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North Texas School Districts Receive College Readiness Distinction


The Texas Education Agency has just released its 2014 accountability ratings for schools, and several North Texas school districts received a distinction designation for post-secondary readiness.

The school districts that received the designation were Carroll,  Highland Park, Hurst-Euless-Bedford and Richardson. 

The TEA's assessment covered 1,200 school districts and charters, and more than 8,500 campuses. The ratings are based on factors including student achievement, student progress, closing performing gaps, and post-secondary readiness. 

Ninety percent of Texas schools and charters achieved the 'Met Standard' rating. 

In Dallas ISD, more than 80 percent of the schools met the required performance standards set by the TEA. The number of DISD schools "needing improvement" is 42. Last year, it was 34 -- almost a 25 percent increase. "Needing Improvement" is the lowest rating the TEA gives out. 

Here's the detailed report for the district: 

State Accountability Results For DISD

Former KERA staffer Krystina Martinez was an assistant producer. She produced local content for Morning Edition and She also produced The Friday Conversation, a weekly series of conversations with North Texas newsmakers. Krystina was also the backup newscaster for the Texas Standard.
Bill Zeeble has been a full-time reporter at KERA since 1992, covering everything from medicine to the Mavericks and education to environmental issues.