The Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) is seeking input from the public on the STAAR Assessment Program and the state’s accountability program with the goal of gathering suggestions for future program development.
The survey is open through June 30.
From October 2015 to March 2016, SBOE members held several Community Conversations around the state. The issues raised during the community meetings are addressed in the survey.
“Our constituents often talk to board members about testing and school ratings issues,” said Donna Bahorich, chair of the SBOE. “I felt it was also important for board members to have in-depth discussions to learn what educators, parents, business people and others want from these two high profile programs. I believe our findings will be useful in shaping the next generation systems.”
Information gathered from the survey and Community Conversations will be compiled into a report and presented to the SBOE during its July 19-22 meeting. Once adopted, the report will be provided to legislative leaders and the Texas Commission on Next Generation Assessments and Accountability.
The 15-member commission, created by the Texas Legislature, is to make recommendations for statutory changes to the state’s assessment and accountability systems. The commission report is to be submitted to the governor and legislature by Sept.1.
Read comments from the Community Conversations, you can check them out here.
Texas Commission on Next Generation Assessments and Accountability.