Thursday, the Texas Education Agency released the latest results from STARR testing for Texas elementary and intermediate school students. State law says students in the fifth and eighth grades must pass the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STARR) tests in reading and math to advance to the next grade
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The Texas Education Agency says that 56 percent of all schools in the state failed to meet the AYP standards. Overall, Lubbock ISD, Frenship ISD, and Lubbock-Cooper ISD failed to meet the standards.
Scott has served as TEA Commissioner since October 2007
New K-12 math curriculum standards for the state have been approved by the State Board of Education.
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.
Troubled Houston-area school district, North Forest Independent School District, will be shut down by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) in one year.