Community and Student Engagement Accountability System (CSEAS) Campus & District Ratings Submitted to TEA
August 8, 2014
The Plano Independent School District today reported its 2014 accountability ratings for the district and 71 campuses to the Texas Education Agency based upon a new Community and Student Engagement Accountability System (CSEAS). Information about the rating system and the 2014 ratings for Plano ISD and each campus can be found on the district's Awards & Ratings web page, which includes links to CSEAS and other state and federal evaluation reports.
About the New Community and Student Engagement Accountability System (CSEAS)
Accountability systems in Texas for the last 20 years have been based upon state standardized tests. Passage of House Bill 5 by the Texas Legislature in 2013 changed accountability rating systems by including the measurement of several program areas that have meaning and relevance to the community.
Requirements of HB5 state that each school district shall evaluate the district's performance and the performance of each campus and assign the district and each campus a performance rating of exemplary, recognized, acceptable or unacceptable for both overall performance and each individual evaluation factor.
Evaluation Factor Areas
- Fine Arts
- Wellness and Physical Education
- Community and Parental Involvement
- 21st Century Workforce Development Program
- Second Language Acquisition Program
- Digital Learning Environment
- Dropout Prevention Strategies
- Educational Programs for Gifted and Talented Students
- Record of District and Campus Compliance with Statutory Reporting and Policy Requirements
The process by which Plano ISD met the HB5 requirements included formation of a CSEAS district committee which included sub-committee chairs for each factor area. Sub-committees comprised school and district staff members, school principals and PTA leaders.
Beginning in September 2013, each factor sub-committee studied existing research measures, identified community and student engagement processes then developed self-diagnostic indicators to be implemented through Plano ISD's CSEAS accountability system document.
In December 2013, the sub-committees' draft documents were thoroughly reviewed by all school principals and assistant principals who provided feedback to fine tune each of the factor area evaluation instruments. The final documents were approved by the school board this January and were ready for schools to begin implementing in February.
Each self-diagnostic instrument is based upon a five-point system. Schools will rate themselves from and emerging level (1 on the scale) to a high level of practice (5) in each of the factor areas, with the expected level of practice being a 3.
Once schools submitted the results of their factor area evaluations to the district this summer, Plano ISD's department of assessment and accountability determined each school's overall rating based upon the cumulative total of factor area evaluations.
Ratings for each school and the district have been submitted to the Texas Education Agency on the state's pre-determined deadline of Friday, August 8, 2014.