Houston ISD has been named a Three-Star District in the Texas Comptroller’s Financial Allocation Study for Texas, or FAST.
FAST examines both academic progress and spending at Texas’ school districts and campuses.
According to the study, HISD has a “high” spending index and received a three-out-of-five-star rating.
Five stars reflect the strongest relative progress combined with the lowest relative spending.
Released from the office of Susan Combs, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, the FAST rating system identifies districts and schools that have high academic achievement and cost-effective operations.
The FAST report was commissioned by the Texas Legislature in 2009 as a result of HB3 to “develop a method to compare school districts on a level playing field.”
For more information about FAST and to read how districts are scored, visit www.fastexas.org.