TASA’s Transformed Schools

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A drawing of a TASA school stating no state tests and students are to have fun and the school is student directed.

TASA Schools Nurture Joyous Student Learning

What are TASA Transformed Schools?

These are School Districts whose administrators and school board members have signed an agreement with the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) to work against the Texas Testing Program.

How can school districts be preparing students for the Texas State Tests (STAARS) when the school administrators are working to transform schools not to take these tests.

Check out the transforming resolution that administrators, school board members and even PTA members are agreeing to. TASA’s Transformation of Texas Schools 

Are administrators being deceived? Maybe? But even so, they have signed an agreement with TASA to transform your school district. Have they informed parents that this transformation means that students are not being prepared to take STAARs because these tests require students to know facts. TASA’s transformation plan is against the traditional method of teaching kids facts.

Since the state tests cause so much anxiety for teachers, students, and parents, TASA has lead their transformation by attacking standardized tests. But, like CSCOPE’s micromanaging of teachers, TASA’s transformation is a smart way of micromanaging state school district superintendents and school board members. But, that is given them the benefit of the doubt of being deceived. But why are these leaders of our school districts working so hard to implement common core standards when they know these are federal government standards and come with money but in return the federal government controls your school. But, more about this later. Check out what your administrators are agreeing to. TASA’s Transformation of Texas Schools 
http://www.transformtexas.org/adopt-the-resolution/

Following is one of the terms that your administrators have agreed to. Notice that the first one is backwards. Student-centered means kids come to class with knowledge and share it with each other in group settings. Teachers are given bad marks if they are giving facts and kids are using text books to discover information. Also, kids have to enjoying themselves for a teacher to be considered a good job.

Whereas, what occurs in our classrooms every day should be student-centered
and result in students learning at a deep and meaningful level, as opposed to the
superficial level of learning that results from the current over-emphasis on that which
can be easily tested by standardized tests; and

Is your school part of the group that has agreed to transform Texas education? If so, via your administrators and school board members, your child has not been prepared to take standardized tests. TASA doesn’t approve of the traditional, type #1 style of teaching, which prepares kids for the STAARS tests. TASA promotes the progressive, type #2 style of teaching, which doesn’t allow teachers to provide facts–instead students are suppose to discover on their own. What is the point of having a teacher? UUM! Is this the objective of TASA’s dumbing down transformation of our education system. CSCOPE has been a part of this transforming.

If your school is listed, it is a TASA transforming school and your child may not be prepared to take the STAARs.

