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AISD participating in accountability pilot

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 by Katy McElroy

The Texas Legislature passed House Bill 22 this session, which established a pilot program for schools to create their own individual accountability systems. Twenty school districts will be participating in the pilot, and Austin Independent School District has been named one of them. Joining Austin are Alief, Bullard, Canadian, Clear Creek, Dallas, El Paso, Humble, Jonesboro, Lyford, Midland, Point Isabel, San Saba, Sharyland, Snyder, Spring Branch, Sunnyvale and Waco ISDs, and Premier and Richland Collegiate high schools. This spring, those who are participating have to attend four monthly meetings, which will be hosted by the Texas Education Agency, as they develop their plans. Then, according to the TEA website: “Once a plan receives approval from the agency, districts and charter schools may use locally developed domains and indicators together with the three state-mandated domains to assign overall A–F ratings for each campus.” The agency will use the results from the pilot to roll out the program on a larger scale for the 2018-19 school year.

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