03.09.2015 — The Senate Education Committee will meet at 9 a.m., Thursday, March 12, to hear testimony on SB 6. The bill would amend Education Code 39.054(a), which requires the commissioner of education to adopt rules to evaluate school district and campus performance and assign each district a performance rating of A, B, C, D, or F. SB 6 would require that a campus also receive a letter rating rather than a rating of exemplary, recognized, acceptable, or unacceptable. TASA will oppose this legislation during the Senate hearing. TASA members who communicate with legislators on this issue should review this list of talking points on the use of letter grades to rate schools and districts prepared by Moak, Casey & Associates.
The Senate Education Committee will also consider the following bills as introduced:
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