TEA News Releases Online Oct. 1, 2015
TEA releases 2015 Community and Student Engagement ratings
AUSTIN – The Texas Education Agency today released the 2015 Community and Student Engagement ratings for the state’s school districts, charters and campuses.
House Bill 5 (passed by the 83rd Texas Legislature in 2013) requires all districts and charters to evaluate their own performance, as well as that of each of their campuses, in the area of community engagement. Districts must assign – both to themselves and to each of their campuses -one of four ratings: Exemplary, Recognized, Acceptable or Unacceptable.
In 2015, more than 99 percent of school districts and charters (1,217 out of 1,218) reported a locally assigned rating of Acceptable or higher. In addition, more than 99 percent of campuses (8,340 out of 8,390) reported a locally assigned rating of Acceptable or higher.
Note: N/A indicates Not Applicable
In addition to an overall rating, districts must assign to themselves and to each of their campuses a performance rating for the following categories:
- Fine Art
- Wellness and Physical Education
- Community and Parental Involvement
- 21st Century Workforce Development Program
- Second Language Acquisition Program
- Digital Learning Environment
- Dropout Prevention Strategies
- Educational Programs for Gifted and Talented Students
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While districts must assign locally determined performance ratings for themselves and all their campuses, ratings are not required for budgeted (non-instructional) campuses, Disciplinary Alternative Education Program (DAEP) campuses, Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program (JJAEP) campuses, and facilities operated by the Texas Juvenile Justice Department.
Each district must also indicate whether it has complied with statutory reporting and policy requirements.
Local committees determine the criteria that districts use to evaluate performance and performance ratings and to evaluate district compliance with statutory reporting and policy requirements.
The Texas Education Agency is required to report the performance ratings and compliance statuses on its website. Districts and charters were required to have posted their locally assigned ratings and compliance status on the school district’s website by Aug. 8, 2015. For questions regarding the process in determining locally assigned performance ratings, contact your local school district or charter school.
Community and Student Engagement ratings are locally determined and not currently a part of the state accountability rating system or the financial accountability rating system–known as the School Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST).
To see a summary of all state accountability ratings, financial accountability ratings and locally assigned ratings, please visit the Texas Consolidated School Rating Report page on the TEA website at http://tea.texas.gov/tcsr.aspx.