MIDLAND, TX (KWES) - The Texas Education Agency announced last week that the Washington STEM Academy’s state rating has been upgraded from Improvement Required to Met Standard.
The ruling is in response to an appeal filed by Midland ISD in September, requesting that the TEA reevaluate the rating.
The district contends that test results from some students should be excluded from the cumulative average, because of a technical error in the online STAAR testing that occurred statewide. The TEA agreed, and granted the appeal.
Washington’s overall campus rating improved to a 62, and campuses need an overall score of 60 to earn a Met Standard rating.
The TEA has already noted the update on it’s website, and the rating will be noted as Met Standard.