By LIBBY CLUETT | firstname.lastname@example.org
Five of nine area school districts and nine of 18 evaluated campuses missed their 2012 federal Adequate Yearly Progress marks, according to preliminary results released for all Texas schools.
Gordon, Millsap, Palo Pinto and Santo ISDs were the only area districts to meet AYP this year.
Several individual campuses hit the mark for 2012, including Gordon School, Graford High School, Millsap High School and Middle School, Palo Pinto School, Perrin High School, Santo Elementary and High schools and MWISD’s Lamar Elementary (although its sampling number was small).
In 2011, three area districts and seven of campuses missed AYP.
Results for Texas public schools show a steep decline in the number of districts and campuses meeting the accountability provisions in the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Some local administrators and state education officials cite various reasons for the increase in districts and campuses missing their AYP goals, including more stringent requirements implemented this past year.
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