A movement is occurring in Texas that is very exciting and San Saba ISD is in the middle of the action. The movement is to create a new accountability system for Texas schools. As a member of the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) Executive Committee, I have had the opportunity to study a document called the Creating a New Vision for Public Education in Texas. This document can be found on our website under public information.
This document produced by 35 public school superintendents created a new vision for public education in Texas. Since that original document produced in 2006, the Visioning Document has grown into a movement called the Transformational Network. The document, Creating a New Vision for Public Education in Texas, is at the core of the network and it outlines a powerful set of ideas and premises for transforming our schools and districts.
San Saba ISD is a member of TASA’s Transformational Network. TASA’s School Transformational Network focuses on the development of innovative, next-generation learning standards and assessment and accountability systems for Texas public schools. Participating districts, bound together by their desire to connect, learn more about, and gain support for realizing the "new vision" in their own local districts, have the opportunity to collaborate in special professional learning opportunities, network briefings, and other events throughout the year.
Our network has legislative support as the legislature passed SB 1557 creating the first Texas High Performance Schools Consortium that is charged with informing the governor, legislature and commissioner of education concerning methods for transforming public schools through the development of innovative, next-generation learning standards, assessment and accountability systems. To support this movement to transform education, SSISD has signed the resolution against high stakes testing, become a member of the TASA Transformational Network, incorporates the visioning document in our planning, and promotes the work of the Visioning Institute through our TASA membership. Furthermore, we will be following closely the work of the 23 school districts selected for the High Performance Schools Consortium. The 23 schools include small rural schools that SSISD can identify with and follow their success. These small schools include Anderson-Shiro Consolidated ISD, Glen Rose ISD, Guthrie ISD, and Roscoe ISD. Please learn more about the movement to change public schools by accessing the TASA Transformational Network website at the following link: http://www.transformtexas.org/.
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