Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Houston ISD approves resolution concerning high stakes testing

As of May 14, 2012, 447 Texas districts representing nearly 2.6 million students have adopted the resolution.

From KUHF-FM News - Click Here
Houston Public Radio
May 11, 2012
"The Houston Independent School District has joined hundreds of other districts calling on the state to quit relying so heavily on standardized tests. The group that got HISD on board believes high-stakes testing puts too much of a burden on students, teachers, and parents."

On Thursday, May 10, 2012 the Houston ISD Board of Trustees approved a Resolution concerning high stakes testing.  The Resolution includes language calling on the Texas Legislature to:
"reexamine the public school accountability system in Texas and to develop a system that encompasses multiple assessments, reflects greater validity, reduces the number of instructional days affected by state-mandated standardized tests, and uses more cost efficient sampling techniques and other external evaluation arrangements, and more accurately reflects what students know, appreciate and can do in terms of the rigorous standards essential to their success, enhances the role of teachers as designers, guides to instruction and leaders, and nurtures the sense of inquiry and love of learning in all students."

Houston ISD Board Meeting - Thursday - May 10, 2012
Speakers on Resolution Concerning High Stakes Testing