Academic performance by individual schools in the state showed slight improvement according the 2016 STAAR accountability ratings released by the Texas Education Agency on Monday, but overall performance within entire school districts dropped slightly.

The TEA reports 1,131 (93.7-percent) Texas public school districts or charters received a passing rating of “Met Standard” or “Alternative Standard” in 2016, and 66 districts (5.5-percent) were given an “Improvement Required,” or failing, rating.

In the 2015 school year, 1,152 districts (94.5-percent)  met standards or alternative standards, and 55 (4.5-percent) had an “Improvement Required” rating.

However, individual campuses across the state showed improvement compared to last school year, with 7,667 schools (88.4-percent) garnering a passing rating, while 467 (5.4-percent) required improvement.

In 2015, 7,476 (86.5-percent) individual campuses met standards or alternative standards while 603 (7-percent) required improvement.

To find out how schools in Austin ISD and San Antonio ISD performed, you can use this district accountability report finder provided by the TEA.

This year’s accountability ratings come amidst a battle over the validity of the STAAR test in Texas schools. Technical snafus this past testing year prompted Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath to cancel some exams, and not require students to retake tests from March or May if they didn’t perform well.

And in July, the Texas Commission on Next Generation Assessment sent several recommendations to Gov. Greg Abbott for tracking academic performance.

Those recommendations included reducing the amount of material students should be tested on, and allowing school districts to develop their own writing assessments instead of using the STAAR writing assessments in fourth, seventh and high school grades.

The legislature will decide on whether or not to approve these recommendations in the upcoming session.