Under New State Ratings, Most Schools Met Standards

The vast majority of the state's public schools met the standards set by new state accountability ratings debuted by the Texas Education Agency on Thursday. 

Under the new system, districts and campuses are placed in two categories, "met standard" or "needs improvement." They are judged on how well they do across four areas: student achievement; student progress; closing performance gaps between low-achieving demographics; and post-secondary readiness.

The state agency announced Thursday that almost 93 percent of Texas school districts and charters achieved the first designation. When broken down by campuses, about 91 percent did.

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