The Texas Education Agency announced Northwest ISD is one of 23 school districts in the state selected to the Texas High Performance Schools Consortium. Created by Senate Bill 1557 in the 82nd Legislative Session, the Texas High Performance Schools Consortium is charged with informing the governor, legislature and commissioner of education of methods for transforming public schools through the development of innovative, next-generation learning standards, assessment and accountability systems. The Texas High Performance Schools Consortium extends the ongoing work of the Public Education Visioning Institute. In 2006, 35 superintendents came together to create a new vision for public education. The vision encourages innovation, creativity and more meaningful assessment and accountability measures.