CCISD meets No Child Left Behind standards

August 24, 2009 7:40:00 AM PDT
Preliminary results released by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) indicate all Clear Creek ISD campuses met the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) standards required by the annual federal evaluation system. The only exception is Seabrook Intermediate School which was not evaluated due to an exemption because of Hurricane Ike.The No Child Left Behind federal evaluations are based on participation and passing rates on state math and English language arts/reading tests for grades 3-8 and 10, graduation rates for high schools and districts, and attendance rates for elementary and middle schools.

For the 2008 -- 2009 school year 94% of CCISD students met the reading/English language standard compared to the AYP target of 67%. In math, 91% of CCISD students met the federal standard compared to the AYP target of 58%. The 2008 graduation rate for CCISD is 92.3% for all students compared to the AYP target of 70%. Schools and districts must also meet a participation standard in reading and math, testing at least 95 percent of their students in each subject.

"The passing standards are beginning to rise sharply as school districts work to reach the No Child Left Behind mandate that 100 percent of students pass their math and reading tests by 2014. Districts had to significantly increase passing rates in reading and mathematics this year just to maintain a Meets AYP designation," said Commissioner of Education Robert Scott.

According to the TEA 80% of Texas schools and districts met AYP standards required by the annual federal evaluation system.

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