TAMSA is a nonpartisan grassroots organization open to everyone who shares TAMSA's interests and goals. TAMSA works cooperatively with school districts, state legislators, and other key policy makers to develop meaningful student assessment for Texas students.
TAMSA started in 2011 as a statewide, grassroots organization of concerned parents who support a more reasoned approach to student testing. We see what is happening in our children's classroom: too much time spent on standardized tests; too little time left for instruction, exploring and creating. Our mission is to improve public education in Texas through the use of meaningful and effective student assessments that allow for a more productive classroom instuction and more efficient use of public funds.