New ratings coming from Texas Education Agency - Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com

New ratings coming from Texas Education Agency

By CHRIS TOMLINSON
Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Education Agency is rolling out a new accountability system for districts and individual schools this year that will change how they are rated.

Education Commissioner Michael Williams will release the new ratings on Thursday using a system intended to better reflect how well schools prepare the state's children for adulthood.

The new system takes into account more than just the STAAR standardized tests. Four indexes contribute to a school's rating, including a student's achievement on the STAAR test, the student's progress, how well the school closes the performance gap for disadvantaged kids and a student's readiness for life after high school.

Williams called the new accountability system more comprehensive than the previous one and will reward schools that more quickly help low-performing students catch up to state standards.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

KDFW FOX 4
400 N. Griffin Street
Dallas, Texas 75202

Main Station Directory:
(214) 720-4444
News Fax:
(214) 720-3263 or (214) 720-3333

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices