TEA News Releases Online
Dec. 17, 2009
Final Adequate Yearly Progress results show
that 81 percent of Texas schools and districts meet standards
AUSTIN – Final Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) evaluations released by the Texas Education Agency today show that 81 percent of schools and 81 percent of districts met or exceeded the 2009 federal Adequate Yearly Progress standards.
Following the release of preliminary AYP results in August, the agency received a total of 123 appeals. Of the 38 district appeals submitted, eight appeals were granted that resulted in the district’s AYP status changing from Missed AYP to Meets AYP. Of the 85 campus appeals submitted, 40 appeals were granted that changed the school’s status.
Federal AYP evaluations are based on: participation and passing rates on the reading and mathematics Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) tests for grades 3-8 and 10; graduation rates for high schools and districts; and attendance rates for elementary and middle schools.
Final district and campus AYP results are available at http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/ayp/index.html