Accountability Forum Seminar at Midwinter

  • Symphony or Cacophony? How ESSA and New State Laws
    are Shaping Accountability

    Provided twice yearly at no registration cost to current TASA Accountability Forum subscribers, TASA Accountability Forum seminars feature invited speakers who provide valuable information related to the Texas public school accountability system. The upcoming seminar, to be held in Austin immediately following the 2018 TASA Midwinter Conference, will include:

    • Texas’ current interpretation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and relevant new laws passed by the 85th Texas Legislature
    • An analysis of HB 22 (A-F state accountability system) by Moak, Casey and Associates, who will also give attendees an in-depth look at the alignment between the new state and federal accountability systems
    • An update from TEA Deputy Commissioner Penny Schwinn and Executive Directors Jamie Crowe, Deb Sauberer, and Mark Baxter will address attendees on TEA's ongoing efforts to implement state and federal accountability

    Participants will receive helpful resources and materials to take home, and have opportunities to network with their colleagues from across the state.

    Wednesday, January 31 (immediately following the TASA Midwinter Conference)
    11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (boxed lunch included)

    Ballroom D, Austin Convention Center

    Tentative Agenda
    11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
    Welcome and Introductions by TASA Executive Director Johnny L. Veselka

    11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Presentation by Moak, Casey and Associates

    12:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    ESSA and State Accountability Update With Q&A by Texas Education Agency Staff

    2:30 p.m.
    Closing Remarks by Moak, Casey and Associates


  • Online registration is closed. On-site registration will be offered 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 31, on Level 1 (Atrium) of the Austin Convention Center.

Registration Fee

  • Registration Fee (includes lunch and seminar materials): Districts with a 2017-18 subscription to the TASA Accountability Forum may bring up to three (3) attendees at no cost. Additional attendees from 2017-18 subscribing districts pay just $75.* We ask that you register all individuals attending from your district—even if they are complimentary—so that we will have an accurate count for lunch and materials.

    *The registration fee for attendees from non-subscribing districts is $175.

    Review TASA's cancellation policy.