Texas Public Education Accountability: How the Legacy Informs Development
of the HB 3-Compliant System in 2013
June 26, 2012• 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. • Renaissance Austin Hotel
Even a cursory review of materials associated with the new system makes it clear that Texas is exploring new directions in academic accountability, based on a very different state assessment program from those of the past. Nonetheless, a deeper understanding of the current direction is gained by reflecting on “lessons learned” from the old system relative to the new requirements outlined in House Bill 3. To help educators prepare for this brave new world of higher standards, limited resources, and the potential for changes in still-to-be-implemented requirements as a function of the 83rd Texas Legislature, TASA and Moak, Casey and Associates are hosting a seminar that identifies key issues, provides updates from TEA, and extends networking opportunities among subscribers to develop strategies and solutions that support student learning.
The agenda includes:
- Chairman Rob Eissler, House Public Education Committee, sharing his views on implementation of House Bill 3 to date
- TEA officials providing updates on the latest developments in the state assessment, state accountability and federal accountability systems
- An analysis of the interim legislative issues likely to attract attention in the upcoming session
- An Administrators’ Panel discussing initial impact of the new state assessment program and proactive strategies for supporting students in the fall
Registration Fee (includes lunch and seminar materials):
Districts with a 2011-12 subscription to theTASA Accountability Forum may bring up to three (3) attendees at no cost. Additional attendees from 2011-12 subscribing districts pay just $75*. We ask that you register all individuals attending from your district—even if they are complimentary—so that TASA and MCA will have accurate counts for lunch and materials. Please go to this link to access the on-line conference registration form: http://www.formsite.com/tasa/acctforum062612/index.html.
*The registration fee for attendees from non-subscribing districts is $175. TASA's 2012-13 subscription year officially begins September 1, but districts that subscribe to the TASA Accountability Forum now can take advantage of three extra months of TAF services. Now is the perfect time to join the TASA Accountability Forum! You’ll take advantage of the free registrations for the June 2012 seminar and get 15 months' worth of accountability information, resources, and expertise through August 2013. The option to subscribe to the Forum for the next 15 months is included within the on-line conference registration form.