School Effectiveness Indices are Dallas ISD's value-added measure of the academic performance of a school's students. The SEI model is an alternative to evaluating school performance with absolute measures such as passing rates. SEIs are a fairer method for determining a school's effect on student performance because they take into consideration know factors over which school personnel have no control, such as socio-economic status, language proficiency, and gender.
Classroom Effectiveness Indices are Dallas ISD's value-added measure of the academic performance of a teacher's students. A CEI is the teacher-level equivalent of the SEI. CEIs measure a student's performance on state and national tests relative to the performance of similar students in the Dallas ISD. A student who outperforms similar students in the district is demonstrating positive growth and will contributes highly to a teacher's CEI. Because they are relative measures, CEIs do not correlate to passing rate, which are absolute measures.
CEIs are one element in the Dallas ISD's Performance Pay Program website.
Campus Improvement Plans in the Dallas ISD are focused action plans for the campus. They define student achievement goals, establish instructional strategies for the campus community, and set priorities.
Federal: U.S. Department of Educationhere to access campus-level Federal School Report Cards via the Texas Education Agency (TEA) website.
State: Texas Education Agency (TEA)
The federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as "No Child Left Behind" or NCLB, is designed to close the achievement gap with accountability, flexibility, and choice, so that no child is left behind. Click here for more information about ESEA and recent legislative changes.
The Texas Education Agency's Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR) pull together a wide range of information on the performance of students in each school and district in Texas every year. This information is put into the annual TAPR reports, which are available each year in the fall. Click here for more information about TAPR in Texas.