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 in September or October if you have not previously attended one prior to completing a Notice of Interest.
Friday, October 15, 2021
Notice of Interest Due
November 2021 through January 2021
Individual and Small Group Training Sessions with Interested Districts
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
Friday, July 8, 2022
Domain and Component Rating and Score Submissions due to TEA