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: