Community and Student Engagement

  • Texas Education Code requires each district to evaluate and designate a performance rating for the district and each of its campuses in the district based on criteria set by a local committee (TEC 39.0545). The law requires that each district and each campus be assigned a rating of exemplary, recognized, acceptable, or unacceptable. The district and campus performance ratings must be reported annually to TEA through PEIMS, and made publicly available by August 8 of each year beginning with the 2013–14 school year.

    The statute provides nine factors for which the district and each campus must be evaluated:

    1. Fine arts
    2. Wellness and physical education
    3. Community and parental involvement
    4. 21st century workforce development program
    5. 2nd language acquisition program
    6. Digital learning environment
    7. Dropout prevention strategies
    8. Educational programs for GT students
    9. Compliance with statutory reporting and policy requirements

    Each district must use criteria set by a local committee to evaluate the districts and campuses performance under each of the first 8 categories (exemplary, recognized, acceptable, or unacceptable) and provide an answer (yes or no) for the compliance category.