Region 1
Brownsville ISD
Donna ISD
Edinburg CISD
Harlingen CISD
Hidalgo ISD
La Feria ISD
La Joya ISD
La Villa ISD
Laredo ISD
Lasara ISD
Los Fresnos CISD
Lyford ISD
McAllen ISD
Mercedes ISD
Mission CISD
Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD
Point Isabel ISD
Raymondville ISD
Rio Grande City ISD
Rio Hondo ISD
Roma ISD
San Benito CISD
Santa Maria ISD
Santa Rosa ISD
Sharyland ISD
South Texas ISD
United ISD
Region 2
Agua Dulce ISD
Aransas County ISD
Aransas Pass ISD
Banquete ISD
Beeville ISD
Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco ISD
Benavides ISD
Bishop CISD
Brooks County ISD
Calallen ISD
Corpus Christi ISD
Driscoll ISD
Flour Blluff ISD
George West ISD
Gregory-Portland ISD
Ingleside ISD
Kingsville ISD
Kenedy County-Wide CSD
London ISD
Mathis ISD
Odem-Edroy ISD
Orange Grove ISD
Pettus ISD
Port Aransas ISD
Premont ISD
Ramirez CISD
Ricardo ISD
Riviera ISD
Robstown ISD
San Diego ISD
Santa Gertrudis ISD
Sinton ISD
Skidmore-Tynan ISD
Taft ISD
Three Rivers ISD
West Oso ISD
Region 3
Austin-Tivoli ISD
Bay City ISD
Bloomington ISD
Boling ISD
Calhoun County ISD
Columbus ISD
Cuero ISD
East Bernard ISD
Edna ISD
El Campo ISD
Ezzell ISD
Falls City ISD
Ganado ISD
Goliad ISD
Halletsville ISD
Industrial ISD
Karnes City ISD
Kenedy ISD
Louise ISD
Matagorda ISD
Meyersville ISD
Moulton ISD
Nordheim ISD
Nursery ISD
Palacios ISD
Refugio ISD
Rice CISD
Runge ISD
Shiner ISD
Sweet Home ISD
Tidehaven ISD
Van Vleck ISD
Victoria ISD
Vysherad ISD
Weimar ISD
Westhoff ISD
Wharton ISD
Woodsboro ISD
Yoakum ISD
Yorktown ISD
Region 4
Aldine ISD
Alief ISD
Alvin ISD
Anahuac ISD
Angleton ISD
Brazosport ISD
Channelview ISD
Clear Creek ISD
Columbia-Brazoria ISD
Crosby ISD
Cypress-Fairbanks ISD
Dayton ISD
Deer Park ISD
Dickinson ISD
East Chambers ISD
Fort Bend ISD
Friendswood ISD
Galena Park ISD
Galveston ISD
Goose Creek CISD
Hardin ISD
Hempstead ISD
Hitchcock ISD
Houston ISD
Huffman ISD
Hull-Daisetta ISD
Humble ISD
Katy ISD
Klein ISD
La Marque ISD
La Porte ISD
Lamar CISD
Liberty ISD
Needville ISD
North Forest ISD
Pasadena ISD
Pearland ISD
Royal ISD
Santa Fe ISD
Sheldon ISD
Spring ISD
Spring Branch ISD
Stafford Municipal School District
Sweeny ISD
Tarkington ISD
Texas City ISD
Waller ISD
Region 5
Beaumont ISD
Bridge City ISD
Brookeland ISD
Buna ISD
Burkeville ISD
Chester ISD
Colmesneil ISD
Deweyville ISD
Evadale ISD
Hamshire-Fannett ISD
Hardin-Jefferson ISD
High Island ISD
Jasper ISD
Kirbyville CISD
Kountze ISD
Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD
Lumberton ISD
Nederland ISD
Newton ISD
Orangfield ISD
Port Arthur ISD
Port Neches-Groves ISD
Sabine Pass ISD
Silsbee ISD
Spurger ISD
Vidor ISD
Warren ISD
West Hardin County CISD
West Orange-Cove CISD
Woodville ISD

 

