House Bill 5

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    HB5 Student and Community Engagement
     
    In the 83rd Legislative Session, the Legislature passed House Bill 5 relating to public school accountability, including assessment and curriculum requirements. Within the bill, Section 46 required each district to assign a performance rating of exemplary, recognized, acceptable, or unacceptable for the district and each of its campuses for overall performance and nine individual factors. The nine factors include: Fine Arts, Wellness and Physical Education, Community and Parent Involvement, 21st Workforce Development Program, 2nd Language Acquisition, Digital Language Acquisition Program, Dropout Prevention Strategies, Education Programs for GT Students, and Compliance with Statutory Reporting and Policy Requirements.
     
    The evaluation of performance in community and student engagement gives school districts an opportunity to showcase where they are excelling and where there is room for improvement, evaluating districts in areas other than standardized testing. The assessment is an opportunity to highlight community values, which are varied across the state and sometimes within a district. The 2013-14 school year served as a baseline year for this process. Ratings for each EISD campus, as well as an overall district rating, will be released on the EISD web site on or before August 8th of each year.