Overview

  • At the heart of Coppell ISD are our core values - great teaching, redefining success, collective engagement and authentic relationships. Every decision CISD makes is filtered through these decisions. This includes accountability for our students, for our schools and for our district. 

    Coppell ISD believes in a Community Accountability Based System (CBAS) to measure growth and identify opportunities for improvement. CBAS matters, because it means our community, which includes our staff, our students and their families, our businesses, and our community members share in the development and analysis of the system that holds the district accountable. The CBAS system is from our community and for our community. 

    CBAS allows CISD to share, through a holistic view, with all of our stakeholders that CISD is producing future-ready learners. In Texas, our schools and our students are rated based on one test score and one day through the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR). We believe STAAR tests do not give a complete picture of Coppell ISD, our students, our schools or any schools in Texas for that matter. 

    In fact, if we “just” based our accountability on the state's “grades,” we could argue in CISD that we do not need to improve in any area, because we’ve received an “A” for the past two years. That just simply is not true. In Coppell ISD, we believe continuous improvement is critical to growth, learning and innovation. Our innovative staff are partnering with our students and families to create learning experiences that defy the ability of a standardized test to measure the growth. As we like to say, “You can’t test that.” The state’s standardized tests do not paint the full picture of learning and growth in our schools. Learning is happening inside our classrooms both in person and virtually with or without a state standardized test to measure it. CBAS empowers the community to be an active participant in the priorities and expectations for our schools.

    Our educators and administrators are masterful creators of learning and CBAS allows us to shine a light on their work.

  • Why is Coppell ISD implementing CBAS?

  • Who is considered the ‘Community’ in CBAS?

  • When can the community provide feedback as part of CBAS?

  • What is the difference between State Accountability and CBAS?

  • What are the CBAS pillars?

  • How did the CBAS system statewide begin?