Coppell ISD Launches Community Based Accountability Dashboard and Summary Document

Coppell ISD released its first Community Based Accountability (CBAS) online dashboard and “CBAS At A Glance” brochure today, Sept. 15, 2022. The dashboard and a pdf of the “CBAS At A Glance” document can be found at www.coppellisd.com/cbas

The CBAS dashboard includes data from the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school years focusing on three pillars — Student Learning and Progress, Professional Learning and Quality Staff, and Safety and Well-Being. For the 2022-2023 school year, CISD will focus on these three pillars along with the Engaged and Well-Rounded Students pillar and the Fiscal and Operational Systems pillar. In the 2023-2024 school year, CISD will focus on all seven pillars, adding the Student Readiness pillar and Community Engagement and Partnership Pillar. 

“CBAS allows Coppell ISD to share, through a holistic view with all of our stakeholders that our district is producing future-ready learners and leaders,” said CISD Superintendent Dr. Brad Hunt. “CBAS matters, because it means our community, which includes our staff, our students and their families, our businesses, and our community members, holds the district accountable.”

Wilson Elementary Principal Cooper Hilton said, “Our CBAS work is for the direct benefit of our CISD community and families. It is based on our community values and what we believe success looks like as a district.” 

The Texas Education Agency rates schools and districts based on results from the STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) tests. CISD has received an “A” from the state’s ratings each year they have come out.  According to Dr. Hunt, the state’s standardized tests do not completely measure learning and growth in CISD schools. 

“While we are proud of our ‘A’ rating, we don’t believe it gives a complete picture of our district, our students, or our schools, because of its high reliance on the STAAR test,” Dr. Hunt said “Our innovative CISD 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.’”

This fall, in conjunction with the release of the CBAS data dashboard, CISD has brought together a group of students, parents and community members, teachers and staff to form a CBAS Advisory Group. This group will help shape how CBAS data is measured and shared with the district community. 

CISD also is a member of the Texas Public Accountability Consortium (TPAC),  a group of Texas school districts working to build on the success of community based accountability systems already in use in districts across the state by developing next-generation measures and assessments that would enable wider use of such systems. 

For more information, visit www.coppellisd.com/cbas