LISD Fails to Meet Federal Requirements - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/15/08

LISD Fails to Meet Federal Requirements

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Newly released ratings show all four high schools in Lubbock ISD have failed to meet academic requirements put in place by the federal government.  

The adequate yearly progress results were released Tuesday and Lubbock ISD says the district was comparable to those across the state.

For the first time this year, students with learning disabilities were tested at grade levels rather than ability.

"We're responsible for student's success, and we're not trying to back away from that at all." said Wayne Havens, Lubbock ISD Superintendent. "We're trying to say let's do it with an instrument that promotes student's success."

The standards include scores on the TAKS test, graduation rates for high schools, and attendance rates for elementary schools.

Havens said LISD schools are already in the process of improving their standards. "(We will) give greater support to our teachers, give greater emphasis and remove roadblocks that will allow our parents to feel like they can be more involved on our campuses with their son or daughters education."

Estacado High School came up short for the second year in a row, which gives students the option to transfer to another campus. 

Schools in the Lubbock-Cooper and Frenship Independent School District met requirements.

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