TEA to release end-of-course exam results

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by JIM DOUGLAS

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WFAA

Posted on June 7, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Updated Thursday, Jun 7 at 6:32 PM

DALLAS - The Texas Education agency expects to release numbers Friday showing how high school freshmen fared on new end-of-course exams. 

This is the first class that must pass the tests in order to graduate. The state requires districts to provide free help for students who fail. 

Monday, the Dallas Independent School District will launch new EOC academies. Parents will be required to attend one session with their child, according to a district spokesman. 

Fort Worth will start tutorial sessions June 15.  

Students in the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District signed up today for a 16-day accelerated learning program that begins Monday. At the end of the sessions, students will have an opportunity to re-take the tests they failed. 

Some districts, such as Houston, are offering incentives to attract enough teachers to meet the summer school demand. Local districts say that should not be a problem.

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