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Appointees Named to New Texas Commission on Next-Generation Assessments and Accountability

11.10.2015 — Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and Speaker Joe Straus named their respective appointees to the newly created Texas Commission on Next-Generation Assessments and Accountability. HB 2804 established the commission to develop and make recommendations for new systems of student assessment and public school accountability no later than September 1, 2016.


Abbott appointed and named Mike Morath of Dallas as presiding officer. Additionally, he appointed Andrew Kim, Theresa Trevino, and Quinton Vance. Patrick appointed Kim Alexander, Paul Castro, and Michael K. McLendon. Straus appointed Pauline Dow, Maria Hernandez Ferrier, and Catherine Susser.

Learn more about each appointee.