Midland ISD, ECISD Fail to Meet AYP Standards

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND/ODESSA - It really wasn't a surprise with almost unrealistic standards to meet, Midland ISD and Ector County ISD both failed to meet federal standards.

The school districts, along with 72 percent of districts in the state, did not meet the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) standards which were placed upon the state due to "No Child Left Behind."

Midland had only one school meet the requirements while ECISD had three.

The annual yearly progress requires that 87 percent of students pass reading and 83 percent pass math.

That's not taking into account socio-economic status, learning disabilities or behavioral problems.

That requirement will continue to go up eventually to 100 percent by 2014.