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CISD trustees to sign off on state testing resolution

October 16, 2012

COAHOMA — School trustees here are expected to join with a majority of Texas public school districts in supporting a resolution calling for changes in the state's high-stakes testing system.

Coahoma Independent School District trustees will consider the resolution when they hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. today in the administration building board room.

CISD Superintendent Amy Jacobs said the current testing system, which evaluates student learning in English/language arts, math, science and social studies, does not adequately gauge how effectively modern students are being taught in schools today.

“The tests gives a good measure of the four core subject areas, but they don't take into account other areas,” Jacobs said. “There's just so many minute areas we're focusing on that we're missing other important areas, like technology.”

The resolution was drafted by the Texas Association of School Administrators and signed off on by more than 80 percent of school districts in the state.

Jacobs said she expects trustees to vote in favor of the resolution.

“I think this is a great resolution for us to join with,” she said.

Also tonight, Jacobs will discuss enrollment trends with trustees. CISD's latest figures show 855 students enrolled in classes, a jump slightly more than 40 from this time last year.

• In other business, trustees will consider:

• Legal and local policy updates.
• 2012-2013 board goals.
• Personnel matters.

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