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Districts Seek Alternative to A–F Accountability System

Since its introduction, the state’s A–F accountability system has elicited criticism from school districts, who contend the system oversimplifies what districts do every day and is too reliant on standardized testing.

The Texas Association of School Administrators pondered how to develop an accountability system focused on how students benefit. The Texas Public Accountability Consortium (TPAC) was the result. It now includes more than 40 school districts that are “…working to build a community-based accountability system that can be used and customized by each of Texas’ more than 1,000 school districts,” according to a news story on the Rivard Report.

“State accountability is really just focused on the STAAR assessment and there are so many more things that we do in the school district and we want to make sure that our community is aware of it and that we are accountable to our community for more,” said Taffi Hertz, East Central Independent School District’s assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction.

Read “Local School Districts Seek Alternative to State’s A–F Accountability System” by Emily Donaldson, Rivard Report.

April 18, 2019