Select Committee on Public School Accountability

Committee Handouts

April 14, 2008

Panel 1: Business and Community Perceptions

Invited Testimony

    • Richard Perez, President, Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce
    • Gene Austin, CEO Convio, Chair for Educational Talent, Austin Chamber of Commerce
    • Bill Hammond, and Chief Executive Officer, Texas Association of Business
    • Stephen K. Mittlestet, President of Richland College, Dallas County Community College District

Panel 2: School District Growth Measures

Invited Testimony

    • Robert Mendro, Ph.D., Director, Program Evaluation, Dallas ISD
    • Cecilia Oakeley, Ph. D., Executive Director Evaluation & Accountability, Dallas ISD
    • Anne Ware, Ph.D., Executive Director, Accountability & Data Quality, Ft. Worth ISD
    • Fred Van Valkenburg, Chief of Staff, Ft. Worth ISD
    • Karen Garza, Ph.D., Chief Academic Officer, Academic Services, Houston ISD
    • Dan Troxell, Ph.D., Superintendent, Kerrville Independent School District
    • James Ashby, Director of Assessment and Accountability Plano Independent School District

Panel 3: Origins of the Accountability System

Invited Testimony

    • Charles Miller, Former Chairman of the UT Board of Regents, Former Chairman of the Secretary of Education's Commission on the Future of Higher Education
    • Darvin Winick, Ph.D., Chair of the National Assessment Governing Board and Senior Research Fellow, UT Austin

Panel 4: Parent and Taxpayer Perceptions

Invited Testimony

    • Ted Guerra, Chair, San Antonio Independent School District Council of PTAs
    • Peggy M. Venable, State Director of Americans for Prosperity, Member of the Texas Center for Education Research Board
    • Brooke Hunt, Chairman Elect, Texas Association of Realtors
    • Father Walter D'Heedene, Pastor at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in San Antonio

Panel 5: School Boards and School Community Organizations

Invited Testimony

    • Beth Plummer, President, North East ISD Board of Trustees
    • Missy Bender, Plano ISD Board of Trustees
    • Charlotte Slack, College Station ISD Board of Trustees
    • Jim Windham, Chairman, Texas Institute for Education Reform
    • Bill Ratliff, Chairman of the Advisory Board, Raise Your Hand Texas

Public Testimony