Legislature looks at reform of public school accountability system

Posted on 3/12/2009 9:08 PM

Parents and educators alike point to the negative consequences associated with our state's current emphasis on standardized testing in the classroom.

Senator Florence Shapiro and State Representative Rob Eissler have authored legislation to reform the state's accountability system. The authors of the legislation state that they are attempting to shift the focus of the system from a single test to a student's overall post-secondary readiness. 

The House Committee on Public Education will hold a hearing on HB 3, by Chairman Eissler next Tuesday, March 17th. Click here to find details on the hearing.

Individuals may testify in person in Austin, or contact members of the committee to share your views on this important issue.