ERIC Number: ED432814
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Interim Report on Texas Public School, 1997. A Report to the 75th Texas Legislature.
Texas Education Agency, Austin. Office of Policy Planning and Research.
This report describes the status of Texas schools as required by state law. The document contains 6 chapters on the following topics: (1) student performance on state assessments; (2) student dropouts; (3) state performance on the academic excellence indicators; (4) district and campus performance in meeting state accountability standards; (5) deregulation and waivers; and (6) funds and expenditures of the Texas Education Agency. The highlights of the report indicate that nearly 75 percent of all students passed all tests taken on the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS) in 1997; mathematics performance has risen considerably, especially among minority groups; reading performance continues to improve as 84 percent of all students in grades 3-8 and 10 passed the reading TAAS in 1997, up from 77 percent 3 years ago; more students are taking the TAAS and fewer are being exempt; participation in advanced-placement examinations continues to increase; and from 1996 to 1997 the number of exemplary campuses rose by 73 percent and the number of recognized campuses increased by 24 percent. Although the annual dropout rate in 1995-96 stood at 1.8 percent for the second year in a row, enrollment in grades 7-12 rose by over 45,000 students, thus ameliorating the significance of this statistic. Finally, performance on the Algebra I end-of-course test rose from 28 percent passing in 1996 to 35 percent passing in 1997. (RJM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Annual Reports, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Excellence in Education, Public Schools, Student Evaluation, Student Improvement, Tables (Data)
Texas Education Agency, 1701 North Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701-1494; Tel: 512-463-9744; Web site: http://www.tea.state.tx.us
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Office of Policy Planning and Research.
Identifiers - Location: Texas