House Bill (HB) 22 (85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2017) established Local Accountability Systems (LAS) allowing districts and charter schools to develop plans to locally evaluate their campuses. Following approval by the agency, districts and charter schools may combine data from locally-developed components with the three state-mandated domains to assign overall A–F ratings for each campus.
The LAS process encourages districts to focus on student outcome-based components identified as central to student success by community and stakeholder feedback. The process provides an opportunity for districts to formally identify and measure their progress on locally-determined priorities, within the guidelines set by TEA. The process includes a presentation of the LAS ratings alongside the state ratings to provide an expanded level of transparency and a more comprehensive picture of district performance. Districts that elect to participate in the LAS process are dedicated to holding themselves accountable for increasing student success as defined by the community.
LAS Plan Overview
- Academics, Culture & Climate, Extra & Co-Curricular, and Future-Ready Learning
- The design must ensure validity, reliability, and allow for differentiation
- Measures and ratings must be auditable
- Rigorous goal-setting using baseline data
- Aligned with the local vision of student success
- LAS data can count up to 50% towards overall state accountability rating
- Flexibility within guidelines on domain and component weighting