At College Station ISD, accountability to our stakeholders is about more than the results of state-mandated tests.
We believe the Community Based Accountability system we worked hard to develop initially in 2014 - and continue to refine each year - informs our students, parents and community at a much more comprehensive level.
We do feel state-mandated tests are important to help us determine where successes and deficiencies are located within a school system. They allow us to compare our results to state averages and to other districts. However, pinning an accountability rating on a district or campus based almost entirely on the results of these tests does not take into account many factors which enrich a student’s academic and whole-school experience.
In addition to academic performance, some of the factors measured by the CSISD Community Based Accountability system include:
- the array of programs designed to enrich a student’s academic experience
- the importance of extra- and co-curricular activities
- the quality of staff
- community involvement
- financial responsibility and transparency
As you look at CSISD’s Community Based Accountability System, we hope you gain a true understanding of the factors CSISD believes are important to educating its students.
The results of state testing is but a chapter. Look at CSISD’s Community Based Accountability system if you would like to read the whole book.
Through its work with the Texas High Performance Schools Consortium, College Station ISD is on the leading edge of the development of a meaningful accountability system. To learn about the development of CSISD’s Community based accountability, click the link below.