Many West Texas Schools Fail Federal Standards

By Sarah Snyder
NewsWest 9

The Adequate Yearly Progress results were released on Tuesday and many West Texas schools didn't pass. 

Midland and Ector districts tell us the number of schools in our area missing AYP is going up.

The Midland district as a whole met the federal standards, but the three high schools: Midland, Midland Lee, and Coleman did not. 

For Big Spring ISD, the entire district missed reading and math performance and Big Spring high failed in math. 

Now for Ector County, the entire district missed reading, math, and graduation rates. 

Permian and Odessa High didn't make their reading and math scores, and six Ector junior high schools also missed the rating. 
Ector County ISD tells us the results are lower this year because they were configured differently. 

For the first time they've added special education testing to the equation. 

Midland and Ector plan to use the results to determine their areas of weakness and how they can improve.