House Bill 5 - Community and Student Engagement

House Bill 5 - Community and Student Engagement

HB5 - Community and Student Engagement

2016-17 HB5 CaSE Ratings | ‚Äčlink



House Bill 5 includes a local evaluation requirement that is frequently referred to as the community engagement component. The community engagement requirement is an opportunity for districts to showcase areas of excellence and success as well as recognize areas in need of improvement and set future goals valued in the community.

The statute requires each district to evaluate and designate a performance rating for the district and each of its campuses in the district based on criteria set by a local committee (TEC 39.0545). The law requires that each district and each campus be assigned a rating of exemplary, recognized, acceptable, or unacceptable. The district and campus performance ratings must be reported annually to TEA through PEIMS, and made publicly available by August 8 of each year beginning with the 2013–14 school year. Note: TEA will only require the district and campus ratings to be submitted in PEIMS.

The statute provides nine factors for which the district and each campus must be evaluated:

1. Fine arts | Scoring Rubric

2. Wellness and physical education | Scoring Rubric

3. Community and parental involvement | Scoring Rubric

4. 21st century workforce development program | Scoring Rubric

5. 2nd language acquisition program | Scoring Rubric

6. Digital learning environment | Scoring Rubric

7. Dropout prevention strategies | Scoring Rubric

8. Educational programs for GT students | Scoring Rubric

9. Compliance with statutory reporting and policy requirements.

Each district must use criteria set by a local committee to evaluate the districts and campuses performance under each of the first 8 categories (exemplary, recognized, acceptable, or unacceptable) and provide an answer (yes or no) for the compliance category. 

Waco ISD identified it's process for scoring and criteria for the Community and Student Engagement word ratings (CaSE) during the course of the 2014-15 school year.  A committee comprised of representatives from each campus, parent involvement coordinators, and community members created scoring rubrics for each of the 8 categories based on events held across the District.  The committee wanted to ensure that scoring was uniform across all campuses and also wanted to include components for not only scoring the quality of the events hosted, but also to consider the quantity of events held.

It was also determined that a District committee comprised of representatives of each department represented in the 8 categories would be utilized to rate all campus submission to help increase the validity of the scoring.  As each campuses' documentation is submitted with a campus rating that carries an 80% overall weight of the final score, the District committee will score each binder based solely on the evidence provided to produce the final 20% of the score.

Scoring is documented through the use of the S.H.A.M. (Sign-in sheets, Handouts, Agenda, Minutes) and all documentation is collected and compiled into a House Bill 5 binder.  This binder, along with a spreadsheet documenting all events and scoring are submitted for review.

A full description of the scoring process and spreadsheet can be found at this link.

 For additional information, please click this link to access the TASA website.

HB5 - Community and Student Engagement Powerpoint

HB5 - Tracking Document (Spreadsheet) | Request Access

HB5 - Identification of Three Indicators | Google Form

HB5 - Instructions for Tracking Document

HB5 - Scoring Rubrics

HB5 - Sample Reporting Document - Alta Vista 2014-15

HB5 - Socring Rubric Video (see below)

Meeting Dates

9.1.2016 House Bill 5 - Communmity & Student Engagement | Agenda

11.3.2016 Midyear FYI Information | Flier

1.19.2017 Parent Involvement Coordinator Meeting | Agenda

2.7.2017 Principal Meeting Follow-up | Agenda

5.26.2017 Binder and Scoring Submission | live updates!