Region 6
Anderson-Shiro CISD
Apple Springs ISD
Bellville ISD
Big Sandy ISD
Brazos ISD
Bremond ISD
Brenham ISD
Bryan ISD
Buffalo ISD
Burton ISD
Caldwell ISD
Calvert ISD
Cameron ISD
Centerville ISD (C)
Centerville ISD (T)
Coldspring-Oakhurst CISD
College Station ISD
Corrigan-Camden ISD
Franklin ISD
Goodrich ISD
Grapeland ISD
Groveton ISD
Hearne ISD
Huntsville ISD
Iola ISD
Latexo ISD
Leon ISD
Livingston ISD
Lovelady ISD
Madisonville CISD
Magnolia ISD
Milano ISD
Montgomery ISD
Navasota ISD
New Caney ISD
New Waverly ISD
North Zulch ISD
Onalaska ISD
Rockdale ISD
Sealy ISD
Shepherd ISD
Snook ISD
Somerville ISD
Splendora ISD
Trinity ISD
Willis ISD
Region 7
Alto ISD
Athens ISD
Beckville ISD
Big Sandy ISD
Broaddus ISD
Brownsboro ISD
Bullard ISD
Carlisle ISD
Carthage ISD
Cayuga ISD
Center ISD
Central ISD
Chapel Hill ISD
Chireno ISD
Cross Roads ISD
Diboll ISD
Elysian Fields ISD
Etoile ISD
Frankston ISD
Fruitvale ISD
Garrison ISD
Gary ISD
Gilmer ISD
Gladewater ISD
Grand Saline ISD
Hallsville ISD
Harleton ISD
Harmony ISD
Hawkins ISD
Hemphill ISD
Henderson ISD
Hudson ISD
Huntington ISD
Jacksonville ISD
Joaquin ISD
Kilgore ISD
La Poynor ISD
Laneville ISD
Leverett’s Chapel ISD
Lindale ISD
Longview ISD
Lufkin ISD
Malakoff ISD
Martin’s Mill ISD
Mineola ISD
Mount Enterprise ISD
Nacogdoches ISD
New Diana ISD
Ore City ISD
Palestine ISD
Pine Tree ISD
Quitman ISD
Rains ISD
Rusk ISD
Sabine ISD
San Augustine ISD
Shelbyville ISD
Spring Hill ISD
Tatum ISD
Tenaha ISD
Timpson ISD
Troup ISD
Tyler ISD
Union Grove ISD
Union Hill ISD
Van ISD
Waskom ISD
Wells ISD
West Rusk CCISD
Westwood ISD
White Oak ISD
Whitehouse ISD
Winnsboro ISD
Winona ISD
Woden ISD
Yantis ISD
Zavalla ISD
Region 8
Atlanta ISD
Avery ISD
Avinger ISD
Bloomburg ISD
Chapel Hill
Chisum ISD
Clarksville ISD
Como-Pickton ISD
Cooper ISD
Cumby ISD
Daingerfield-Lone Star ISD
DeKalb ISD
Detroit ISD
Fannindel ISD
Harts Bluff ISD
Hooks ISD
Hughes Spring ISD
Jefferson ISD
Leary ISD
Liberty-Eylau ISD
Linden-Kildare CISD
Maud ISD
McLeod ISD
Mount Pleasant ISD
New Boston ISD
North Hopkins ISD
North Lamar ISD
Paris ISD
Pewitt ISD
Pittsburg ISD
Pleasant Grove ISD
Prairiland ISD
Queen City ISD
Red Lick ISD
Redwater ISD
Rivercrest ISD
Roxton ISD
Satillo ISD
Sulphur Bluff ISD
Sulphur Springs ISD
Texarkana ISD
Winfield ISD
Region 9
Archer City ISD
Bellevue ISD
Benjamin ISD
Bowie ISD
Bryson ISD
Burkburnett ISD
Chllicothe ISD
City View ISD
Electra ISD
Forestburg ISD
Gold-Burg ISD
Graham ISD
Henrietta ISD
Holliday ISD
Iowa Park ISD
Jacksboro ISD
Knox City-O’Brien CISD
Montague ISD
Munday CISD
Newcastle ISD
Nocona ISD
Northside ISD
Olney ISD
Perrin-Whitt CISD
Petrolia ISD
Prairie Valley ISD
Quanah ISD
Saint Jo ISD
Seymour ISD
Throckmorton ISD
Vernon ISD
Wichita Falls ISD
Windthorst ISD
Woodson ISD
Region 10
Allen ISD
Anna ISD
Avalon ISD
Bells ISD
Bland ISD
Blue Ridge ISD
Boles ISD
Bonham ISD
Caddo Mills ISD
Campbell ISD
Canton ISD
Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD
Celeste ISD
Celina ISD
Collinsville ISD
Commerce ISD
Community ISD
Coppell ISD
Crandall ISD
Dallas ISD
Denison ISD
DeSoto ISD
Dodd City ISD
Duncanville ISD
Ector ISD
Ennis ISD
Farmersville ISD
Ferris ISD
Forney ISD
Frisco ISD
Grand Prairie ISD
Greenville ISD
Gunter ISD
Highland Park ISD
Honey Grove ISD
Howe ISD
Irving ISD
Kaufman ISD
Kemp ISD
Lancaster ISD
Leonard ISD
Mabank ISD
Maypearl ISD
McKinney ISD
Mesquite ISD
Midlothian ISD
Milford ISD
Palmer ISD
Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD
Plano ISD
Pottsboro ISD
Prosper ISD
Quinlan ISD
Red Oak ISD
Richardson ISD
Rockwall ISD
Royse City ISD
S & S CISD
Sam Rayburn ISD
Savoy ISD
Sherman ISD
Sunnyvale ISD
Terrell ISD
Tom Bean ISD
Trenton ISD
Van Alstyne ISD
Waxahachie ISD
Whitesboro ISD
Whitewright ISD
Wills Point ISD
Wylie ISD

 

