Education
3:15 pm
Tue December 14, 2010

Austin ISD Fails To Meet Federal Academic Standards For Second Year

We already knew the Austin Independent School District missed federal Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) standards this year, but the district held out hope it could appeal and improve its ranking.

AISD did successfully appeal a Reagan High School ranking that said the northeast Austin high school failed to meet a target in math for students with limited English proficiency. The district improved results in that group by 34 percent over the previous year, and the US Department of Education granted the appeal.

But today the final AYP numbers were issued and five AISD schools still failed to meet federal standards. The district as a whole also missed AYP, although it was recognized by the state earlier this year as "academically acceptable."

Austin ISD has 124 schools and more than three-fifths of its 86,000 students qualify for free and reduced lunch programs. Almost a third of AISD students have limited English proficiency.  

Here are the final 2010 AYP rankings for some other districts in Central Texas, along with their state rating. You can see the full list of Texas districts here.

  • Eanes ISD - Met AYP - Ranked "exemplary" by the state
  • Del Valle ISD - Missed AYP - Ranked "recognized" by the state
  • Dripping Springs ISD - Met AYP - Ranked "exemplary" by the state
  • Georgetown ISD - Met AYP - Ranked "academically acceptable" by the state
  • Lago Vista ISD - Met AYP - Ranked "exemplary" by the state
  • Lake Travis ISD - Met AYP - Ranked "exemplary" by the state
  • Leander ISD - Met AYP - Ranked "recognized" by the state
  • Hays CISD - Met AYP - Ranked "academically acceptable" by the state
  • Pflugerville ISD - Met AYP - Ranked "recognized" by the state
  • Round Rock - Met AYP - Ranked "recognized" by the state
  • San Marcos CISD - Met AYP - Ranked "recognized" by the state
  • Wimberly ISD - Met AYP - Ranked "recognized" by the state
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