SBOE solicits your input on testing and accountability through online survey
Date Posted: 6/14/2016 | Author: Jennifer Mitchell, CAE
The State Board of Education (SBOE) is inviting stakeholders to share input on the state's accountability systems and assessments for students. The board is hosting an online public survey, which will be open through June 30. Access the English survey here and the Spanish version here. Results will be shared at the SBOE's July 2016 meeting. Donna Bahorich The survey relates to an effort by SBOE members to conduct recent meetings around the state, referred to as Community Conversations, at which members of the public, educators, and parents could share feedback on testing and accountability. To view comments gathered at the SBOE's recent Community Conversations events, click here. In a press release from the Texas Education Agency today, SBOE Chairwoman Donna Bahorich said, "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.” SBOE's findings will also be shared with the Texas Commission on Next Generation Assessments and Accountability, which is tasked this year with making recommendations to the 85th Legislature for changes to the state's testing and accountability systems. Visit TEA's website for more information about the commission.
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