Region 11
Aledo ISD
Alvarado ISD
Alvord ISD
Argyle ISD
Arlington ISD
Aubrey ISD
Azle ISD
Birdville ISD
Bluff Dale ISD
Boyd ISD
Bridgeport ISD
Brock ISD
Burleson ISD
Carroll ISD
Castleberry ISD
Chico ISD
Cleburne ISD
Crowley ISD
Decatur ISD
Denton ISD
Dublin ISD
Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD
Era ISD
Everman ISD
Fort Worth ISD
Gainesville ISD
Garner ISD
Glen Rose ISD
Godley ISD
Graford ISD
Granbury ISD
Grandview ISD
Grapevine-Colleyville ISD
Huckabay ISD
Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD
Joshua ISD
Keene ISD
Keller ISD
Kennedale ISD
Krum ISD
Lake Dallas ISD
Lake Worth ISD
Lewisville ISD
Lingleville ISD
Lipan ISD
Little Elm ISD
Mansfield ISD
Millsap ISD
Mineral Wells ISD
Morgan Mill ISD
Muenster ISD
Northwest ISD
Palo Pinto ISD
Paradise ISD
Peaster ISD
Pilot Point ISD
Ponder ISD
Poolville ISD
Rio Vista ISD
Sanger ISD
Santo ISD
Sivells Bend ISD
Slidell ISD
Springtown ISD
Stephenville ISD
Three Way ISD
Tolar ISD
Venus ISD
Walnut Bend ISD
Weatherford ISD
White Settlement ISD
Region 12
Abbott ISD
Academy ISD
Aquilla ISD
Axtell ISD
Belton ISD
Blooming Grove ISD
Blum ISD
Bosqueville ISD
Bruceville-Eddy ISD
Bynum ISD
China Spring ISD
Coolidge ISD
Copperas Cove ISD
Connally ISD
Corsicana ISD
Covington ISD
Crawford ISD
Dawson ISD
Dew ISD
Evant ISD
Fairfield ISD
Frost ISD
Gatesville ISD
Goldthwaite ISD
Groesbeck ISD
Hallsburg ISD
Hamilton ISD
Hico ISD
Hillsboro ISD
Hubbard ISD
Itasca ISD
Iredell ISD
Kerens ISD
Killeen ISD
Kopperl ISD
La Vega ISD
Lampasas ISD
Lometa ISD
Lorena ISD
Mart ISD
McGregor ISD
Mexia ISD
Mildred ISD
Moody ISD
Morgan ISD
Mount Calm ISD
Oglesby ISD
Priddy ISD
Rice ISD
Robinson ISD
Rogers ISD
Rosebud-Lott ISD
Salado ISD
Star ISD
Valley Mills ISD
Waco ISD
Walnut Springs ISD
West ISD
Whitney ISD
Wortham ISD
Region 13
Austin ISD
Bastrop ISD
Burnet CISD
Comfort ISD
Coupland ISD
Del Valle ISD
Dime Box ISD
Dripping Springs ISD
Eanes ISD
Elgin ISD
Fayetteville ISD
Flatonia ISD
Florence ISD
Fredericksburg ISD
Georgetown ISD
Gonzales ISD
Granger ISD
Hays CISD
Hutto ISD
Jarrell ISD
Johnson City ISD
La Grange ISD
Lake Travis ISD
Leander ISD
Lexington ISD
Llano ISD
Lockhart ISD
Luling ISD
Manor ISD
Navarro iSD
New Braunfels ISD
Nixon-Smiley CISD
Pflugerville ISD
Round Rock ISD
Round Top-Carmine ISD
San Marcos CISD
Schulenburg ISD
Seguin ISD
Smithville ISD
Taylor ISD
Thorndale ISD
Waelder ISD
Wimberley ISD
Region 14
Albany ISD
Abilene ISD
Anson ISD
Baird ISD
Blackwell ISD
Breckenridge ISD
Cisco ISD
Clyde CISD
Coahoma ISD
Colorado ISD
Comanche ISD
DeLeon ISD
Eastland ISD
Eula ISD
Gorman ISD
Gustine ISD
Hamlin ISD
Haskell CISD
Hawley ISD
Hermleigh ISD
Highland ISD
Jim Ned CISD
Ira ISD
Loraine ISD
Lueders-Avoca ISD
Moran ISD
Paint Creek ISD
Ranger ISD
Rising Star ISD
Roby CISD
Roscoe ISD
Rotan ISD
Rule ISD
Stamford ISD
Sweetwater ISD
Trent ISD
Westbrook ISD
Region 15
Ballinger ISD
Bangs ISD
Blanket ISD
Brady ISD
Bronte ISD
Brookesmith ISD
Brownwood ISD
Cherokee ISD
Christoval ISD
Coleman ISD
Comstock ISD
Crockett County CCSD
Eden CISD
Early ISD
Grape Creek ISD
Lohn ISD
Mason ISD
Menard ISD
Novice ISD
Nueces Canyon CISD
Olfen ISD
Paint Rock ISD
Panther Creek ISD
Richland Springs ISD
Robert Lee ISD
Rochelle ISD
San Felipe-Del Rio CISD
San Saba ISD
Santa Anna ISD
Sonora ISD
Sterling City ISD
Veribest ISD
Wall ISD
Water Valley ISD
Winters ISD
Zephyr ISD

 

