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TAMSA in the News

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2013
  • December 23, 2013 - Dallas Morning News: Texan of the Year Finalist: TAMSA
  • December 9, 2013 - Cloaking Inequity: High-Stakes Decisions: The Legal Landscape of Exit Exams Required to Graduate
  • November 22, 2013 - Huffington Post: What Arne Duncan Can Learn From Texas Moms
  • October 20, 2013 - Behind Frenemy Lines: Texas Test Wars: A New Hope
  • September 30, 2013 - Texas Tribune:
  • September 23, 2013 - Houston Chronicle: 2 Local SchoolDistricts Balk at Double Testing
  • September 12, 2013 - Texas Tribune: Despite Effort to Curb Cheating on Tests, Doubts Remain
  • September 3, 2013 - Houston Chronicle: 1 State Law & 1 Federal Law = 2 Math Tests for 8th Graders
  • August 21, 2013 - Washington Post: Poll: Most Americans Sick of High-Stakes Standardized Tests
  • August 21, 2013 - Dallas News: National Poll Shows Texas Reversal on High-Stakes Testing is Part of a Broad Trend
  • August 13, 2013 - New York Times: In Testing, a Principal Leans on Her Experience
  • August 13, 2013 - Huffington Post: Are Public School Headed for a Wall Street-style Crash?
  • August 8, 2013 - Texas Tribune: Under New State Ratings, Most Schools Met Standards
  • August 1, 2013 - Texas Tribune: High School Students Will Take Fewer State Tests
  • August 1, 2013 - Houston Chronicle: Devil Is in Details of New Testing, Graduation Rule
  • August 1, 2013 - Texas Lone Star Magazine: How to Run a Successful Advocacy Campaign
  • July 20, 2013 - Behind Frenemy Lines: Why are kids being held more accountable than Pearson?
  • July 19,2013 - Texas Tribune: Leave HB 5 to School Districts, Aycock Tells SBOE
  • July 16, 2013 - Texas Tribune: State Auditor Finds Testing Contract Oversight Lacking
  • July 14, 2013 - Texas Tribune: Districts Prepare for New High School Diploma Rules
  • July 6, 2013 - Austin American Statesman: Many Students Struggle to Pass STAAR Even on 2nd Attempt
  • June 10, 2013 - Texas Tribune: Perry Signs High School Curriculum, Testing Bill
  • June 10, 2013: -Austin American Statesman: Gov. Perry Signs Sweeping Education Bill
  • June 10, 2013 - Washington Post: Texas Governor Signs Legislation to Reduce Standardized Testing
  • June 6, 2013 - Westlake Picayune: Texas Public Education System Needs Repairs to Get on Track
  • June 4, 2013 - San Antonio Express: Perry Urged to Sign Bill to Reduce Exams
  • June 3, 2013 - El Paso Times: El Paso Educators Praise Bill That Would Reduce State Mandated Testing
  • May 29, 2013 - Austin American Statesman: Legislature Avoided Extremes in Reforming Public Education
  • May 26, 2013 - NBC: Enough! Facing Backlash from Parents, Texas Cuts Back on Student Testing
  • May 26, 2013 - Clocking Inequity: Students Get Some Relief/Freedom from Testing in Texas?
  • May 23, 2013 - Texas Tribune: Possible Deal on Testing, Charter School Bills
  • May 23, 2013 - Austin American Statesman: Charter School, Testing Bills Will Pass or Die Together
  • May 22, 2013 - Texas Tribune: Lawmakers to Negotiate Key Details of Education Bills
  • May 21, 2013 - Texas Tribune: Bill Reducing Testing for Lower Grades Clears Senate
  • May 10, 2013 - Houston Chronicle: Fewer State School Tests Will Help Our Kids Learn
  • May 10, 2013 - Dallas Morning News: House Rejects Senate Changes in Bill to Overhaul Texas School Testing, Accountability System
  • May 2013 - TED Talks: How to Escape Education's Death Valley
  • May 6, 2013 - Austin American Statesman: Major Testing Measure Clears Texas Senate
  • May 6, 2013 - Texas Tribune: Senate Approves New High School Graduation Plan
  • May 2, 2013 - Diane Ravitch: We Cannot "Measure What We Treasure"
  • May 2, 2013: Austin American Statesman: House Bill Exempts High Performers From Some STAAR Tests
  • April 28, 2013 - Austin American Statesman: Mom's Group Shakes Up Status Quo in Texas' Testing Regimen
  • April 25, 2013 -The Atlantic: The Coming Revolution in Public Education
  • April 23, 2013 - Texas Tribune: Senate Panel Discusses Scrutiny of Testing Contracts
  • April 22, 2013 - Dallas News: New STAAR Test Standards Guarantee Some Texas Special Ed Students Will Fail
  • April 21, 2103 - Texas Tribune: In Bid to Pare Exams, Lawmakers Target Testing Firm
  • April 21, 2013 - Austin American Statesman: State Tests Impede Learning
  • April 20, 2013 - Austin American Statesman: STAAR Writing Test a Big Step Backwards
  • April 18, 2013 - Texas Monthly: Crash Test
  • April 16, 2013 - Texas Tribune: High School Curriculum Bill Headed to Senate Floor
  • April 16, 2013 - Austin American Statesman: Patrick: Texas Not "Dumbing Down" Education Standards
  • April 11, 2013: New York Times: Texas Considers Backtracking on Testing
  • April 10, 2013 - MSNBC: ‘Test-and-Punish’ Sabotages Quality of Children’s Education
  • April 10, 2013 - Behind Frenemy Lines: Who's Getting Held Accountable?
