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House Bill 5 - Accountability: Community & Student Engagement

HB 5 requires districts to evaluate their own performance on community and student engagement. 


Provides for meaningful and informative school ratings
Evaluates schools on more measures than state standardized assessment
• Establishes a new three category rating system that evaluates schools on academic performance, financial performance and community and student engagement employing understandable labels of A, B, C, D and F
• Directs the agency and districts to release all three ratings at the same time to provide a clearer understanding of overall school performance
• Allows local communities to engage in the accountability process by requiring districts to set goals and evaluate performance locally in addition to state ratings


For more information on Texas House Bill 5, including Course Catalogs please check this linked page.


Identified focus areas submitted to the Texas Education Agency for the 2017-2018 school year.
District Brown Primary School Smithville Elementary School Smithville Junior High School Smithville High School
21st Century Workforce Development Fine Arts Fine Arts Fine Arts Fine Arts
Community & Parent Involvement Wellness & Physical Education Wellness & Physical Education Digital Learning Community & Parent Invovlement
Dropout Prevention Strategies Community & Parent Involvement Digital Learning Environment Community & Parent Involvement Dropout Prevention Strategies