 
Region 16
Adrian ISD
Amarillo ISD
Booker ISD
Bovina ISD
Boys Ranch ISD
Bushland ISD
Canadian ISD
Canyon ISD
Channing ISD
Childress ISD
Clarendon CISD
Claude ISD
Dalhart ISD
Darrouzett ISD
Dimmitt ISD
Dumas ISD
Farwell ISD
Follett ISD
Fort Elliot CISD
Friona ISD
Grandview-Hopkins ISD
Groom ISD
Gruver ISD
Hart ISD
Hartley ISD
Hereford ISD
Higgins ISD
Highland Park ISD
Kress ISD
Lazbuddie ISD
Lefors ISD
Miami ISD
McLean ISD
Memphis ISD
Nazareth ISD
Pampa ISD
Perryton ISD
Plemons-Stinnett-Phillips CISD
Pringle Morse CISD
River Road ISD
Sanford-Fritch ISD
Shamrock ISD
Silverton ISD
Spearman ISD
Stratford ISD
Sunray ISD
Texhoma ISD
Texline ISD
Tulia ISD
Walcott ISD
Wellington ISD
Region 17
Amherst ISD
Anton ISD
Borden County ISD
Brownfield ISD
Crosbyton CISD
Dawson ISD
Denver City ISD
Floydada ISD
Frenship ISD
Guthrie ISD
Idalou ISD
Jayton-Girard ISD
Klondike ISD
Lamesa ISD
Levelland ISD
Littlefield ISD
Lockney ISD
Loop ISD
Lorenzo ISD
Lubbock ISD
Lubbock-Cooper ISD
Meadow ISD
Morton ISD
Muleshoe ISD
New Deal ISD
O’Donnell iSD
Olton ISD
Paducah ISD
Patton Springs ISD
Petersburg ISD
Plains ISD
Plainview ISD
Post ISD
Ralls ISD
Roosevelt ISD
Ropes ISD
Sands ISD
Seagraves ISD
Seminole ISD
Shallowater ISD
Slaton ISD
Smyer ISD
Southland ISD
Springlake-Earth ISD
Spur ISD
Sundown ISD
Tahoka ISD
Wellman-Union ISD
Whitharral ISD
Region 18
Alpine ISD
Andrews ISD
Balmorhea ISD
Big Spring ISD
Buena Vista ISD
Crane ISD
Culberson County-Allamoore ISD
Forsan ISD
Fort Davis ISD
Fort Stockton ISD
Glasscock County ISD
Grady ISD
Grandfalls-Royalty ISD
Greenwood ISD
Iraan-Sheffield ISD
Kermit ISD
Marathon ISD
Marfa ISD
McCamey ISD
Midland ISD
Monahans-Wickett-Pyote ISD
Presidio ISD
Rankin ISD
Reagan County ISD
Terrell County ISD
Valentine ISD
Wink-Loving ISD
Region 19
Anthony ISD
Canutillo ISD
Clint ISD
Dell City ISD
El Paso ISD
Fabens ISD
Fort Hancock ISD
San Elizario ISD
Socorro ISD
Tornillo ISD
Ysleta ISD
Region 20
Alamo Heights ISD
Boerne ISD
Brackett ISD
Carrizo Springs CISD
Center Point ISD
Charlotte ISD
Cotulla ISD
Crystal City ISD
D’Hanis ISD
Devine ISD
Dilley ISD
East Central ISD
Edgewood ISD
Floresville ISD
Fort Sam Houston ISD
Harlandale ISD
Hunt ISD
Ingram ISD
Jourdanton ISD
Kerrville ISD
La Pryor ISD
La Vernia ISD
Lackland ISD
Leakey ISD
Lytle ISD
Medina ISD
Natalia ISD
North East ISD
Northside ISD
Pearsall ISD
Pleasanton ISD
Poteet ISD
Poth ISD
Randolph Field ISD
Sabinal ISD
San Antonio ISD
Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD
South San Antonio ISD
Southwest ISD
Stockdale ISD
Utopia ISD
Uvalde CISD
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  2. Patricia Jaramillo says:

    I beg to differ, it’s nonsense about the spell check. it is trivial, i understood what the person wrote. this should be open to any concerned parents. and while you may have gotten an education, many may not even speak the English language well. It is insensitivity like this that has parents standing in the back isles waiting to see if the so called intellectuals will do something because they are afraid to speak up so as not to be insulted, ever think that is the reason their children are in school? to have a better future than they did. We need more individuals involved not someone running them off.

