TEXAS PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY CONSORTIUM (TPAC)
The Texas Public Accountability Consortium (TPAC) is a group of Texas school districts working to build on the success of community-based accountability systems already in use in districts across the state by developing next-generation measures and assessments that would enable wider use of such systems.
TPAC was formed in 2017 to build on the work of the Texas High Performance Schools Consortium and in recognition of the continuing need to develop alternatives to the A-F state-driven accountability system.
By focusing on tools and methodologies capable of producing both actionable information and data that can figure into each district’s community-based accountability system, TPAC is working toward its goal of demonstrating that a well-crafted community-based accountability system can better communicate the quality of effort by a school and district than the state’s standardized, test-centric accountability system, which fails to provide a full picture of what is actually taking place in a school.
TPAC’s mission is to restore agency to districts and campuses, and prove that educators who take an active role in their accountability can create rich systems that transcend any standardized system.
TPAC Members (2019)
|Alamo Heights ISD||20|
|Chapel Hill ISD||8|
|Clear Creek ISD||4|
|College Station ISD||6|
|East Central ISD||20|
|Fort Bend ISD||4|
|Fort Worth ISD||11|
|Highland Park ISD||10|
|Roscoe Collegiate ISD||14|
|Royse City ISD||10|
|San Angelo ISD||15|
|San Marcos ISD||13|
The Texas Public Accountability Consortium’s work on community-based accountability is not part of the Local Accountability System pilot established by TEA in response to House Bill 22, 85th Legislature, although several TPAC districts are participating in the TEA pilot.
What does TPAC do?
An update on the efforts of the Texas Public Accountability Consortium (TPAC) is included in the December 2018 report of the Texas High Performance Schools Consortium (THPSC), a group of 22 school districts charged with informing the governor, Texas Legislature, State Board of Education, and commissioner of education on methods for improving student learning in Texas public schools.