Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Board Agenda Request -- Resolution concerning high stakes, standardied testing

"School boards in school districts as small as Iowa Park ISD and as wealthy as Highland Park ISD have adopted the Resolution Concerning High Stakes Standardized Testing of Texas Public School Students, saying that testing has gone too far.

"Assistant Superintendent Tim Powers (Wichita Falls ISD) didn't mince words when he voiced his opinion to board members ..."

"Testing is getting way out of hand," he said. "There needs to be more consideration taken to what are the successes of our district — not just a one shot, one test deal."

Email Request

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Subject: Second Board Agenda Request -- Resolution Concerning High Stakes, Standardized Testing - TASA and TASB
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2012 10:09:29 -0500
From: Carla Ranger
Organization: Dallas ISD
To: Lew Blackburn , Alan King

Good morning,

This is to again request placement of the Resolution concerning High Stakes Testing

on the Dallas ISD Board Agenda for the April 26, 2012 Board meeting for adoption. 

The first request was sent on Monday, April 2, 2012.

A copy of the Resolution was previously provided for the Board Briefing.

Both the
Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) and The Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) have approved the Resolution.

As of April 17, 2012,
304 Texas school districts have already adopted the resolution,
including the third largest school district in the state - Cypress-Fairbanks ISD.

In our area, school trustees in Highland Park, Mesquite, Plano, Richardson,

Sherman, Rockwall, McKinney, Waxahachie, Frisco, Coppell, etc., have
adopted the resolution.

Under Dallas ISD Board policy, the Superintendent and Board President prepare

the agenda. There is no requirement other than the Superintendent or Board
President place the item on the agenda.

This is a very important matter at a crucial time in the history of education in Texas.

I am requesting that you place the item on the Thursday, April 26, 2012 Board Agenda

and allow a vote - up or down.
Awaiting your reply,

Carla Ranger

District 6 Trustee