Facts about Achievement
Here are a few facts about student achievement in Texas public schools:
- The percentage of students graduating on the state’s Recommended or more rigorous Distinguished high school program has increased steadily over the last three years.
- The percentage of students completing Advanced or Dual Credit courses has increased steadily over the last three years. Additionally, Texas ranked 13th among the states in student’s achieving high scores on Advanced Placement exams.
- 84.3% of the Class of 2010 graduated from high school in four years. The graduation rate has increased over the past three years, including economically disadvantaged students and all ethnic subgroups, though substantial gaps among subgroups still exist.
- The dropout rate for the Class of 2010 was 7.3%. High school dropout rates have decreased over the last three years, including economically disadvantaged students and in all ethic subgroups. However, there are still substantial disparities in dropout rates among ethnic subgroups.
- 14 Texas public high schools rank among the top 100 schools in the nation according to Newsweek and U.S. News &World Report.
- Texas eighth grade students rank 10th among all states on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) math test, indicating that Texas is doing well in preparing children for the engineering and technical jobs.
July 3, 2012