Tag Archives: testing and accountability
Into this charged atmosphere, onto the same stage Robert Scott famously occupied a year ago, stepped Texas' new Education Commissioner Michael Williams on Tuesd...Read More
When Texas debuted its much-maligned STAAR test last school year, some of the harshest criticisms came from teachers, who complained they’d been given li...Read More
It’s hard to know which is creepier: that Texas is assessing the classroom performance of 4-year-olds in pre-K, or that those assessments are conducted with a...Read More
State Rep. Diane Patrick, R-Arlington, is asking the Texas Education Agency to suspend its school ratings for a second straight year, as lawmakers rework the sy...Read More
Without naming vouchers, Patrick and Dewhurst announce plan for a "revolution" in Texas' school system built on school choice and career preparation.
State Sen. Dan Patrick and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst announce plan for a "revolution" in Texas' school system built on school choice, but not necessarily "voucher...Read More
Until today, TAB president Bill Hammond has been a steadfast defender of STAAR. Today, though, he unveiled a plan to tweak it in response to critics.
There is great unrest over testing in Texas schools, and a few Texas business leaders have some opinions about what we should do. Until today, Texas Association...Read More
El Paso ISD trustees are starting to take action against officials who enabled former Superintendent Lorenzo Garcia's cheating scheme, but they're leaving the h...Read More
Lorenzo Garcia boosted test scores by banishing low-scoring students. We may never know how many he lost.
Five years ago, back when she still trusted El Paso’s public schools, Linda Romero Hernandez got surprising news from her youngest daughter: Bowie High Schoo...Read More
At two events Sunday, the education historian and activist said she hopes Texas leads the way in getting testing right.
Diane Ravitch, the 74-year-old education historian who’s become a popular voice of resistance to the corporate-backed, test-based reform movement, brought her...Read More