  • April 7, 2013 - The Monitor: Schools Wrap Up STAAR Amid Uncertainty on Testing Requirements
  • April 6, 2013 - Washington Post: ‘My Profession … No Longer Exists’
  • April 2, 2013 - Texas Tribune: Williams Certifies Ban on Social Promotion
  • April 2, 2013 - Texas Tribune: Lawmakers Examine High-Stakes Testing in Lower Grades
  • April 2, 2013 - Education Week: Texas Parents Join Forces to Reduce Testing
  • April 2, 2013 - YahooNews: Student Suspended for Tweeting Photo of “YOLO” Written on Test
  • March 26, 2013 - Texas Tribune: Texas Leads in Tests But Not Education
  • March 26, 2013 - Texas Tribune: Battle Lines Form as Texas House Tackles Testing Bill
  • March 25, 2013 - Star_Telegram: Texas Moms Unite to Rein in State's End-of-Course Testing
  • March 24, 2013 - Jobs for Texas Coalition Press Release: HB5 Support
  • March 21, 2013 - Texas Tribune: Gains on State Exams Don't Translate to National Tests
  • March 20, 2013 - Rep. Aycock (Chair of House Ed Committee): HB 5: Expanding Opportunities for Young Texans
  • March 17, 2013 - Wall Street Journal: Two-Stepping to Excellent Schools
  • March 17, 2013 - TimesRecordNews: Educator Says STAAR Unnecessary
  • March 17, 2013 - Houston Chronicle: Legislators Struggle with Testing Issue
  • March 8, 2013 - Austin American Statesmen: Patrick Backs 4 or 5 STAAR Tests for Graduation
  • March 1, 2013 - Austin American Statesman: Teaching to the Test Isn't Teaching at All
  • February 28, 2013 - Houston Chronicle: State Testing Fails Immigrant Students and Their Teachers
  • February 26, 2013 - Austin American Statesman: Perry Gets Behind Examining STAAR Requirements
  • February 26, 2013 - Houston Chronicle: Testing in Texas Has Gone Too Far, Say Key Insiders
  • February 23, 2013 - Austin American Statesman: Thousands Rally at Capitol Over School Funding, Tests
  • February 19, 2013 - Texas Tribune: Texas Senators Slam State's Testing Regime
  • February 19, 2013 - Texas Observer: Students School Senators on Failings of Texas’ Testing Regime
  • February 19, 2013 - Austin American Statesman: Senators Turn Sights on Wayward STAAR
  • February 16, 2013 - MySanAntonio.com: Poverty's Impact Seen in Tests
  • February 15, 2013 - Behind FrenemyLines: Is High Stakes Testing Ending in Texas?
  • February 9, 2013 - Washington Post: A Warning to College Profs from a High School Teacher
  • February 9, 2013 - New York Times: The Secret to Fixing Bad Schools
  • February 8, 2013 - Westlake Picayune: State Must Find New Way to Assess Accountability, Improve Education
  • February 7, 2013 - Austin American Statesman: Reset State’s Testing System
  • February 6, 2013 - Austin American Statesman: House Ed Leaders Call for Sharp Reduction in STAAR Tests
  • February 4, 2013 - Austin American Statesman: Judge: School Finance System Unconstitutional
  • February 1, 2013 - Texas Observer: Can A Few Good Schools Make an Split with Texas’ Accountability System?
  • January 28, 2013 - Houston Public Radio: Texas To Release New Test Results Amid Battle Over High-Stakes Testing
  • January 27, 2013 - MySanAntonio.com: Why the STAAR Exam Inspires Bipartisan Hate
  • January 22, 2013 - Press Release: Villarreal Files Bill to Strip “High Stakes” Provisions from School Tests
  • January 18, 2013 - Texas AFT Hotline: It’s Time for a Time-Out on Implementation of Flawed STAAR Testing
  • January 15, 2013 - SENATE Version of Testing Language
  • January 15, 2013 - HOUSE Version of Testing Language
  • January 15, 2013 - Lufkin News: A New Plan for Texas Schools
  • January 14, 2013 - Press Release: Holding Districts Accountable Through Craigslist?
