John Tanner, founder of TestSense.com, will be in College Station on December 6 to talk about how the STAAR tests work and the implications for state accountability. Tanner will speak at 6:30 p.m. at the College Station ISD Transportation Center (9304 Rock Prairie Road, College Station).
The public is encouraged to attend this free event.
Perhaps the following excerpt from his recent essay Creating a Meaningful Community-Based Accountability System best explains John’s presentation:
As another Texas Legislature with authority to change the law that established Texas’ A-F system prepares to meet, it is imperative that stakeholders know that the research is clear: A-F school rating systems fail as an indicator of school quality, but there is evidence that supports more meaningful kinds of accountability systems.
More information regarding Tanner and his message can be found on his website (TestSense.com).