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To close out last school year, the Texas Education Agency announced Accountability Ratings for 2010 on July 30. I'm proud to report that 109 Austin schools — 99 percent of all regular campuses — met or exceeded the challenges of the state's increasing accountability standards — and 68 AISD campuses were rated Exemplary or Recognized! That's 62 percent of all our schools. Woo hoo!
These results are evidence of the hard work of AISD students, families, and staff. Everyone should be proud of our students' success, but keep in mind that these assessments are only one piece of the achievement picture. We must continue to work hard to improve student attendance, close the achievement gap, enhance the effectiveness of instruction for English Language Learners, and increase our graduation rates. I have the utmost confidence that our schools can and will meet these challenges, ensuring that our students graduate on time and ready for college or career.
You can read all the details of our 2010 Accountability Ratings on the AISD website. Here's the link: