Highland Park students historically sweep their standardized tests each year, sure — STAAR is the current one — but HPISD supe Dawson Orr has never been one to sit quiet about Texas’ accountability system.
“In the state’s eyes,” he wrote in the latest issue of Insight, the publication for the Texas Association of School Administrators, “it’s not whether you cross the goal line; it’s how many yards you gained on the plays before reaching the goal line. You can’t be a late bloomer in the state’s version of accountability.”
Whatever your take, there’ll plenty of new information to mull over during a public forum tonight about testing and accountability. The event begins at 6 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. And as Orr said in a recent newsletter to parents, he’ll “share the district’s goal of a community-based assessment system that goes beyond the state’s standardized testing approach.”