Mark your calendars and register HERE for Friday, March 5th at 12:00PM for a Texas Center for Education Policy (TCEP) Brown Bag on High Stakes Testing and Accountability During Covid-19, featuring Texas State Representative Dr. Mary Gonzalez, Dr. Theresa Treviño, Vice President of Texans Advocating for Meaningful Student Assessments (TAMSA), and Ruben Cortez, Jr. Texas State Board of Education] Member, District 2.
This Brown Bag will focus on policy proposals that are currently at play in the 87th session of the Texas State Legislature.
Time: Friday, March 5, 2021, at 12:00pm-1:15pm CT
You will receive the link upon registering HERE.
Compliments of Dr. Theresa Trevino, below are bills that TAMSA is following this legislative session (all can be searched at the Texas Legislature Online website):
SB 142- Rep. Beverly Powell (D)- authorizes state auditor and SBOE to perform an audit to determine if STAAR assessments accurately measure student success and requires parental input.SB 177-Sen. Kel Seliger (R)-makes IGCs permanent, no sunsetSB 260- Sen. José Menéndez (D)- Eliminates the requirement to use assessments as a criterion for grade promotion or graduation.HB 378- Rep. Ron Reynolds (D) - eliminates English 2 and US History End-of-Course exams (EOCs), as they are not required by federal law.HB 382- Rep. Leo Pacheco (D)- eliminates the requirement for passing state assessments for grade promotion or graduation.HB 999- Rep. Diego Bernal (D)- allow students this year to graduate with IGC more broadly, ie. removing the limitations on current IGC requirements, for the years subject to no accountability.
HB 1192- Rep. Gina Hinojosa (D) - Relating to the administration of public school assessment instruments and the temporary suspension of certain accountability determinations for a school district or campus in a school year in which the operations of the district or campus are disrupted as a result of a declared disaster and the requirement to use those assessment instruments as a criterion for promotion or graduation of a public school student.
HB 1867- Rep., Mary González, Ph.D. (D)- creation of a Commission on Assessment and Accountability.