Local Accountability System

House Bill (HB) 22 (85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2017) established the Local Accountability System (LAS) to allow districts and open-enrollment charter schools to develop local accountability system plans for their campuses. A district’s local accountability plan provides stakeholders with detailed information about school performance and progress over time. Local accountability plans may vary by school type (elementary school, middle school, high school, and K–12) and by school group (magnet schools, early college high schools, etc.), but must apply equally to all campuses as applicable by school type and group. Once approved by the Texas Education Agency (TEA), it is expected that a plan be operational and relatively unchanged for three to five years.  

The following timeline shows the progression from training to plan development. Participating districts may wish to develop a plan during the 2021–22 school year that is then applied to the 2022–23 school year.

Please plan to participate in a 45-minute introductory webinar if you have not previously attended one prior to completing a Notice of Interest. TEA is accepting ongoing Notice of Interest forms from districts as space permits. Districts completing a Notice of Interest will be contacted by TEA for a follow-up meeting.

EXTENDED: Please complete a Notice of Interest to initiate the follow-up discussion with TEA.

Notice of Interest     

November 2021 through January 2021
Individual and Small Group Training Sessions with Interested Districts    


Please note that the plan development timeline below is adjusted for individual districts based on district need. It is meant to serve as an example of the rounds of feedback.

Friday, February 25, 2022
Plan First Draft Due    

Friday, March 18, 2022
Plan First Draft Feedback from TEA    

Friday, April 8, 2022
Plan Second Draft Due

Friday, April 29, 2022
Plan Second Draft Feedback from TEA    

Monday, May 23, 2022
Final Plan Due    

Friday, June 10, 2022
TEA Notification of Approval Decision for Submitted Plan     


This deadline is for all districts as data must be submitted, audited, and combined with state ratings (where eligible) for display on the TEA accountability pages.

Friday, July 8, 2022
Domain and Component Rating and Score Submissions due to TEA    

Local Accountability System General Description

Local Accountability System Frequently Asked Questions

Highlights of 2018–19 LAS Districts