(AUSTIN) – Commissioner of
Education Mike Morath announced today that 20 school systems will participate
in a pilot to develop its own local academic accountability system. The Texas
Education Agency (TEA) will oversee a small-scale pilot program in the 2017–2018
Established by House Bill 22 and
passed during the 85th Texas Legislature earlier this year, the local
accountability system program allows an independent school district (ISD) or public
school charter to develop plans locally that evaluate its campuses.
20 systems participating in the 2017-2018 pilot are: Alief ISD; Austin ISD;
Bullard ISD; Canadian ISD; Clear Creek ISD; Dallas ISD; El Paso ISD; Humble
ISD; Jonesboro ISD; Lyford ISD; Midland ISD; Point Isabel ISD; Premier High
Schools; Richland Collegiate High School; San Saba ISD; Sharyland ISD; Snyder
ISD; Spring Branch ISD; Sunnyvale ISD; and Waco ISD.
Participating districts will be required to attend four monthly
meetings hosted by TEA in the spring of 2018 as part of the local plan
development. Once a plan receives TEA approval, districts and charter
schools may use locally developed domains and indicators in conjunction with
the three state-mandated domains to assign overall A–F ratings for each of its campuses.
Approved local accountability systems
will be available for use beginning with the 2018–2019 school year.
information about the local accountability systems established by House Bill
22, visit the TEA website at https://tea.texas.gov/las.aspx.
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