Texas education agency: 84% of schools met standard

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Monday, August 12, 2013

he Texas Education Agency says 92 percent of districts and nearly 85 percent of Texas schools meet the state’s minimum standards.

The agency released ratings for schools and districts using a new accountability system on Thursday.

Education Commissioner Michael Williams scrapped the old system that relied on standardized test scores and did away with the old ratings. The new accountability system uses test scores, graduation rates and college admission exams to calculate indexes for student achievement, student progress, student readiness for college or work and how well a school is helping disadvantaged children.

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