The Texas Public Accountability Consortium (TPAC), a group of Texas school districts working to further community-based accountability in the state, met in March 2019 in Georgetown to kick off year three of their work.
Testing and accountability expert John Tanner led participants in a morning workshop that examined the principles of true accountability and how it affects the everyday work of schools. Theresa Morris, alternative assessment coordinator with Envision Schools, shared the second draft of TPAC’s developing Performance Assessment Manual and explored what implementation looks like for districts.
Eric Simpson, TASA’s director of Learning and Leadership Services, worked with the group to form implementation networks for their respective community-based accountability systems. Each network of three to five districts will meet throughout the year to collaborate on implementation of their community-based accountability systems, discussing common goals and progress.