Inspired by its work with the Texas High Performance Schools Consortium, College Station ISD has evaluated and adjusted last year’s inaugural system, into an even more meaningful accountability system.
“We believe this system measures what our community thinks is important,” CSISD Superintendent Dr. Clark Ealy said. “We have been internally using many of the data points reflected in the community based accountability system for years, and it is nice to be able to officially use valuable data other than standardized test scores to measure student progress and success.”
Using the CSISD Core Beliefs and Commitments developed by the Board of Trustees, CSISD created an accountability system that ranks the district and individual campuses using a variety of indicators.
As a part of House Bill 5 passed in 2013, each school district is required to develop a system to evaluate itself and each of its campuses in the following areas:
- Fine arts
- Wellness and PE
- Community and parent involvement
- 21st century workforce development
- Second language acquisition
- Digital learning environment
- Dropout prevention strategies
- Gifted and talented programs
- Reporting and policy requirements
In addition to the state requirements, CSISD developed additional indicators to evaluate the following areas:
- Qualified and dedicated staff
- Scope and sequence of curriculum
- Student choice in learning
- Literacy and math
- College readiness
- Stewardship of financial resources
A comprehensive look at CSISD’s new community based accountability system can be seen by viewing the following Website: LINK: CSISD Community Based Accountability.
Nine CSISD campuses earned an exemplary rating, while six campuses, along with the district, earned a recognized rating in the CSISD community based accountability system.
Also released today were the results of the state’s accountability system. CSISD and all its campuses were rated as “met standard.” Additionally, CSISD’s 15 campuses earned a combined 34 distinctions.