    • Janice VanCleave says:

      Thanks for your comment.
      If your school received any title funds, parents are suppose to be very involved. This is not true in most schools. So how are the schools forging their documents to remain eligible for title money?

      Most schools discourage parent involvement. For one thing the schools do not want parents to know what is going on.
      Schools need parent organizations. Unfortunately the state parent organization is supporting the groups that are promoting
      the destructive common core progressive education. Call it what you like–CSCOPE or TRS instruction materials, it is all
      common core under a different name. Gov. Perry made said common core will not be in Texas–HA! Have you seen him comment
      about education since he was asked about education and said he knew nothing about it. That was when he was running for president.
      There is nothing restrictive about Perry’s claim to keep common core out of Texas. Everything that the 20 ESCs sell promotes the common
      core progressive “21st Century teaching philosophy.” If it is said to be 21st Century education–know that means it is common core.

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  4. Stacey Roberts says:

    I am currently trying to get Cscope out of Alpine ISD now. Once it has been implemented, it’s almost impossible! Currently I have met with the superintendent and been told that it is pretty much the only option. After deliberating with him on why it was the WORSE option, we decided to get a petition signed and go before the school board. So far we have one of the school board members on our side, but he has advised us that it will be difficult unless we get a room full of people to show up. Please advise if there are any parents, teachers or administrators I could talk to that have removed it from their school. I need to present an option or plan of action if it is removed.

    • Janice says:

      Stacey,
      Contact me at
      CscopeReview@gmail.com

      I receive the emails and will provide the information you have requested.
      Janice VanCleave

    • D CHANCE says:

      So glad I read this. I am in Lumberton ISD, which is the district that had the picture of the girls in Burqas that went viral in the news. I wanted to encourage you. We were being told the same thing. BUT, due to the parents creating such an uproard in the community the BOARD MEMBERS not the Super (He is still fighting to keep it) went over SUPERINTENDENTS head and started finally asking around to parents they knew what could be done to quell the anger and came up with a community research committee, made up of parents, teachers and board members (NO ADMINISTRATORS). We are a small district and cant afford curriculum teams but I feel came up with a better plan that that. It has been quite a wonderful experience. It was suppose to be about 30 and half of the board members were on it so they added to the authority of the committees. I was asked by Board Prez to be on it despite the fact my kids are now at Baylor University (Im a local Realtor). In the first meeting about 60 or so showed up, mainly teachers who ask to come be a part. Elementary teachers showed up in droves because they hated Cscope. which shocked the Superintendent and Asst Super (I believe) and from then in we parents knew we had a shot at this. If you can get SOME teachers on your side it really helps. Anyway, first meeting it seemed we were very outnumbered. But had some good solid parents and community leaders who knew how to fight without being hotheads. That really helped. If you seem like you are going in somewhat openmnded and friendly then when you start producing all this data they dont like they have to be openminded and friendly about it. We were broken up in to sub-committees which you were allowed to pick the one you wanted to be on up to about 6 or 7 on a committee. I jumped up and ran to be first on CURRICULUM ALTERNATIVES committee because I knew if we had a prayer of dumping Cscope we had to have A BETTER IDEAL! Our committee ended up doing SO MUCH research that met 2 times more than any other committee. We also had 2 masters level curriculum specialist that were being under utilitzed in our district with lots of good information. We first pulled the scope and sequences from other districts such as Round Rock who had much of them online. It was impressive because they have a TEAM writing them. We immediately began to be inspired to want better than Cscope curriculum as we talked with curriculum companies and textbook publishers and mapping companies and alignment companies (I have all these names for anyone who wants them). The data began to pile up and we started feeling overwhelmed. If we would have just went with “Write your own curriculum” theory like we used to do we would have lost because teachers for some reason or SOOOOOO fearful of the STAARS and TEKS that they just TRULY DO NOT FEEL THAT IS AN OPTION! I have much more info if you want to email me at DonnaChance@gmail.com. We parents continued to push for more research knowing we had to settle on an answer of what would it look like if we write our own curriculum (couldnt leave it so vague and overwhelming or we would loose). As we dug deeper into what the alternative would look like we landed on a few great options. Our committee ended up being 5 against Cscope and 1 for it (a math adminstrator/teacher who feels they cant live without it in math). BUT, she was the Pro Cscope representative for the entire district so that is understandable. Our board vote is next week but because a board member who has many of board members not there voting with her voted AGAINST CSCOPE! So, behind the scenes it sounds as though WE HAVE WON!!!! We landed on creating a mapping system through google that can be uploaded or put in sync with EDUPHORIA! We are already payin gfor Eduphoria and half of it wasnt even being utilized. Eduphoria allow for the heat maps that the Administration seems to think they cant live without. We were already becoming a google campus last year, so it worked will enhance this procedure even further. Then the PRINCIPLES WILL DESIGNATE what we will call curriculum coaches (the best curriuclum writers) which will be paid a stipend to do the extra work it will require in summers ect….THey will coach the teachers who are assigned to write curriulum along with them like a team (they too will be paid extra while they are writing). Coaches will align the curriulums to the TEKS and tweak all year round. They will align it horizonitally and vertically and alot more. It is much cheaper than hiring curriulcum specialist at $50,000/yr. that curriculum will be uploaded into the google mapping system and synced with Eduphoria so teachers can share and it operates much like Cscope but better as far as the mapping system portion. The actual lesson plans and pace and alignment will be coming from our teachers however! It is going to be awesome and now the BOARD wants a CURRICULUM REPORT not by the superintendent by but by this team leader every single board meeting from now on! She stated ITS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING why wouldnt we want to hear about it every single meeting and if there are gaps or needs not being addressed by ADMINSTRATION!

