Powerpoint HB 5 Community Engagement: Background, Overview

HB 5 — School District Evaluation of
Performance in Community & Student
HB 5
 HB
5 made sweeping changes:
 Reduced the number of EOCs from 15 to 5
 Created new graduation plans
 Foundation plan plus 5 endorsement options
(STEM, B&I, A&H, Public Services,
 Created Community and Student Engagement
Accountability Rating (TEC 39.0545 – Section 46
of HB 5)
Why are we here?
 In
2011 and in 2013 legislators were hearing from
parents, students, teachers, administrators, local
business groups, school boards and others that there
was an over-emphasis on standardized testing
 They
weren’t asking for the elimination of
standardized testing, just reducing the overemphasis
 Standardized
test scores don’t provide a
comprehensive view of all that students are learning
and achieving
What is TEC 39.0545?
Requires each district to evaluate the district’s
performance and the performance of each campus in
the district on community and student engagement (8
factors) and in policy compliance (1 factor)
 Requires every district to assign itself and each
campus a rating of exemplary, recognized, acceptable
or unacceptable for both overall performance and
each evaluation factor
 Districts must submit ratings to TEA and make
publically available August 8 of each year (2013-14)
What is the purpose of TEC
 To
evaluate community and student engagement
 Districts
and campuses can showcase where they are
excelling and where there is room for improvement
 Not all should be exemplary…..
 To
tell the story of what is happening in districts and
on campuses when it’s not a test day
 An
opportunity to highlight community values, which
are varied across the state and sometimes within a
Nine factors to be evaluated
Fine arts
Wellness and physical education
Community and parent involvement
21st Workforce development program
2nd language acquisition
Digital language acquisition program
Dropout prevention strategies
Educational programs for GT students
Compliance with statutory reporting and policy requirements
What next?
 Districts
must use criteria developed by a local
committee to evaluate
 The
performance of the district and campus
programs in the 8 evaluation factors and
compliance with statutory reporting and policies
 Districts
must create the local committee that will
develop the criteria
What about the committee?
 Mostly
a local decision
 Legislature
did not specify who should be on the
committee - gives districts opportunity to include
diverse members of the community
 Legislature
did not specify how often the
committee must meet
 Only
requirement under statute is that the district
must use the criteria developed by the committee
to evaluate itself and its campuses
 Local
committee should be comprised of a diverse
group who represent various views in the
Some districts will be utilizing current district and
campus advisory committees for this first year.
 Folks
to consider: parents, teachers, students, local
business leaders, members of local chambers,
parent organizations, student organizations, school
trustees, higher education representatives, student
council members, counselors, principals,
accountability and curriculum personnel, nurses,
community organizations in your area, etc.
Considerations, cont.
Begin talking to folks in the community about this new
opportunity for districts and campuses to showcase
areas of excellence and highlight areas they are
working to improve
Local media
Local chambers, rotary clubs
Discussion item at board meetings
Parent/teacher groups
Local businesses
Local colleges and universities, technical schools
Student and teacher organizations
Survey students, parents, business groups for input

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