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Texas economically disadvantaged population has highest graduation rate in US when compared to peers

The Texas economically disadvantaged student population, which amounts to 60% of total statewide enrollment in our public schools, has the highest graduation rate in America at 85.6% when compared to the economically disadvantaged student populations in every other state. Great things are happening ...

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Students in SPED Programs Improve EOC Exam Performance

The Performance-Based Monitoring Analysis System (PBMAS) Manual is a comprehensive technical resource designed to explain each year's PBMAS indicators and reports of a districts special populations. The PBMAS is used by the Te...

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Being Accountable for Student Benefit

by John Tanner, Test Sense Many years ago, my father—also an educator—and I began a conversation about the purpose of an education. We went the rounds such conversations tend to do: produce citizens, create happy, healthy adults, etc. Those answers were philosophical and aphoristic. The...

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EDITORIAL: A Peek Behind the Curtain of Political Rhetoric on School Choice, School Funding, and Local Property Taxes

By Scott Milder, Founder Friends of Texas Public Schools Couple things you should know related to your public schools, property taxes, and the politics surrounding it. “School choice” sounds reasonable enough but it is nothing more than a happy, feel-good term serving as a cover for t...

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