POSTED: Friday, August 6, 2010 - 6:34pm
UPDATED: Saturday, August 7, 2010 - 8:42pm
Tyler-- Higher guidelines cause four Tyler schools to fail the federal education standards this year. As a continuation of the No Child Left Behind Act, the standards are increased. Now, they are 10 percentage points higher than state standards.
Belle Elementary, Boulter Middle School, John Tyler High School, and Robert E. Lee High School failed to meet them.
Kim Tunnel with Tyler ISD says the performance among special education students caused the high schools to miss the mark. She says they will continue to do the same thing they have done next year: engage students in their learning and monitor their progress. She says the standards will continue to get higher until the schools meet the requirements.