The State of Texas 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.
Under this new system, which is based on District-developed criteria, Tenaha ISD earned an overall rating for the previous years as found in the attached document.
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 publically reported no later than August 8th of each year.
FACTORS USED IN THE EVALUATION
The following factors were used in evaluating Tenaha ISD's performance in community and student engagement:
1. 21st Century workforce development programs
2. Second-language aquisition programs
3. Community and Parental involvement
4. Digital Learning Environment
5. Dropout Prevention strategies
6. Fine Arts
7. Gifted and Talented Programs
8. Wellness and Physical Education
9. 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.