HB5 Student and Community Engagement
In the 83rd Legislative Session, the Legislature passed House Bill 5 relating to public school accountability, including assessment and curriculum requirements. Within the bill, Section 46 required each district to assign a performance rating of exemplary, recognized, acceptable, or unacceptable for the district and each of its campuses for overall performance and nine individual factors.
In 2013, the Texas Education Agency began a new system to evaluate school districts and schools. This system designates schools as “Met Standard” or “Improvement Required,” based on several factors: student achievement on State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) tests administered last spring, student progress (improvement), success in closing performance gaps, and post-secondary readiness (for districts and high schools only).