Greetings, CAC CoChairs,
Please distribute this information to your CAC members:
House Bill (HB) 22 established Local Accountability Systems (LAS) which allow districts to develop plans to locally evaluate their campuses. Austin ISD is one of 20 districts selected by the Texas Education Agency to participate in TEA’s Local Accountability System (LAS) pilot project. This pilot program will inform the full roll out of the local accountability system option for the 2018–19 academic year.
Once a plan receives TEA approval, districts may use locally developed domains in conjunction with the three state-mandated domains to assign overall A–F ratings for each of its eligible campuses. A campus must earn at least a C on the state-mandated system in order to be eligible for inclusion of local domains.
Each locally developed domain will include several indicators, and we need your feedback on which indicators to include in our LAS pilot plan for 2017-18.
Please provide input through an online survey that will run from March 21-30, 2018. Access the survey by clicking on the link below or copying it into your browser’s address bar. This survey will take about five minutes to complete.
Indicators must be reliable, auditable, and provide for differentiation of letter grades. Reliable means that the data is consistent and that it could be collected again and show similar results. Auditable means that the indicators must hold up to official examination and verification of records. Differentiation of letter grades means that not everyone should get an automatic A on the indicator. In addition, indicators cannot be the same as those used for state accountability domains, which means the following indicators are excluded from consideration: STAAR performance and progress, TELPAS progress, graduation rates, performance on AP/IP assessments, dual credits earned, CTE certifications from state-approved list, military enlistment, OnRamps, and performance on ACT/SAT/TSIA.
Remember, your feedback will help us determine which indicators to include in our LAS pilot plan. Thank you!
Please do not hesitate to contact our office at 512-414-9953 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns about the survey.