And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in Him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God's possession—to the praise of His glory.
Ephesians 1:13-14

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Use 2015 STAAR Math Test for Field Purpose Only

I spoke to Barbara Cargill, State Board of Education Chair, today. She has heard the concerns of many teachers and parents regarding the implementation of the new Math TEKS, and she is encouraging Commissioner Williams to suspend accountability for the math STAAR for grades 3-8 and use this year's assessment for field purposes only. Ms. Cargill spoke to Commissioner Williams on Monday. He said he is considering her request and will make a decision soon. You may want to e-mail Commissioner Williams at and let him know you support the SBOE's recommendation to use the STAAR Math in grades 3-8 for field test purposes only this year. Your input would be timely and effective.