Evaluation of Community & Student Engagement

  • Community & Student Engagement 1
    21st-Century Workforce Development
  • Community & Student Engagement 2
    Second-Language Acquisition Progams
  • Community & Student Engagement 3
    Community & Parent Involvement
  • Community & Student Engagement 4
    Digital Learning Environment
  • Community & Student Engagement 5
    Dropout Prevention Strategies
  • Community & Student Engagement 6
    Fine Arts
  • Community & Student Engagement 8
    Gifted & Talented Programs
  • Community & Student Engagement 7
    Wellness and Physical Education

Evaluating Community & Student Engagement

The state has added a new component to its accountability system: evaluating Texas school districts and individual campuses on how well they engage the community and students.

Under this new system, which is based on District-developed criteria, SAISD earned an overall rating of Recognized. Also, 83 percent of SAISD campuses were rated either Recognized or Exemplary. 
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About the new system

  • The 83rd Texas Legislature, through House Bill 5 (HB 5), added Section 39.0545 to the Texas Education Code (TEC).
  • This section requires school districts to evaluate performance in community and student engagement, as well as in compliance with state reporting requirements, for the District as a whole and for each of its campuses.
  • For the evaluation, districts must use criteria developed by a local committee and must assign an overall rating and a rating for each criteria at both the District and campus levels.
  •  Ratings must be publicly reported no later than Aug. 8 of each year.

Factors used in the evaluation

The following factors were used in evaluating SAISD’s performance in community and student engagement:

  1. 21st-century workforce development programs
  2. Second-language acquisition programs
  3. Community and parental involvement
  4. Digital learning environment
  5. Dropout prevention strategies
  6. Fine arts
  7. Gifted & talented programs
  8. Wellness and physical education
  9. History of compliance with statutory reporting requirements 

What are the ratings categories?

There are five possible ratings a District and individual campuses can receive for Factors 1-8. They are: Exemplary, Recognized, Acceptable, Unacceptable or Not Applicable.

A rating label of Yes or No will be assigned for Factor 9, history of compliance with statutory reporting requirements.

Relevant documents

2014 SAISD Community and Student Engagement Ratings

Ratings Overview

Criteria used for evaluation

Texas Education Code (TEC), Section 39.0545


Contact SAISD's Accountability, Research, Evaluation & Testing Department at (210) 299-1187.


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