  5. I don’t think you understand the reasoning behind this movement. It is simply a way to let the Legislature know that we are tired of simply teaching to the test! First it was TAAS, then TAKS, now STAAR. We are so busy preparing and taking tests that real learning is put on the back burner. Does 46 testing days a year seem a little excessive to you? Has all of the testing made our kids any smarter or more prepared? No! Then, let’s get BACK to the job of educating our children and preparing them for a future – not just a test.

    • Janet,
      I totally agree with you. But, unfortunately, TASA has taken our objections to all the time
      preparing for the STAAR and actually taking the test and is using it to misdirect our education
      process. TASA supports the same teaching philosophy as does CSCOPE, which is progressive–
      kids making decisions on what they think is the truth. Be careful about the direction that
      TASA is leading in their transforming program. Were parents part of this movement? No!
      It is difficult for me to really trust TASA when so much of our school tax money is being
      paid to TASA and TASB (group for school board members)–$30 + million each year. WOW!
      That is a lot of money–for what?

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  7. John Brooks says:

    All I know for sure is the education my 4 children received and are receiving is top notch. Ross, Seabrook, and Clear Springs. I am pleased with CCISD. We must stay vigilant and on top of the teachers to get what our kids deserve.

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  9. I am trying to understand all of this so please help me. My kids are transferring to the Gladewater ISD and i am trying to see if their schools are under CSCOPE and i dont see them on the list but i see the district under the TASA list which is worse or are they both bad????? I am deciding wether to homeschool or keep in school. please help me understand

    • If you have the option to homeschool, I would suggest that you do that until Texans can reclaim their schools.
      But keep fighting for your local school. Attend school board meetings—I will soon have a descriptive plan of action
      for you.

  10. Concerned says:

    Well, CRAP. I was all happy my district wasn’t on the C-SCOPE list. Then I came to this page and, there is my district, petitioning for common core.

    How can we stop all of these progressive programs? Why do the superintendents think it has to be EITHER c-scope OR common core?? How can we fight C-SCOPE, TASA/common core AND the IB WORLD SCHOOL project?

  11. Majesta Majorca says:

    I am not sure about the facts you present, your own or those you are talking about in the curriculum, but SOMEBODY ought to introduce you to SPELLCHECK or perhaps you should at least get a friend to read what you write before you hit SEND. This publication, which purports to be about education is full of poor sentence structure and misspelled words as to be laughable.

    I would advise you to learn to write before you begin lecturing others on how and what to teach.

    • Thank you for your comment. I agree that perfect articles are important. Since I work this website by myself things do get posted too quickly. I could use you to help copy edit –no pay just lots of work. I will try to be more attentive to spelling.
      Janice

  12. I do not know which is worse this, CSCOPE, or the standardized test. The teachers are currently teaching for the test. This curriculum is pushing toward total computerization and no structured or fact based teaching. Do I even have to talk about CSCOPE on here? I am taking a serious look at homeschooling. At least my school district has not signed this petition.

    • You are so correct—with or without CSCOPE, the Texas school districts have stopped educating students. Instead students are drilled and drilled and drilled on information that teachers THINK! will be on the STAARs test. Maybe they are even purchasing workbooks published by Pearson, which is the same company who helps design the STAARs, prints the STAARs, and grades the STAARs. Pearson should
      know what is on the test.

