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ISD earned an "academically acceptable" accountability rating from

the Texas Education Agency despite the fact that three of its four

campuses received unacceptable ratings. Dublin's middle,

intermediate and elementary schools were the only campuses in Erath

County rated "academically unacceptable" and are among 5 percent of

public schools in the state with the same rating.

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High School received an "academically acceptable" rating.

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district as a whole was rated "acceptable" because overall DISD

test results met minimum standards.

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Superintendent Shaun Barnett identified math and science as

"problem areas" administration has already begun addressing.

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leadership team of Dublin ISD is going to put every available

resource in to play to improve our accountability ratings and

increase student success," Barnett said. "We have some areas of

concern in math and science that we are going to continue

addressing as well as maintaining our performance levels we

achieved in reading and language arts."

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followed a statewide trend of 528 schools earning lower

accountability ratings in 2011 compared to previous years,

following TEA discontinuing use of the Texas Projection Measure.

The measure included academic improvement, as opposed to meeting

minimum standards, of each student and campus in calculating

accountability ratings.