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Texas Commission on Next-Generation Assessments and Accountability to Meet for First Time January 20

01.19.2016 — The Commission on Next-Generation Assessments and Accountability will hold its first meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 20, at the Texas Capitol to review its charges and the state’s assessment and accountability systems. No public testimony will be taken. Watch the meeting online.

The commission was created last year by HB 2804 to “develop and make recommendations for new systems of student assessment and public school accountability.” The bill required that an educator in a Texas High Performance Schools Consortium (THPSC)-participating school district be included and that the commission consider the THPSC’s recommendations when it prepares its report.

Kim Alexander, superintendent, Roscoe Collegiate ISD (a THPSC district), was appointed to the commission, along with several other educators, in November. Last week, Gov. Greg Abbott announced that Andrew Kim, superintendent, Comal ISD, would lead the commission as presiding officer. He replaces Mike Morath, who was originally appointed presiding officer but was subsequently named commissioner of education.