      If school districts are only concerned about the grades on the STAARs, why are they purchasing CSCOPE –text books are any other material. Just contact Pearson and purchase study books for the Test and be done with it. In fact, schools could save money by shortening the school year and have kids come a few months before the scheduled STAAR tests so they can be drilled to take the test. Then go home after the test until next year. The state education system has no concern about anything except the STAARs. Obviously I am being facetious, but it is sad because it is very close to the truth.

  13. Teacher Mom says:

    I teach at a 8th grade at a middle school. We do not use CSCOPE – thank goodness. We are also not on this list. But, that said, the STAAR test is a farce. It isn’t about learning facts, etc. It is awful. Since we have started all the standardized testing in our schools, the curriculum has plummeted, as has the learning. When schools are held accountable for students to pass a test, then they start teaching to the test and to the students that might fail the test. We spend about 90% of our time on those kids at the low end of the scale, because they might bring the school’s ratings down. If parents had a clue, they’d be furious. And don’t try to blame the administrators, they are just trying to look out for their jobs. There is so much ridiculousness going on, that you wouldn’t believe it. Kids that are in diapers in middle school – the teacher is told to teach the TEKS on grade level to them. Yea, like that is going to be beneficial to them. I only have a few more years to retirement, and I can’t wait.

    • I totally agree that the state testing doesn’t do what it is said to do.
      It certainly has not improved education –if anything it has lowered it
      and yes, it is because administrators have their jobs at risk over the
      school ratings. It is all about the money and it is not schools getting any
      of it. We are draining money out of Texas and into the pocket of Pearson
      a foreign company that just about owns Texas education. This company
      is part of the construction of STAARS, the printing of the STAARs, the
      grading of STAARS, and publishes products that teachers and students
      can use in order to prepare for the STAARs.

      It is obvious that schools are only interested in students passing the STAARS
      and since Pearson knows what is on the STAARs, the smart thing to do
      would be to purchase these study guides and forget about the TEKS.
      Few schools are interested in educating students, instead they are
      only interested in preparing students for the STAARs. Once the test
      is taken in the spring, what then? Do teachers keep pressing onward
      for next year’s testing? Most don’t. Most kids think school should be out, they
      did their job–they took the laborious STAARs even though many elementary
      kids get sick over it. Just how important is a test that makes kids physically and
      emotionally ill.

      The STAARs is suppose to force teachers and administrators to do their job.
      Has it? No. What has happened is that administrators have grouped together
      to transform Texas Education so that one yearly test doesn’t measure the success
      or failure of a student or a school. The only problem is that while this is an admiral
      goal, the organization leading this transformation is being supported by Pearson.
      Pearson is playing both sides–they cannot lose. But even worse, the administration
      organization called TASA supports common core and is working to implement this in
      Texas Schools. With common core comes Federal Government control. What is wrong
      with out superintendents. Do they not have the ability to think for themselves? Why are
      they following the direction of TASA like sheep being led to the slaughter? Have you ever
      seen school superintendents band together and support a textbook like they are
      doing with CSCOPE? Why is CSCOPE so important to superintendents that they go
      to CSCOPE workshops and conventions to learn how to implement it? Why are they
      learning how to convince parents and the community that CSCOPE is great?
      At the beginning of school, and maybe even now, superintendents will have a community
      meeting–not for the community to EVALUATE cscope, instead, it is what is called the
      delfy technique of maneuvering people to do what you want them to. CSCOPE directors
      have workshops to train superintendents to do this. They even have training on how to
      isolate those who disagree–called the bad apples so they do not influence others. This
      should be a warning sign that there is something sinister and corrupt about CSCOPE.
      GET CSCOPE OUT OF YOUR SCHOOL.
      The only way to get CSCOPE out of our schools is to demand that it be removed.
      Please demand the removal of CSCOPE. Do this with letters.

      For form letters to superintendents, senators, representatives etc… see
      http://www.txcscopereview.com/2013/flood-austin-with-letters/

  14. Good! I’m glad my district is on this list. An innovative educational experience is much more important to me than how my children perform on a standardized assessment!

    • Common Core is worse..I thought TX blocked it..so now they use TASA to get in the back way..

      • the reason why Common Core has infected the schools is because it was a part of the Stimulus bill signed in 2009. they used that money to bribe the cash strapped schools in order for them to get any of the money they had to comply with Common Core..Common Core was written by Bill Ayers and David Cohen..watch the GB episode..

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