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73 AISD Schools Earn 220 Distinction Designations from the Texas Education Agency

Eight AISD campuses earn every distinction designation possible

Austin ISD's students performed well under the state's accountability system with 111 schools meeting the standard on all components, the highest designation given by the Texas Education Agency.
 
In the preliminary release of data by the TEA, 73 AISD schools earned 220 distinction designations for outstanding performance in student achievement, student progress or postsecondary readiness.
 
Three AISD secondary schools: Anderson and LASA high schools and the Ann Richards Young Women's Leadership Academy were among just 153 statewide to earn a distinction in every category.
 
Five AISD elementary schools: Lee, Zavala, Graham, Hart and Blazier, earned all five distinction designations available to elementary schools.
 
These numbers are up from 2014, when 70 schools earned a total of 205 distinction designations.
 
"We are proud of our students who continue to perform well under the state's assessments. Their success reflects the hard work and performance we see every day in our classrooms throughout Austin," said Superintendent Paul Cruz. "As state performance standards continue to increase, AISD students are performing exceedingly well-and they are graduating at record rates."
 
For more information, please visit the TEA website.
 
2015 Austin ISD Campus Distinction Designations Earned
Distinction Designation
Earned
Academic Achievement in Reading/English Language Arts
47
Academic Achievement in Mathematics
11
Academic Achievement in Science
37
Academic Achievement in Social Studies
12
Top 25 Percent:  Student Progress
39
Top 25 Percent:  Closing Performance Gaps
30
Postsecondary Readiness
44
Total
220
Source: TEA data tables.
 
 
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