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MFISD Residents are Encouraged to take the SBOE Survey

Marble Falls ISD residents are encouraged to take advantage of The State Board of Education (SBOE) survey seeking public input about the State’s current assessment and accountability programs.  The survey is available in English and Spanish to help gather suggestions for future program development.  The survey will be open online to all Texans through June 30th.

The assessment and accountability survey announcement was released by the SBOE Tuesday, June 14th, following an announcement by the TEA Monday, June 13th, that the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) results for the spring 2016 grades 3-8 administration, scheduled to be reported to districts on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, would be delayed until Tuesday, July 5, 2016.  The
Texas Education Agency
(TEA) announced that due to the delayed STAAR reporting, there will be no June STAAR retake for 5th and 8th grade students who failed a portion of the grade 5 or grade 8 STAAR exam in order for those students to be promoted to the next grade level under the Student Success Initiative (SSI).

To help parents and guardians of MFISD Summer School students impacted by the State changes to STAAR, MFISD campuses will be contacting you over the next week to review individual student educational needs and grade placement.  Marble Falls ISD will continue to provide summer school services for general education, ESY, bilingual and special services students who can benefit by additional instruction before moving to the next grade level.

According to the TEA, some districts also continue to experience issues with missing or incorrectly attributed results for students tested during the STAAR May 2016 Grades 5 and 8 retest administration and/or the STAAR spring 2016 EOC administration.  Corrected reports and files for these two administrations will be made available on Monday, June 20, 2016.  These reports will also include any corrections made by the district during the resolution windows, such as student identification information updates and test taken information changes.  Due to the ongoing issues and concerns with State reporting, the TEA has requested that ETS, the firm processing the STAAR assessments, conduct additional quality control checks and verifications to ensure that results for all students for which answer documents or online records were submitted are reported error-free and attributed to the correct campus and district.

The SBOE assessment and accountability survey is available to all Texans in English at http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2762440/State-Assessments-and-Accountability-Survey and in Spanish at http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2851839/Encuesta-de-evaluaciones-y-responsabilidad-educativa-del-estado

The information gathered from the survey and the Community Conversations will be compiled into a report and presented to the SBOE for its consideration at its July 19th -22nd meeting. Once adopted, the report will be provided to legislative leaders and the Texas Commission on Next Generation Assessments and Accountability.  The 15-member commission, created by the Texas Legislature, is to make recommendations for statutory changes to the State’s assessment and accountability systems. The commission report is to be submitted to the governor and legislature by September 1st.

 

Learners Today, Leaders Tomorrow, Mustangs Forever!


          
Contact:    Bruce Peckover
                   Director of Communications
                   bpeckover@mfisd.txed.net
                   512-431-7097