Knowing Texas educators’ concerns about the state accountability system, state testing requirements, and the pending implementation of A-F ratings, in 2016 the Texas Association of School Administrators commissioned John Tanner, executive director of Test Sense and author of “The Pitfalls of Reform,” to research and write three essays that begin the “Texas Accountability Series,” a collection of essays to inform school leaders, policymakers, and the public about the potential impact and consequences of A-F ratings on Texas public schools. No evidence was found to support A-F school rating systems as effective.

The A-F Accountability Mistake

Creating a Meaningful Community-Based Accountability System

The Misfit Between Testing and Accountability

Download a PDF featuring the essays’ executive summaries.