Community & Student Survey Results for HB5 Performance Rating 2016-2017

 

2016-2017 HB5 District & Campus Performance Ratings

 

2015-2016 HB5 District & Campus Performance Ratings

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Overview of HB 5 Section 46
School District Evaluation of Performance in
Community and Student E
ngagement; Compliance

 

Key Points:

    • House Bill 5 (HB5) passed in 83rd legislative session, 2013

    • Section 46 of HB5 amends the Texas Education Code by adding section 39.0545, entitled School

District Evaluation of Performance in Community and Student Engagement; Compliance

    • Law states that each school district shall use criteria developed by a local committee to evaluate the

district’s performance and the performance of each campus in the district in the following areas:

        o fine arts;

        o wellness and physical education;

        o community and parental involvement, such as:

                     opportunities for parents to assist students in preparing for state assessments

                     tutoring programs that support students taking state assessments

                     opportunities for students to participate in community service projects;

        o the 21st Century Workforce Development program;

        o the second language acquisition program;

        o the digital learning environment;

        o dropout prevention strategies; and

        o educational programs for gifted and talented students; and

        o the record of the district and each campus regarding compliance with statutory reporting

            and policy requirements.

    • The evaluation must result in assigning the district and each campus a performance rating of

exemplary, recognized, acceptable, or unacceptable for each individual evaluation factor and

overall performance.

    •  Not later than August 8 of each year, the district shall report each performance rating to the agency

and make the performance ratings publicly available as provided by commissioner rule.

    • Note: Although not in the legislation, districts will submit ratings to TEA through PEIMS by June

26, 2014.

    • This section applies beginning with the 2013-2014 school year.

 

Implications for School Districts:

    • The law does not mandate evaluation committee membership or size, nor does it provide criteria for

evaluating each program. Districts are given discretion on all aspects of the process.

    • No guidance is provided concerning evaluation committee meetings and the Texas Open Meetings Act.

        A district wishing to err on the side of caution will develop a committee work calendar and post meeting

agendas in compliance with the Act.

    • A program that is considered “exemplary” in one district may not be considered “exemplary” in another.

    • There exists a danger that the public will perceive ratings as inflated and/or meaningless. Districts that want to prevent such negative perceptions will involve multiple stakeholder groups in a transparent evaluation process, and publicize not only the final ratings but also the criteria they utilized and evidence gathered to support the ratings.

    • Districts have a choice: They can approach this evaluation as yet another unfunded mandate to be completed in the fastest way possible, or they can view the law as a unique opportunity to engage in authentic identification of priorities, successes, and needs.