Business Leaders Take Varied Positions on State’s Accountabilty System
Last week one group saying it represents Texas business leaders spoke up to oppose recommended changes to the state’s new STAAR accountability system. The next day another speaker said that he had found widespread support among business leaders for fixing the accountability system he called “broken.”
Over the past few months, parents, educators, and various organizations have called for changes to the state’s new STAAR accountability system. In particular, there has been a call to repeal the statutory requirement that the EOC exam counts as 15 percent of a student’s final course grade. Commissioner of Education Robert Scott gave schools permission to waive that requirement this year.
July 3, 2012