Why do we need a Local Accountability System (LAS)?
State accountability ratings paint a limited picture of a school’s success that is largely based on standardized test scores. Dallas ISD’s LAS is a holistic way to capture the many things that contribute to campus and student success.
Based on the idea that growth is a key measure of school success, Dallas ISD’s LAS provides a more comprehensive picture of school quality. LAS takes a “whole-child” approach that values a mix of academics, student growth, school culture, and climate. Ultimately, the LAS communicates to parents and community members how well our schools are doing and identifies schools that need additional support from district level leadership. It focuses the district’s decision-making processes around school support and intervention.