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September 30, 2013: Commissioner of Education Michael Williams announced that the State of Texas has secured a conditional waiver from the U.S. Department of Education for specific provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), commonly known as the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001. Commissioner Williams initiated the waiver process earlier this year to give the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and more than 1,200 school districts and charters additional flexibility.

Under key components of the state's NCLB waiver, Texas schools will no longer be designated as having met or made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). Instead of federal designations for all schools in Texas, only the lowest performing 15 percent of schools will be identified as Priority or Focus Schools. Those schools will be subject to a series of federally-prescribed interventions.

The NCLB waiver granted to Texas does not affect any student assessments currently required under federal law. The complete waiver request - including the approval letter from Secretary Duncan - is available for viewing on the Texas Education Agency website.

2011 Federal Accountability Ratings (AYP)
Summary of Preliminary Results
District Report
Campus Report

Contact Information
Brenda Cruz
512-570-0259

Deb Jacobson
512-570-0262

Title 1 NCLB Reports for 2012