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TPAC the Subject of Series of Interviews by Global Education Correspondent

Rod Berger Global education correspondent Rod Berger recently conducted a series of interviews with educators involved with the Texas Performance Assessment Consortium (TPAC), a group of 44 Texas school districts working to build on the success of community-based accountability systems already in use in districts across the state by developing next-generation measures and assessments that would enable wider use of such systems. They include:

Authentic Assessment vs. Accountability: The Balancing Act – interview with Eric Simpson, Director of Learning and Leadership Services, TASA (which facilitates TPAC)

Preparing Students for the Future by Turning Away from the Past – video interview with John Tanner, founder of Test Sense and TPAC consultant

Leading the Charge Against Teaching for the Test – video interview with Dr. Kim Alexander, superintendent, Roscoe Collegiate ISD

Small Town Texas Principal Pushes for Accountability – video interview with William Paul, principal, Lexington Middle School

5 Questions to Ask When Rethinking Accountability Systems – article featuring Dr. David Vroonland, superintendent, Mesquite ISD

Learning to Communicate Student Progress and Experience – video interview with Theresa Morris, mathematics performance assessment developer, Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE) in Palo Alto, California

An Educational Leader with a Lifetime of Focus on the Individual Student – video interview with Marilyn Denson, assistant superintendent for Transformation and Strategic Initiatives, Coppell ISD