Greenville ISD joins districts across Texas calling for a new accountability system
Greenville ISD’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved the Resolution
Concerning High Stakes, Standardized Testing of Texas Public School students.
The resolution, drafted by the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA)
and endorsed by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB), strongly criticizes
the current over‐reliance on standardized, high stakes testing as the only
assessment that really matters in the state and federal accountability system.
It asserts that the current testing system is strangling our public schools, imposes
relentless test preparation and memorization and is stealing the love of learning
from Texas students.
The resolution embraces accountability, but calls for a new system ‐ one that uses
multiple measures rather than just one test and results in a truer picture of the
performance of each student, school and district. It encourages meaningful, student centered
work in Texas classrooms that cultivate unique, individual talents.
As of this week, at least 380 Texas school districts have approved the resolution.
Together those districts serve more than 1.8 million Texas schoolchildren.
This spring, students in Greenville ISD and across Texas are taking the state’s newest
standardized test, called the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness, or