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Chico meets fed standards, others fall short

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A majority of Wise County schools followed a state trend and failed to meet the Adequate Yearly Progresss standands according to results released Wednesday by the Texas Education Agency.
Chico ISD was the only district in the county and one of 28 percent statewide to meet the 2012 AYP requirements — 87 percent or more students passing reading tests, 83 percent passing math, 95 percent participating in state testing program, and 75 percent graduating or 90 percent attendance rate.
According to the TEA, the requirements for AYP this year were comparable to the Recognized or Exemplary level of performance in the 2011 state accountability system.
Along with graduation and attendance figures, the AYP evaluations this year were based on 10th grade scores on the TAKS test and scores from third through eighth-graders on the STARR.
All three Chico campuses met the standards. Statewide 44 percent of campuses met the federal requirements. Other local campuses meeting AYP were: Alvord High School, Bridgeport Elementary, Prairie View Elementary, Paradise Intermediate and Paradise Elementary.
Boyd, Bridgeport, Decatur and Paradise all made the preliminary School Improvement Status list for missing AYP for the same reason for two or more years. Boyd reached stage 3 for reading. Bridgeport, Decatur and Paradise are at stage 1 for math.
Districts under stage 1 must develop an improvement plan. After stage 1, schools must offer tutoring.
Bridgeport Middle School reached stage 2 for reading.