Texas High Performance Schools Consortium (THPSC)
The Texas High Performance Schools Consortium (THPSC) is a group of 22 school districts empowered by the Texas Legislature to improve student learning in the state through the development of innovative, next-generation learning standards and assessment and accountability systems, including standards and systems relating to career and college readiness.
- Students should be given the power to innovate and create.
- Teachers should be given the opportunity to use instructional strategies (including assessments) that bring relevance to classrooms.
- School districts have a moral imperative to develop good citizens who are prepared to succeed in postsecondary education and the workforce.
The THPSC is working toward a future in which the Texas public education system is built around:
- Dynamic, rigorous curriculum standards in all content areas
- A variety of assessment alternatives that are not limited to paper and pencil tests
- Technology that is integrated into student learning
- Learning that is relevant and responsive to student interests
- Local community involvement in determining the factors that best measure school accountability in that community
- A variety of pathways to graduation
The THPSC believes that such a system will prepare students for post-secondary education, the workforce, and productive citizenship.
Reports to the Legislature
Member DistrictsSee a list of the 22 school districts that are part of the Texas High Performance Schools Consortium.
“The Consortium’s mission to improve student learning with a focus on digital learning environments, to teach students to truly understand and apply meaningful content, rather than memorize information to pass a test, and to assess students in more authentic ways will continue to be at the heart of a new system that is necessary to prepare our students for success in this ever-changing world.” –Texas High Performance Schools Consortium 2014 Report to the Legislature