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1 in 12 TX seniors won't graduate because of failed TAKS tests

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Friday, May 27, 2011 - 6:29pm

The last round of TAKS tests are done, and statewide results are in.

Across the state, one out of every 12 texas seniors--or more than 22,000-- won't be getting their diploma because they didn't pass.

Those seniors must retake the test and have a chance to graduate in the fall.

In East Texas, many schools like Tyler ISD are still gathering the scores together.  Some districts like Lindale ISD will not release results until July when students have retaken the test.

Here are some schools that shared their scores with us:  (percentage of students district-wide that passed in each subject)

Troup ISD: reading: 94%, math: 89%, science: 90%, writing: 100%.

Jacksonville ISD: reading: 90%, math: 86%, science: 82%, and writing: 97%

Longview ISD: reading: 81% math: 74%, science 70%, writing: 87%

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