Analysis of the Texas Commission on Next Generation Assessments and Accountability recommendations
Date Posted: 9/08/2016 | Author: Monty Exter
As reported on Teach the Vote Last week, the Commission on Next Generation Assessments and Accountability has released its final recommendations and considerations for further study. Below are ATPE Lobbyist Monty Exter’s comments on the commission’s recommendations. Click on each recommendation below to view ATPE's analysis. Final Recommendations of the Texas Commission on Next Generation Assessments and Accountability (TCONGAA):
- Implement an Individualized, Integrated System of Multiple Assessments Using Computerized-Adaptive Testing and Instruction.
- Allow the Commissioner of Education to Approve Locally Developed Writing Assessments.
- Support the Continued Streamlining of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).
- Limit State Testing to the Readiness Standards.
- Add College-Readiness Assessments to the Domain IV (Postsecondary Readiness) Indicators and Fund, with State Resources, a Broader Administration of College-Readiness Assessments.
- Align the State Accountability System with ESSA Requirements.
- Eliminate Domain IV (Postsecondary Readiness) from State Accountability Calculations for Elementary Schools.
- Place Greater Emphasis on Growth in Domains I–III in the State Accountability System.
- Retain the Individual Graduation Committee (IGC) Option for Graduation as Allowed by TEC, §28.0258
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