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AISD hits state benchmarks

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by Nina Hernandez

The Austin Independent School District Superintendent Paul Cruz said in a press release on Tuesday he was proud of the progress the district has made in the last year when it comes to student achievement. That statement came in the wake of preliminary accountability ratings released by the Texas Education Agency. That report found 117 of the AISD schools met the standard or alternate standard, the two highest out of four ratings they can earn. Once schools have met standard, the state will recognize them with Distinction Designations for hitting certain benchmarks. Altogether, 58 of AISD schools earned over 160 designations in student achievement, student progress, closing performance gaps and postsecondary readiness. And five schools – the Liberal Arts and Science Academy along with Blackshear, Blazier, Cowan and Gullett elementary schools – earned all of them. “Thanks to our teachers and principals who work hard every day to ensure students are college-, career- and life-ready,” Cruz concluded.

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