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Navigating the Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR)

The Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR) serve as a comprehensive compass for evaluating the educational landscape in Texas. Released annually, these reports meticulously compile a wealth of data on academic performance and other key metrics like attendance and teachers, offering insights into each school and district across Texas. In this blog, we’ll dive into the […]

MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE: LET BLACK CHILDREN PLAY

Amidst the clatter of lunch trays, the “tap,tap,tap” of pencils making beats on tables for children to rhyme to, and the sound of belly aching laughter, Ms. Tarsen stood, silently observing the bustling cafeteria scene. Ms. Tarsen smiled watching her students’ personalities come to life. Sixth-grade students exchanged stories from the weekend, compared notes about […]

2023 Parent Poll: Insights #2

Parents find STAAR ratings and A-F accountability highly valuable Assessment and accountability is a hotly debated issue in Texas. This year, the Texas Legislature has heard extensive testimony from school districts and advocacy organizations regarding STAAR assessments and the Texas A-F Accountability System. A missing piece in these conversations is often parent voices.  This second […]

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