Fewer Than Half of Texas Schools Meet Federal Requirements

The Texas Education Agency announced on Wednesday that fewer than half of Texas schools met yearly requirements set by the federal government under the No Child Left Behind Act.  

In a press release, the agency said heightened federal standards this year are the reason that only 44 percent of Texas campuses achieved the goal of an 87 percent passing rate for reading and an 83 percent passing rate for math on state standardized tests. Sixty-six percent of Texas schools met the federal requirements last year, when the passing rate goals were 80 percent for reading and 75 percent for math ...

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