Texas recently released the 2011-12 Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS) report. You can access the data here:
This report does not have results on students' performances on the State of Texas Assessments for Academic Readiness (STAAR) exams, "since performance standards have not been determined yet for the grades 3–8 STAAR assessments."
You can access student test results for the spring and summer 2012 STAAR end-of-course (EOC) assessments at the state, region, district, and campus levels here.
Below is a look at changes (from 2010-11 to 2011-12) in student demographics and a few other key categories. Stay tuned for additional information regarding Texas' educational standing.
The number of:
African American students: INCREASED by 2,534 (from 635,400 to 637,934)
Hispanic students: INCREASED by 62,215 (from 2,468,574 to 2,530,789)
Anglo students: DECREASED by 11,437 (from 1,531,757 to 1,520,320)
American Indian students: DECREASED by 1,233 (from 23,457 to 22,224)
Asian students: INCREASED by 7,842 (from 168,913 to 176,755)
Pacific Islander students: INCREASED by 121 (from 6,106 to 6,227)
The number of Economically Disadvantaged students INCREASED by 98,910 (from 2,909,554 to 3,008,464)
The number of students categorized as Limited English Proficient (LEP) INCREASED by 6,741 (from 830,795 to 837,536)
The number of students graduating on the Minimum High School Diploma INCREASED by 9,381 (from 48,391 to 57,772)
The number of students graduating on the Recommended or Distinguished High School Diploma INCREASED by 680 (from 232,129 to 232,809)
Students Enrolled in Bilingual/ESL Education INCREASED by 12,319 students (from 796,755 in 2010-11 to 809,074 in 2011-12)
The total number of Teachers DECREASED by 10,731 (from 334,876 to 324,145)
Bilingual/ESL Education Teachers DECREASED by 1,070 (from 18,301 to 17,231). That change represents a 6% loss.
Special Education Teachers DECREASED by 1,408 (from 30,385 to 28,977). That change represents a 5% loss.
Professional Support DECREASED by 2,176 (from 59,959 to 57,783)
Campus Administration (School Leadership) DECREASED by 276 (from 18,757 to 18,481)
Total number of Minority Staff DECREASED by 6,910 (from 291,704 to 284,794)
Total turnover rate for Teachers INCREASED from 11.9% to 12.6%
Sources: TEA, 2011 AEIS Report; TEA, 2012 AEIS Report.