Annual Assessment Needed in Texas to Understand Student Academic Achievement


Statement from Patricia Levesque, Chief Executive Officer, Foundation for Excellence in Education, on Texas Commissioner of Education Mike Morath’s commitment to ensuring student assessments continue.

“The pandemic has impacted so many aspects of our lives, including our children’s education.  And because of this disruption we need to know now – more than ever – where students are and how we can help get them back on track.  Annual assessments will provide the information to support our students, teachers and schools.

“I support Texas Commission of Education Mike Morath’s firm commitment to making sure every Texas student counts. His actions to move forward with annual assessments this school year will be vital to ensure every student is receiving the education and supports they need, regardless of their race, income or where they live.

“Parents and teachers deserve clear, objective information about how their students are doing to ensure they receive the additional resources they need to be successful.

“We can’t fix what we don’t see. Understanding student academic achievement is the first step to ensuring state resources and supports are appropriately provided to students, educators, schools and districts.”



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