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Assessment and Accountability ID Team: Get in the Know

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Assessment and Accountability Updates March 2016

Accountability Side-by-Side 

The Region 4 Interdepartmental Team discussed the Side-by-Side document which shows some comparisons between the current index system and then proposed domain system which will become "live" in the 2017-2018 school year.   Many decisions are still to be decided about the new system, but based on what we have in place now, how things look in comparison.  The document can be found here:  Accountability Side-by-Side

 

 Texas Commission on Next Generation Assessments and Accountability

The Texas Commission on Next Generation Assessments and Accountability are meeting throughout the year to listen to educators and others about issues which pertain to assessment and accountability issues.  Information about the meetings of this very important group may be found here:  http://tea.texas.gov/2804Commission.aspx 

 

Commissioner announces Progess Standards for STAAR 

Commissioner Williams announced the progression standards changes from the previously announced phase-in standards.  These standards are in place for the assessments given in December 2015 and beyond.  This change impacts all tested grades and subjects.  Information on the change can be found here:  STAAR Progression Standards

 

  1. This Month’s Critical Success Factor Focus:CSF #4
    Increased Learning Time: Focus on increased academic learning time, increased enrichment activities, and increased teacher collaboration and professional development.
     
  2. Discuss this Month’s CSF – What it is
    Link:  http://www.taisresources.net/increased-learning-time/
     
  3. Explore Related Best Practice Resources for this CSF – Connections and Resources
    Link:  http://www.region10.org/capacity-building-initiative/increased-learning-time/
     
Highlight Region 4 ESC 2014-15 Reward Schools featuring this CSF as a Best Practice (post congratulations to these schools facebook/twitter/blog) http://www.region10.org/best-practices-reward-schools-2014-15/


10 Region 4 ESC schools are highlighted for the best practice implementation of CSF #4:  Increased learning Time
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Alief ISD
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Clear Creek ISD
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Galveston
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Houston Gateway Academy, Inc.
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Katy ISD
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KIPP Houston Inc.
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KIPP Houston Inc.
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La Marque ISD
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Lamar CISD
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SER-Ninos Charter School
 
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