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How to Access Your Child's Scores

You can view scores for your child in Skyward Family AccessStep-by-step directions are available at this link. Scores will be viewable beginning approximately  June 30, See TEA update below.


Your child's complete state assessment history is contained in the Texas Assessment Student Portal. Results are uploaded to this portal the day after the districts' receive scores. You will need your child's six digit Unique Access Code, if your child tested in Dickinson ISD last year, you may find the code in Skyward Family Access. Additional access information.


Reporting Updates

May 2022 STAAR Grades 3–8

Due to the impact of COVID-19, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) is running additional analyses on the data as part of an enhanced due diligence process. Results are now tentatively scheduled to be available next week in the family and analytic portals.

Please note, STAAR Report Cards (SRCs) available in TIDE should NOT be distributed to parents prior to the results being finalized and shown in the family portal. The TEA will hold all printed SRCs until all additional data analyses have been completed and the family portal has been updated.

TEA will provide another update on the timing of the data release to district and region testing coordinators as soon as possible.








Credit by Exam for Acceleration (with no prior instruction)

DISD CBE for Acceleration Procedures

DISD CBE for Acceleration Registration Form


SAT Testing

The SAT will be administered at Dickinson High School. Home-schooled students may participate. Please complete this form and return it to Dr. Angie Estes at Dickinson High School. Registration is due by February 18 and the test is scheduled for March 23.





Parent’s Guide to MAP Growth

MAP Growth uses a RIT scale to accurately measure what students know, regardless of their grade level. It also measures growth over time, allowing you to track your child’s progress throughout the school year and across multiple years. Once your child completes a MAP Growth test, they receive a RIT score.


The RIT scale precisely measures student performance, regardless of whether they’re performing on, above, or below grade level.


How do schools and teachers use MAP Growth scores?
Teachers can use the score to inform instruction, personalize learning, and monitor the growth of individual students. Principals and administrators can use the scores to see the performance and progress of a grade level, school, or the entire district.

How often will my child take MAP Growth tests?
DISD will provide MAP Growth tests to students at the beginning, middle, and end of the school year (in the fall, winter, and spring).

Is MAP Growth a standardized test?
Unlike a standardized test, MAP Growth is administered periodically during the school year.  Instead of asking all students the same questions, it adjusts to each child’s performance.

Retention Requests

SB 1697 enacted a Parental Option for Student Retention, which allows parents or guardians to opt to have their childrepeat prekindergarten;

  • enroll in prekindergarten if the child was eligible to enroll in prekindergarten in the previous school year and has not yet enrolled in kindergarten;
  • repeat kindergarten;
  • enroll in kindergarten if the child would have enrolled in kindergarten in the previous school year and has no yet enrolled in first grade;
  • for grades one through three, repeat the grade the student was enrolled in the previous school year;
  • for grades four through eight, repeat the grade the student was enrolled in during the 2020-2021 school year; and
  • for courses taken for high school credit, repeat any course in which the student was enrolled during the 2020-2021 school year.

If you are interested in requesting Student Retention, you must complete this form. All requests must be submitted prior to 4:00 p.m. on August 1.


1. Parent/Guardian and student decide that repeating an allowed course or grade level is appropriate for the student.
2. Parent completes the form (link above) and submits the information.
3. Campus will receive the form and review the information.

  • If the campus agrees with the request, they will make the requested schedule change.
  • If the campus does not agree with the request, they will form a review committee which includes the parent.
  • The parent will meet with the committee, the campus will communicate their concerns.
  • If the parent agrees with the committee, no further action is necessary.
  • If the parent does not agree with the committee, they will request that the school process the request and update the student schedule.

2020-2021 State Academic Accountability Rating:Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster

Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas:B (Above Standard Achievement)

2021 State Accreditation Status:ACCREDITED



State Accountability

2021 State Academic Accountability Ratings

*All Districts and Schools Were Not Rated in 2021 Due to COVID-19*

Given the impact of COVID-19, all districts and schools received a label of Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster for their 2021 accountability ratings. Labels and data shown below reflect prior year(s) accountability outcomes. Click here to read more information.

2020 Accountability Ratings System (Texas Education Agency)

  • 2019 State Academic Accountability Ratings will remain posted until 2022 ratings are available.
  • No rating were issued in 2020 due to COVID. 
  • All districts and schools received a label of Not Rated for 2021 due to the impact of COVID-19.


Texas Education Agency Accountability Resources

2019 Accountability Rating System

The new website contains interactive accountability rating summaries and detailed reports for each district, campus, and open-enrollment charter school in the state of Texas ( is optimized for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari).



Annual Report

The 2020-2021 DISD Annual Report was presented to the school Board on January 11, 2022. You may view the full report by clicking here.


State Report Card

If a parent would like a paper copy of the school report card, please contact the campus and you will be provided with a print copy.

Federal Report Card

Federal report cards for the state, the district, and each of Dickinson ISD's campuses are now available for viewing. Dickinson ISD is sharing this information about the district and campuses as part of its obligation under the Federal Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA).The explanation of Federal Report Cards can be found by clicking here.

If a parent would like a paper copy of the school report card, please contact the campus and you will be provided with a print copy.

Letter from Superintendent Carla Voelkel/ Carta de la Superintendente Carla Voelkel


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