Texas Education Agency: White Oak ISD part of reform program
POSTED: Friday, September 21, 2012 - 12:33pm
UPDATED: Friday, September 21, 2012 - 2:00pm
Longview, TX — White Oak ISD is one of 23 school districts in the state selected to participate in a consortium that will develop new education learning standards, a new state assessment and a new accountability system for public schools, Superintendent Mike Gilbert said Thursday.
The Texas High Performance Schools Consortium will hold its first meeting next month, according to the Texas Education Agency.
“It's quite an honor to be part of a group that's going to affect the assessment process for the entire state,” Gilbert said. “We're very honored to be part of that. We’re very excited to see what we can do to help make that process better.”
The consortium will make recommendations to the Legislature in the areas of digital learning, standards, local control and multiple assessments.
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