Community Based Accountability
At San Angelo ISD, we are cultivating the hopes and dreams of our students, and are committed to our mission to engage all students in a relevant and inspiring education that produces future-ready graduates. We believe true accountability to our students, families, staff and community is about more than a single test score on a single day in the school year. We believe the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) tests do not give a complete picture of San Angelo ISD, our students or our schools, and are just one factor, among many, to help us determine where successes and opportunities are located within a school system.
In the 2017-2018 school year, SAISD began the purpose-driven work of a collaborative Community-Based Accountability System (CBAS) for true accountability. Our CBAS processes bring together a district Advisory Council (CBAS Council) made up of over 100 local community members, students, parents, educators and administrators who help SAISD to identify and measure our accountability. The CBAS Council takes into account many factors which enrich a student’s whole educational experience at a much more comprehensive and meaningful level, while reflecting the values of our West Texas community. It is through these collaborative processes that the district developed our Future-Ready Learner Profile that represents the goals we have for all students, and our 4 Cs: communicator, collaborator, critical thinker and creator. Our CBAS Council meets four times a year and continues to help the district remain committed to aligning our focus and resources to our mission, our Future-Ready Learner Profile and a framework of seven pillars of accountability which capture the work of a public school system
7 Pillars of True Accountability
- Student Learning
- Student Readiness
- Engaged, Well-Rounded Students
- Community Engagement and Partnerships
- Professional Learning/High Quality Staff
- Systems and Operations
- Safety and Well-Being
The CBAS Council and SAISD use an accountability engine to guide our work that demonstrates a series of processes used to drive meaningful change in the District and to bring the District from where it is, to where it wants to be with respect to the mission of SAISD and its many functions. The accountability engine clearly articulates what we hope to accomplish, the system capacity we desire to have and evidence we will accept to show progress in that endeavor.
At SAISD, we strongly believe that the District is most accountable to the community for fulfilling the hopes and dreams they have for their children, their futures and the future of San Angelo. As you follow our CBAS system, we hope you gain an understanding of the factors we believe are important to educating our students, and we invite our community to join us in acknowledging that our students are more than a test score and celebrating all the ways students are smart.
Serving on the CBAS Advisory Council gives committee members dual membership to the District Site-Based Decision Making (DSBDM) Committee. Texas Senate Bill 1, passed in May 1995, established DSBDM Committees to give support and direction to Campus Site-Based Decision Making Committees and to serve as a central gathering and evaluation point for information coming from those campus committees. The roles of the committee include: Planning, Budgeting, Curriculum, Professional Development, and the School Calendar. The different perspectives, experiences, and interests brought to the committees creates an ideal environment for making the best decisions possible for San Angelo ISD students.