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      FAST results are in: How did your school district rank?

      Details from the Financial Allocation Study of Texas or FAST are in. They look at academic progress and spending at school districts and campuses.

      However, Amarillo Independent School District says there are flaws in that report.

      This is the second year the State Comptroller's office has released these ratings, looking at the highest academic performance of school districts and who did that at the lowest cost. The highest rating schools could get was five stars. AISD only got two and a half.

      are in. They look at academic progress and spending at school districts and campuses.

      However, Amarillo Independent School District says there are flaws in that report.

      This is the second year the State Comptroller's office has released these ratings, looking at the highest academic performance of school districts and who did that at the lowest cost. The highest rating schools could get was five stars. AISD only got two and a half.

      "It means we are exactly where we were last year which is probably isn't a big surprise because it's a study based on three year averages, so you're probably not going to see a lot of changes from year to year," said Holly Shelton, AISD Spokeswoman.

      Shelton says this newly formed study has its flaws and caters to weathlier districts.

      "Districts that have low numbers of economically disadvantage students or high property values in their districts are more likely to get a higher star ranking. We really don't understand how they compile their information, how they get their peer groups that we're compared to. It doesn't make a lot of sense to us and we don't understand it. But there are a number of studies out there where things seem a lot more clearer and open," said Shelton.

      There are two of those studies give AISD better feedback on ways to improve. The first, the TEA's Texas' School FIRST financial accountability rating system, which gives the district a superior achievement. The Education Resource Group's latest study which puts AISD in the top 12% of large districts in Texas that provide the highest academic performance at the lowest cost per student. But the Comptroller's office says the FAST study is an accurate report.

      "When you look at school districts face these days there's a challenge in education more students with less funding so this is an online tool that can help districts," said R.J. DeSilva, Comptroller TMs Spokesman.

      Now, school districts have another yardstick to measure their academic standards against a tighter budget.

      Meantime, looking at other school districts. Canyon ISD received a four star rating, Bushland ISD two stars, and Highland Park three stars. To see how other schools in the state did, click here .

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