Most East Texas school districts, campuses fail to meet federal standards
POSTED: Monday, August 13, 2012 - 12:33pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - 10:23am
Longview,TX — Dozens of East Texas school districts and hundreds of campuses failed to meet Adequate Yearly Progress standards set by the U.S. Department of Education.
The federal report card released by the Texas Education Agency showed all Gregg County school districts except White Oak ISD failed to meet standards.
Statewide, 72 percent of school districts and 48 percent of campuses failed to meet the standards.
Many area school superintendents are criticizing the federal accountability standard, saying it is “a moving target” based on one test that doesn’t adequately measure student performance.
And some superintendents said they will no longer allow the No Child Left Behind Act and their federal accountability rating to say how well children in East Texas are being taught.
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