House Bill 5 - Community and Student Engagement

House Bill 5 - Community and Student Engagement

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. 



 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