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:
- Fine arts
- Wellness and physical education
- Community and parental involvement
- 21st century workforce development program
- 2nd language acquisition program
- Digital learning environment
- Dropout prevention strategies
- Educational programs for GT students
- 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.