Advertisement

Texas News

News > News > Texas News > 90 percent of school districts met Texas' standard

90 percent of school districts met Texas' standard

The Texas Education Agency says 90 percent of districts and 85 percent of schools statewide meet the state's minimum education standards, and many earned distinctions.

The agency made the announcement Friday as it continues to overhaul an accountability system that will eventually hand out letter grades.

The agency said 750 schools and 76 districts require improvement.

More than 4,400 campuses that met the standard earned some kind of distinction in categories that included student progress and academic achievement in areas including English, math, science and social studies.

Texas is in the process of remaking how it rates school districts and individual campuses after complaints from Education Commissioner Michael Williams, top state legislators and parents and teachers that too much emphasis was placed on standardized test scores. 

(Photo:Shutterstock/Vic Hinterlang) UPDATE: 4:13 At least ten people are dead and ten wounded, most of them...
The former city manager of the South Texas town of Crystal City has been sentenced to 35 years in federal prison...
A group of nearly 60 officials from communities hit hard by Hurricane Harvey is asking Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to...
The statewide gas price average in Texas is now $2.70 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA...
All lanes of the I-35 frontage road at Wonder World in San Marcos are closed due to an earlier oil spill. The City...