Tuesday, April 10, 2012

TASB Board supports testing resolution

Texas Association of School Boards (TASB)

On March 31, the TASB Board of Directors voted unanimously to support a resolution calling on Texas legislators to reexamine the public school accountability system and develop a system that more accurately reflects what students know.

The resolution, initiated by school districts involved in the North Texas Regional Consortium and promoted by the Texas Association of School Administrators, has been adopted by about 230 Texas school districts -- with many more taking up the resolution in board meetings this month.

The TASB Board agreed that the current accountability system is "strangling our public schools and undermining any chance that educators have to transform a traditional system of schooling into a broad range of learning experiences that better prepares our students to live successfully and be competitive on a global stage."

The resolution has already garnered national coverage, which can be found on TASA's EduSlate blog.

--TASB Legislative Report - 4-5-12

Region 10 includes Dallas ISD.  In Region 10 the following school districts have already approved the Resolution:

Region 10
Allen ISD
Anna ISD
Bland ISD
Blue Ridge ISD
Boles ISD
Caddo Mills ISD
Celina ISD
Community ISD
Coppell ISD
Denison ISD
Frisco ISD
Greenville ISD
Highland Park
Kaufman ISD
Kemp ISD
McKinney ISD
Mesquite ISD
Palmer ISD
Plano ISD
Richardson ISD
Rockwall ISD
Sherman ISD
Trenton ISD
Van Alstyne ISD
Waxahachie ISD
Wills Point ISD

As of April 11, 2012, 271 districts have adopted the resolution. The complete list of state-wide school districts is here: