The 86th legislative session begins Jan. 8, 2019.
Back in August, LISD Superintendent Kevin Rogers sent a note to parents Aug. 14 calling the accountability ratings “a misguided attempt to label our schools based almost solely on flawed standardized testing.” The district scored a B overall.
Under the accountability category, the district wants legislators to make several changes to the system. The document states:
"We advocate for an accountability system that is focused on multiple measures. Standardized tests do not serve as an adequate predictor of the overall value of an education provided to students.
"Multiple measures beyond standardized tests, such as TELPAS and STAAR, must be included in A-F ratings. For schools serving students in grades 3-8, the entire rating is based on standardized assessments."
As the district is facing its first recapture payment, it is also asking legislators to take a look at the public school finance system.
For more on the district's priorities, click here.