Dec. 19, 2008
Seventy-five percent of Texas schools meet Adequate Yearly Progress standards, final results show
AUSTIN – Final Adequate Yearly Progress evaluations released by the Texas Education Agency today show that 75 percent of the schools and 67 percent of school districts met or exceeded the 2008 federal Adequate Yearly Progress standards.
The federal evaluations are based on:
- student graduation rates for high schools and districts;
- attendance rates for elementary schools; and
- passing rates and participation rates on state reading and mathematics tests for grades 3-8 and 10.
Preliminary AYP results were released in October. Appeals did little to change the final results. The percentage of schools meeting AYP remained at 75 percent after the appeals process. The number of districts meeting AYP standards was 66 percent when the preliminary results were released and moved to 67 percent after the issuance of the final results.
District and campus AYP results are available at: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/ayp/.
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