Select Texas Districts Aim to Pilot Testing Reforms

Almost exactly six years ago, a handful of Texas superintendents were getting together to draft what would amount to a vision statement for the future of public schools.

Among the topics they tackled were student assessments and their role in the state’s accountability system. In the years since what became known as the Visioning Institute formed, debate over the issue has attracted the attention of not just educators but legislators, parents and business leaders.

The document that emerged after two years of their meetings reads like a prelude to the resolution that 80 percent of the state’s districts would sign ...

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