  • January 14, 2013 - Austin American Statesman: State Budgets Call for Cuts Despite Sunnier Revenue Picture
  • January 10, 2013 - KVUE News: The Price of Pearson
  • January 10, 2013 - Texas Tribune: TEA Commissioner Williams on Accountability and Testing
  • January 8, 2013 - Speaker Joe Straus: Open Day Address
  • January 8, 2013 - Houston Chronicle: Parents Group Brings Concerns About Too Many Tests to Fort Bend County
  • January 6, 2013 - Austin American Statesman: School Testing System Badly Needs Fixing
  • January 4, 2013 - Thomas Ratliff, State Board of Education: Come On, Man!
2012
  • December 30, 2012 - ReporterNews.com: Government Overreach Causes Student Suffering
  • December 26, 2012 - Dallas Morning News: We Need a Multiple-Pathway Approach to High School
  • December 24, 2012 - Bay Area Citizen: CCISD Holds Forum for Advocacy Group
  • December 22, 2012 - West University Examiner: TAMSA Picking Up Steam as Legislative Session Nears
  • December 14, 2012 - Abiline Online: Texas Education Chief Answers Questions on STAAR
  • December 13, 2012 - The Friendswood Journal: EOC Testing System Needs to be Changed
  • December 12, 2012 - Austin American Statesman: Fewer Tests, More Flexibility Proposed for STAAR
  • December 6, 2012 - Austin American Statesman: Williams: Testing Helped More Students Graduate
  • December 5, 2012 - Odessa American: The STAAR Has Dimmed
  • December 5, 2012 - MyWestTeaxs.com: State Struggles With Best Way to Test Students' Academic Readiness
  • December 4, 2013 - Cross Timbers Gazette: High-Stakes Testing Doesn't Make The Grade
  • December 4, 2012 - Houston ABC News: Computer Glitch Delays Some STAAR Retesting
  • December 1, 2012 - Austin American Stateman: STAAR Scores Won't Count in Course Grade This Year
  • November 29, 2012 - Thomas Ratliff, State Board of Education - The Truth About High-Stakes Testing
  • November 16, 2012 - City of Deer Park - TAMSA gives PTOs insight to design flaws of STAAR
  • November 3, 2012 - Austin American Statesman - Political winds shifting over testing, accountability
  • November 2, 2012 - The Dallas Morning News - Our Q&A with John Kuhn on school’s over-reliance on testing
  • October 30, 2012 - Dineen J. Majcher - Comments before Senate Education Committee
  • October 30, 2012 - Laura Yeager - Comments before Senate Education Committee
  • October 30, 2012 - Austin American Statesman - Business leaders: Don’t back off on school testing
  • October 19, 2012 - Your Houston News - 'Mad moms’ take on education accountability system
  • October 5, 2012 - Austin American Statesman - Young: Signs of fed up Spring
  • October 3, 2012 - Jason Stanford: Behind Frenemy Lines - What I saw at the revolution
  • September 22, 2012 - Jason Stanford: Behind Frenemy Lines - Watch out for “Moms Against Drunk Testing”
  • September 12, 2012 - Diane Ravitch's Blog - Don’t Mess with Texas. The Revolution Begins Here.
  • July 1, 2012 - Off The Kuff - TAB takes a hostage
  • June 28, 2012 - Pride of the Eastside - No Additional Money for Schools if Accountability is Weakened
  • June 27, 2012 - The Texas Tribune - Business Leaders Draw a Line on Education Funding
  • June 22, 2012 - Community Impact Northwest Austin - Parents Prep for Fight Against High-Stakes Testing
  • June 22, 2012 - TAMSA Press Release - TAMSA Takes Issue With a Letter to Texas House Members
  • June 19, 2012 - KVUE-TV - Parents Arrive for STAAR Program Public Hearing
  • June 19, 2012 - KVUE-TV - STAAR test results draw criticism from parents, educators
  • May 2, 2012 - Yahoo Groups - Join TAMSA: Stand Against Excessive Standardized Testing
  • March 28, 2012 - Austin American Statesman - Testing Not Accountability
  • March 10, 2012 - Austin American Statesman - Standardized Tests With High Stakes Bad for Learning, Studies Show
  • February 13, 2012 KVUE-TV - Schools Could Get STAAR Test Waivers
  • Feburary 4, 2012 - The New York Times - In Texas, a Backlash Against Student Testing