Commended Performance• East Ridge Elementary: (2) Exemplary Campus; Reading/English Language Arts – Commended Performance; Mathematics - Commended Performance• Sweetwater Intermediate School: (2) Exemplary Campus; Mathematics – Commended Performance; Science – Commended Performance• Southeast Elementary: (2) Exemplary Campus; Reading/English Language Arts – Commended Performance; Mathematics – Commended Performance• Hobbs Alternative Ed Co-op: AEA; Academically Acceptable CampusThe Gold Performance Acknowledgment (GPA) system acknowledges districts and campuses for high performance on indicators other than those used to determine accountability ratings. The percent of students earning a commended score must be a minimum of 30% (formerly 25%) in all subgroups for each academic area to earn this award.