DALLAS ISD STUDENT OUTCOME GOALS
Our mission in Dallas ISD is to educate all students for success. Our vision is to be a premier urban school district. We will achieve our mission and vision by focusing on student outcomes.
- Student achievement on state assessments in all subjects in Domain 1 will increase from 46 to 58 by June 2024.
- Student achievement on the third-grade state assessment in reading at the Meets performance level or above shall increase from 40.0% to 56.0% by June 2024.
- Student achievement on the third-grade state assessment in mathematics at the Meets performance level or above shall increase from 42.3% to 56.0% by June 2024.
- The percent of graduates who are college, career, or military ready (CCMR) from Domain 1 will increase from 42.0% to 54.0% by June 2024.
- Middle-grade (grades 6-8) student achievement on state assessments in all subjects in Domain 1 will increase from 40 to 50 by June 2024.
To achieve these goals, my priorities as a board member include:
A Strong Start for All Students
I believe in the power of early childhood education and have voted to increase our investment in our youngest learners. In the last three years, I have voted to:
- Strengthen and expand access to Pre-K for Dallas families through partnerships with local childcare centers
- Provide scholarships and tuition rates for eligible Pre-K families
Positive Learning Environment
All students can excel. I believe in creating a safe, supportive, and properly-resourced environment for students to thrive. In the last three years, I have voted to:
- Retain our most effective teachers and principals at our highest-need schools
- Establish Reset Centers as a proactive approach to out-of-school suspensions
- Place the Bond 2020 on the ballot- it was approved by voters as the single largest bond in Texas public school history and will fund major capital projects impacting every single Dallas ISD campus
- Expand Operation Connectivity to close the digital divide- our community of Southeast Dallas, Seagoville, and Balch Springs was identified as areas with more families in need to connect to reliable, high-speed internet at home
- Expand access to extracurricular activities with a goal for all elementary & middle school campuses to offer programming
Prepared for Life
I am most passionate about ensuring every student is prepared to succeed after high school, whether through college, vocational, or technical training and education. I have voted to:
- Enact the first district-wide College and Career Readiness policy, aimed at significantly and strategically increasing DISD’s investment in early career exploration and preparation and expanding the support of College Access Providers (CAP) for year-round advising
- Establish career institutes in every quadrant of Dallas where students can earn industry-based certifications in high-demand fields leading to living-wage jobs
- Establish a student outcome goal centered on students testing college-ready and enrolling in college, career, or technical education after high school
- Continue partnerships in our P-Tech, B-Tech, and Early College High Schools with over 180 industry partners to increase employment and internship opportunities