Lubbock ISD, Other Area School Districts Fail to Meet Federal Progress Standards
Only sixty-six percent of schools in the state met federal school rating standards this year.
Almost 5,600 Texas schools met the federal Adequate Yearly Progress standards, and Lubbock ISD, as well as some other area school districts are not included among them.
In 2010, 73 percent of the Texas students were required to pass the reading/English Language Arts test, while a 67 percent passing rate was needed on the mathematics test in order to meet AYP.
All four Lubbock ISD high schools missed AYP due to mathematics performance, and Monterey High School also scored below acceptable levels in reading. The district did not meet the AYP standard.
Lubbock-Cooper ISD missed AYP due to reading and mathematics performance, but Lubbock-Cooper High School met the standards. Lubbock-Cooper Middle School did not. Frenship ISD met AYP, but Frenship high school missed AYP due to mathematics performance.
Roosevelt ISD and Roosevelt High School met the AYP standard, as did Rotan ISD and Rotan High School, Shallowater ISD and Shallowater High, New Deal, New Home, and Abernathy.
Plainview ISD missed AYP due to reading performance, but Plainview High School met the standard. Both Levelland ISD and Levelland High missed the AYP.
Idalou ISD and Idalou High met AYP standards, but Idalou Middle School missed the standard.
Amarillo ISD missed the standard due to reading and mathematics performance. Only Amarillo High met AYP out of their high schools. Ector County ISD and their two high schools, Odessa and Permian High Schools missed AYP as well.
Texas Commissioner of Education Robert Scott said “Statewide, our passing rates on the TAKS test largely held steady this year. Those results coupled with the elimination of the Texas Projection Measure and rising federal standards caused fewer Texas schools to meet AYP this year.”
The most common reasons for Texas schools missing AYP targets were students missing required mathematics and reading passing rates in the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills test.
The complete list of AYP evaluations can be found here.