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TEA News Releases Online April 4, 2017

TEA releases 2015-2016 Individual Graduation Committee data

AUSTIN – The Texas Education Agency (TEA) today released data submitted by school districts and charters regarding locally established Individual Graduation Committees (IGCs) for the 2015-2016 school year.

The 84th Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 149 in 2015, which revised the state's assessment graduation requirements for students enrolled in Grades 11 or 12 during the 2014-2015, 2015-2016, and 2016-2017 school years. Under the new requirements, a student who failed an end-of-course assessment for no more than two courses could still receive a Texas high school diploma if the student was determined to be qualified to graduate by an IGC.

According to data submitted to TEA, nearly 13,000 students statewide had an IGC assigned and were eligible to graduate during the 2015-2016 school year. Statewide, the total number of IGC graduates (9,014) represented 2.8 percent of the total graduates (324,294) and 69.8% of IGC assignees in 2015-2016, as reported. 

Across the 20 Education Service Center (ESC) regions, the IGC graduate percentage ranged from 4.6 percent in one ESC region to less than one percent in one ESC region.

#-ESC Region  

IGC  
Graduates 

IGC Assigned

% of IGC Assigned

All
 Graduates 

 % of All Graduates

1 – Edinburg

1,047

1,769

59.2%

26,330

4.0%

2 – Corpus Christi

311

355

87.6%

6,722

4.6%

3 – Victoria

54

89

60.7%

3,424

1.6%

4 – Houston

2,017

2,814

71.7%

70,126

2.9%

5 – Beaumont

107

196

54.6%

4,960

2.2%

6 – Huntsville

380

430

88.4%

11,584

3.3%

7 – Kilgore

151

247

61.1%

10,569

1.4%

8 – Mt. Pleasant

87

105

82.9%

3,832

2.3%

9 – Wichita Falls

47

51

92.2%

2,423

1.9%

10 – Richardson

1,295

1,943

66.6%

50,472

2.6%

11 – Fort Worth

787

1,209

65.1%

37,481

2.1%

12 – Waco

298

377

79.0%

10,163

2.9%

13 – Austin

505

767

65.8%

26,037

1.9%

14 – Abilene

23

32

71.9%

2,901

0.8%

15 – San Angelo

112

145

77.2%

3,097

3.6%

16 – Amarillo

149

185

80.5%

5,326

2.8%

17 – Lubbock

119

143

83.2%

4,928

2.4%

18 – Midland

197

236

83.5%

4,556

4.3%

19 – El Paso

461

652

70.7%

12,116

3.8%

20 – San Antonio

867

1,173

73.9%

27,252

3.2%


It is important to note that the data in the IGC Graduate, IGC Assigned, and All Graduate columns were reported by school districts at the individual student level and represent students who were in attendance and/or who graduated during the 2015-16 school year (between September 1, 2015 and August 31, 2016). 

Also, the counts of IGC Assigned students only include students for whom an IGC was established and who were eligible to graduate in 2015-16 (that is, students who were in Grade 12). Students who had an IGC formed in Grade 11 and were not eligible to graduate are not included in the denominator. In 2015-16, there were 162 students who were assigned an IGC in Grade 11 and were not eligible to graduate.

To review Individual Graduation Committee data for the 2015-2016 school year at the state, region, district, and campus level, visit the TEA website at http://tea.texas.gov/acctres/dropcomp/years.html#igc.

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