Texas Schools See Bump in Ratings Despite Slipping STAAR Results

The number of schools failing academic standards dropped this year even as students have continued to struggle on state tests, according to results released by the Texas Education Agency today.The state had 44 districts and 371 campuses rated as the failing "improvement required," down from 57 and 445 respectively.Dallas ISD saw a drop from 21 campuses rated "improvement required" to 15 campuses. But the district must work on its chronically failing schools or risk harsh state intervention.The district's longest struggling school, Browne Middle School, which had failed five years in a row, met the state standard this year. But a handful have failed five years in a row: Edison Middle Learning center, Carr Elementary, Titche Elementary and Carver elementary, which was closed down at the end of the school year. J.W. Ray has failed four years in a row.  Continue reading...

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