The 86th Texas Legislature is in session, and assessment is in the spotlight. As TCTELA members, we have an opportunity to share our expertise on that subject through individual advocacy and participation in the TCTELA 2019 Literacy Education Day initiative.

On March 27, small groups of TCTELA members will visit legislative offices at the capitol in Austin to express our support for legislation that requires an independent review of STAAR readability levels, for legislation that calls for the removal of high stakes measures associated with student assessment, and for legislation that would continue the work of developing a portfolio-based writing assessment as an alternative to STAAR.