Big Spring ISD Fails to Meet AYP Standards

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

BIG SPRING - On Thursday, NewsWest 9 reported that Midland ISD and Ector County ISD failed to meet AYP requirements.

Well Big Spring ISD was among the more than 70 percent of Texas school districts to not meet the almost unrealistic standards set by the "No Child Left Behind Act."

All but three campuses in Big Spring ISD failed in both reading and math.

The standards require 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.