The state has added a new component to its accountability system: evaluating Texas school districts and individual campuses on how well they engage the community and students.
About the new system
- The 83rd Texas Legislature, through House Bill 5 (HB 5), added Section 39.0545 to the Texas Education Code (TEC).
- This section requires school districts to evaluate performance in community and student engagement, as well as in compliance with state reporting requirements, for the District as a whole and for each of its campuses.
- For the evaluation, districts must use criteria developed by a local committee and must assign an overall rating and a rating for each criteria at both the District and campus levels.
- Ratings must be publicly reported no later than Aug. 8 of each year.
Factors used in the evaluation
The following factors were used in evaluating NSCISD's performance in community and student engagement:
- 21st-century workforce development programs
- Second-language acquisition programs
- Community and parental involvement
- Digital learning environment
- Dropout prevention strategies
- Fine arts
- Gifted & talented programs
- Wellness and physical education
- History of compliance with statutory reporting requirements
What are the ratings categories?
There are five possible ratings a District and individual campuses can receive for Factors 1-8. They are: Exemplary, Recognized, Acceptable, Unacceptable or Not Applicable.
A rating label of Yes or No will be assigned for Factor 9, history of compliance with statutory reporting requirements.
NSCISD Top 3 Areas
Middle School and District
Digital Learning Environment
Dropout Prevention Strategies