“We do so much more than just one standardized test on one given day,” said Georgetown ISD Superintendent Fred Brent.
Public school districts are required by the state to administer the STAAR test each year to measure skills like reading and math.
But Brent told KVUE there’s more to look at.
“I don’t know that anyone really understands what the STAAR test does and what it measures. I’m a father of three kids in our schools, it doesn’t tell me what I want to know about my children,” said Brent. “Everything is measured by just one simple test and, quite honestly, we feel like it’s driving a car with only one instrument on the dashboard.”
The students will still take the STAAR test, but as a district, they’re working to create a community-based accountability system — a new way to measure student success.