Irving, Texas. October 9, 2012 –
Irving ISD continues to be recognized as one of the top districts in the state and this time it comes by recognition from Texas Commissioner of Education, Michael L. Williams. Williams invited Irving ISD to participate in the Texas High Schools Consortium. The consortium will help develop innovative, next-generation learning standards, assessments and accountability systems. The Texas Education Agency will host the first consortium next month. Irving ISD is one of only twenty-three districts selected for the consortium. The consortium will make recommendations in four key areas:
- Digital Learning: Engagement of students in digital learning, including the use of electronic textbooks and instructional materials and courses offered through the Texas Virtual School Network
- Learning Standards: Standards that a student must master to be successful in a competitive postsecondary environment
- Multiple Assessments: Various methods of measuring student progress to keep students, parents and schools informed, and the actions consortium participants are taking to improve learning
- Local Control: Ways in which reliance on local input and decision-making enable communities and parents to be involved in the important decisions regarding the education of their children
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