Measure What Matters Day at the Capitol

Raise Your Hand Texas Calls on Texas Legislature to Pass STAAR Reform Legislation Impacting All Texas KIDS


Raise Your Hand Texas hosted a Measure What Matters Day at the Texas Capitol on April 18, 2023. The day included a press conference, visits with every legislative office in the House and Senate, and an art installation demonstrating the importance of STAAR reform legislation. The art installation showcased over 2,500 rulers from advocates across the state who shared what they believe should be measured by our public school accountability system.  The art installation highlights the importance of measuring a more well-rounded set of indicators in advancing a KIDS-centered approach to testing and accountability in public schools.


Raise Your Hand Texas, alongside local advocates, met with lawmakers and staff to discuss legislation that will create meaningful testing and accountability for Texas kids and schools. Numerous 88th Legislative Session bills focused on assessment & accountability, and here are five Raise Your Hand Texas was following at the time of the event: 


Raise Your Hand Texas’ recommendations for a new accountability plan are reflected in a number of bills moving in the House and Senate during the closing weeks of the Legislative Session. The recommended reforms are KIDS-focused:

K- Knowledge for parents and community members

I – Indicators beyond the test

D – De-emphasize STAAR

S – Seek feedback


Speakers Included:

Kelli Moulton, Chair, Measure What Matters Assessment & Accountability Council

Charles Randklev, President, Keller ISD Board of Trustees

Glenn Rogers, Texas State Representative for House District 60

Lynn Boswell, Member, Austin ISD Board of Trustees

Ana Hernandez, Texas State Representative for House District 143


For more information, visit the Measure What Matters web page.


South Steps, Texas State Capitol


April 18, 2023
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM


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