Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Resolution on high-stakes testing causing a stir nationwide

So, far we’ve heard from 46 school districts across Texas that have adopted the board resolution originally drafted by the North Texas Regional Consortium, tweaked by TASA and posted on our website for use by districts statewide.

Another 20 or so have contacted me to let me know it’s on their agenda for later this month or early April. And I’m sure there are more out there we haven’t heard from.

But already, the resolution is causing a stir. The Houston Chronicle ran a story about the resolution and backlash to standardized testing on its front page Monday and Diane Ravitch tweeted about the resolution Monday night to her 27,000 plus followers on Twitter. That caught the attention of Valerie Strauss, education writer for The Washington Post and author of the widely read blog The Answer Sheet. Strauss emailed last night asking for details about the resolution.

Texas school districts are taking a bold stand against the over-reliance on standardized tests and what it’s doing to our public schools. Below is the list of districts that have adopted the resolution so far. Please email me at jcaputo@tasanet.org if we need to add your district to the list.

Blue Ridge ISD 
Coppell ISD 
Lewisville ISD
Hereford ISD 
Manor ISD 
Community ISD 
McKinney ISD 
Clear Creek ISD 
Plano ISD 
Northwest ISD
Richardson ISD
Allen ISD
Highland Park ISD (Dallas) 
Frisco ISD
Goliad ISD
New Boston ISD 
Longview ISD 
Hillsboro ISD 
Mineral Wells ISD 
Union Grove ISD 
Friendswood ISD 
La Feria ISD 
Klondike ISD 
Poth ISD 
Mercedes ISD 
Clarksville ISD 
Burleson ISD  
Spearman ISD 
Palmer ISD 
Boles ISD 
Royal ISD 
Kaufman ISD 
Granbury ISD 
Seminole ISD 
Wall ISD 
Alvin ISD
Bland ISD 
Chisum ISD 
Channing ISD 
Palacios ISD 
Mesquite ISD 
Burkburnett ISD
Bloomburg ISD 
Iowa Park ISD
Stockdale ISD 
Shamrock ISD

1 comment:

  1. Bravo you beautiful Texans!
    Jesse The Walking Man Turner
    Children Are More Than Test Scores