Fri July 29, 2011
Texas School Accountability Ratings Due Today
The Texas Education Commissioner will release this year's school ratings at 1 p.m. Austin ISD will hold a news conference to talk about its results at 2 p.m.
The annual accountability ratings helps parents compare their children's schools to others in the district or state. Consistently low performing schools risk being shut down.
The ratings are compiled through a combination of standardized test scores, graduation rates and drop-out rates. Schools are categorized as exemplary, recognized, academically acceptable and academically unacceptable.
Check back on kutnews.org as the ratings are released.