Transform Our Schools

Achievement School District

This proposal creates a statewide district and superintendent whose sole purpose is to provide expedited, specialized and temporary governance and oversight to low-performing campuses.

The legislation: SB 1718/HB 1957

Parent Trigger

This proposal improves current law to allow parents to petition the Commissioner sooner in order to change their own failing neighborhood school into a successful school choosing from a variety of means.

The legislation: SB 1263/HB 2976

A-F Accountability Rating

This proposal changes Texas’ current vague school rating system (Exemplary, Recognized, Acceptable, and Unacceptable) to an easy to understand “A, B, C, D, and F” standardized rating system. This will grade schools in the same manner as schools grade their students.

The legislation: SB 1408/similar provision in HB 5

Teacher Effectiveness and Advancement Bill

This proposal seeks to include objective measures of student growth in teacher evaluations and gives local school districts more flexibility to maximize the impact of teachers by creating a variety of career paths and compensation structures.

The legislation: SB 1403/HB 2977