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 STAAR data is released

the Texas Education Agency (TEA) released preliminary STAAR results for each campus and district across the state. This data serves as a first-look into the results.

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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