District and All Eanes Schools Achieve AYP
The Eanes Independent School District and all nine schools achieved Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in 2012 as determined by federal school accountability standards, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) announced this week.
All Eanes ISD schools have earned the designation each year since the inception of the AYP system in 2003.
A school or district met AYP requirements based on the following measures:
- 87 percent or more of their students passed the state reading/English language arts test;
- 83 percent of their students passed the state mathematics test;
- 95 percent of their students participated in the state testing program and, depending on the grade level, had either a 75 percent graduation rate or a 90 percent attendance rate.
The 2012 AYP evaluations are based on 10th grade Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) results and scores on the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) tests for grades 3-8. Because passing standards have not been set yet for the STAAR for all most grades, the TEA conducted a bridge study to determine the raw score on the STAAR that is equivalent to the TAKS passing standards.
Statewide, just 27.6 percent of districts and 44.2 percent of campuses received the AYP designation. Under the current structure of the No Child Left Behind Act, the passing standards in the federal accountability system must rise to passing rates of 100 percent on the mathematics and reading tests by 2014.
“I compliment our excellent staff in the fact that even though the federal bar has been raised, our students continue to make high marks,” said Dr. Nola Wellman, Superintendent of Schools. “For years we have set our goals toward the highest standards on state tests to prepare students for increasing expectations by providing additional support to students.”
For more information on AYP, please visit http://www.tea.state.tx.us/ayp/.