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We believe that the focus on progress and on critical writing really paid off here WITHOUT having to focus on the STAAR. Good STAAR grades are by-product of good teaching, not the goal of good teaching." Dr. Susan Bohn. Read more about the STAAR changes made by Texas Legislature at www.willowparkcitizens.org/wpc_briefs.html
Think about adding the tidbit about Mcall distinction awards
STAAR testing in Aledo ISD, no longer the focus.
“[Notice] it doesn’t say we are going to focus on the STAAR. We believe that the focus on progress and on critical writing - the focus and the things that we ask our teachers to do, which was a big ask — really paid off here WITHOUT having to focus on the STAAR. So we are excited, particularly about progress, because that’s why we’re here. Much to celebrate, thanks to our teachers,” Dr. Bohn proudly announced during 2019-2020 District Instructional Focus report at the 19 August, 2019 AISD board meeting , during the 19 August, 2019 AISD Board meeting.
At the June AISD Board meeting, in a year-end review of STAAR testing, Superintendent Dr. Bohn said good STAAR grades are by-product of good teaching, not the goal of good teaching. AISD is expecting to score a B. Last year was the first year districts received an A-F score from the state, and AISD received a C rating.
There was also discussion that the Texas legislature that just concluded has passed a bill to make changes to the STAAR test. Passed and signed into law during the 86th Texas Legislature, HB3906 makes multiple changes to the STAAR testing:
Only 75% of the test will be multiple choice, to discourage teaching to the test.
The state will be able to spend up to $35 million on schools using Foundation School Program funds, increasing the spending per student by approximately $635.
The changes would go into effect Sept. 1, 2021.