Dear Parents and Community Members;
White Oak ISD is excited to be a member of the Texas High Performance Schools Consortium (the Consortium). After an application process, the Texas Commissioner of Education announced in October 2012 that our district would join 22 other districts from across the state of Texas to develop high priority learning standards, meaningful assessments and a community-based accountability system that is not over-reliant on high stakes testing.
The Consortium is charged with making a number of recommendations to the governor, legislature and commissioner of education that will be designed to make schools stronger so that our students are prepared to succeed in post-secondary education settings and the workforce. These recommendations include new learning standards, a completely new assessment system, greater use of technology in the classroom and a new accountability system for our Texas Public Schools.
Members of the Consortium have a five-year timeline (2012-2017) to develop the new system. We are committed to providing you with all of the information, resources, and updates necessary to keep you apprised of the work of the Consortium. On this webpage, you will find a Consortium Overview and a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document. As more information becomes available, we will share it on this site.
Thank you for your support in our district’s effort to create a Texas public school system that is student centered and focused on future-ready schools. White Oak ISD is proud to partner with the other 22 school districts to impact the future education of 5 million Texas Public School Students. I look forward to the innovative work of the Consortium and this first step in our continued partnership with the legislature to provide a better, brighter future for the public school students of Texas.
Michael E. Gilbert