During the 2013-2014 school year the Carroll ISD District Advisory Committee (DAC) completed a new House Bill 5 required local evaluation referred to as the Community and Student Engagement (CSE) component. The CSE provided CISD an opportunity 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 law requires that each district and each campus be assigned a rating of exemplary, recognized, acceptable, or unacceptable. The district and campus performance ratings were reported at the Aug. 18 School Board meeting. The District Advisory Committee evaluated nine factors for which the district and each campus must be evaluated as required by statute:
1. Fine arts
2. Wellness and physical education
3. Community and parental involvement
4. 21st century workforce development program
5. 2nd language acquisition program
6. Digital learning environment
7. Dropout prevention strategies
8. Educational programs for GT students
9. Compliance with statutory reporting and policy requirements.
In addition, each district was required to set criteria to evaluate the districts and campuses performance under each of the first eight categories (exemplary, recognized, acceptable, or unacceptable) and provide an answer (yes or no) for the compliance category. The District Advisory Committee and Campus’ Site-Based Decision Making Committees held meetings to discuss overall campus performances and discuss the set criteria to evaluate the district and campus performance for each category required by statute. “We were very pleased with the participation of our community and committees who demonstrated collaboration and partnership in determining the district and each campus rating.” If you would like to review the CISD CSE evaluation report, you may click the following link.