Community and Student Engagement - 8/8/14
A new Community and Student Engagement Accountability System (CSEAS) is being made available to the Lytle community. The local evaluation requirement was mandated by the 83rd Texas Legislature as part of House Bill 5 (HB 5). It requires all districts to evaluate the district’s performance and the performance of each campus in regard to community and student engagement. As a part of House Bill 5, each school district is now required 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
Districts must assign one of four performance ratings – Exemplary, Recognized, Acceptable or Unacceptable – to the district and each campus for overall performance in each category. The district and campuses must also evaluate the compliance with statutory reporting and policy requirements.
The criteria used to assign ratings must be developed by a local committee. The Texas Association of School Administrators provided an instrument and Lytle ISD's local committee was able to use it and modify it based on the District's needs. PEIMS data, District data and campus meeting results were among the items used to evaluate each campus on dozens of factors to determine ratings for each category. Campus reports were collated to generate the district evaluation and all the reports were reviewed by the District Education Improvement Committee before being submitted to the state in June.
LISD will continue to evaluate the reporting tool in regards to the appropriateness of each factor, ease of use, methods used to collect and compile data, and ideas on how to make the tool more meaningful for campuses and the District as a whole. LISD anticipates integrating the CSEAS into the District Action Plan to assist in future planning. We value any input and participation in the process.
2014 Lytle ISD and Campus Report Cards: