2015 Community and Student Engagement Ratings

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 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.

DISTRICTS CAMPUSES
Locally-Assigned Rating # % # %
Exemplary 406 33.3% 3,726 44.4%
Recognized 614 50.4% 3,623 43.2%
Acceptable 197 16.2% 991 11.8%
Unacceptable 1 0.1% 9 0.1%
N/A - - 41 0.5%
TOTAL 1,218 100% 8,390 100.0%

 

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

 

FINE ARTS DISTRICTS CAMPUSES
Locally-Assigned Rating # % # %
Exemplary 472 38.8% 4,260 50.8%
Recognized 524 43.0% 2,740 32.7%
Acceptable 206 16.9% 1,113 13.3%
Unacceptable 1 0.1% 48 0.6%
N/A 15 1.2% 228 2.7%

 

WELLNESS/PHYSICAL ED DISTRICTS CAMPUSES
Locally-Assigned Rating # % # %
Exemplary 567 46.6% 4,773 56.9%
Recognized 478 39.2% 2,602 31.0%
Acceptable 161 13.2% 872 10.4%
Unacceptable 1 0.1% 19 0.2%
N/A 11 0.9% 123 1.5%

 

COMMUNITY/PARENT INVOLVEMENT DISTRICTS CAMPUSES
Locally-Assigned Rating # % # %
Exemplary 531 43.6% 4,462 53.2%
Recognized 501 41.1% 2,725 32.5%
Acceptable 175 14.4% 1,064 12.7%
Unacceptable 2 0.2% 34 0.4%
N/A 9 0.7% 104 1.2%

 

21st CENTURY WORKFORCE DISTRICTS CAMPUSES
Locally-Assigned Rating # % # %
Exemplary 368 30.2% 3,556 42.4%
Recognized 528 43.3% 2,708 32.3%
Acceptable 241 19.8% 1,390 16.6%
Unacceptable 5 0.4% 60 0.7%
N/A 76 6.2% 675 8.0%

 

SECOND LANGUAGE PROGRAMS DISTRICTS CAMPUSES
Locally-Assigned Rating # % # %
Exemplary 320 26.3% 3,334 39.7%
Recognized 531 43.6% 3,038 36.2%
Acceptable 313 25.7% 1,682 20.1%
Unacceptable 2 0.2% 69 0.8%
N/A 52 4.3% 266 3.2%

 

 

DIGITAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT DISTRICTS CAMPUSES
Locally-Assigned Rating # % # %
Exemplary 422 34.6% 3,476 41.4%
Recognized 556 45.6% 3,225 38.4%
Acceptable 218 17.9% 1,522 18.1%
Unacceptable 2 0.2% 49 0.6%
N/A 20 1.6% 117 1.4%

 

DROPOUT PREVENTION DISTRICTS CAMPUSES
Locally-Assigned Rating # % # %
Exemplary 545 44.7% 4,323 51.5%
Recognized 469 38.5% 2,724 32.5%
Acceptable 174 14.3% 1,017 12.1%
Unacceptable 1 0.1% 29 0.3%
N/A 29 2.4% 296 3.5%

 

GIFTED & TALENTED PROGRAMS DISTRICTS CAMPUSES
Locally-Assigned Rating # % # %
Exemplary 282 23.2% 3,183 37.9%
Recognized 491 40.3% 2,735 32.6%
Acceptable 342 28.1% 1,659 19.8%
Unacceptable 13 1.1% 117 1.4%
N/A 90 7.4% 695 8.3%

 

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.

DISTRICTS CAMPUSES
Statutory Compliance # % # %
YES 1,204 98.9% 8,277 90.7%
NO 14 1.1% 114 1.2%
N/A - - 736 8.1%

 

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.

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