The charge reads:

“Monitor…HB 1842 (84R), HB 22 (85R), SB 1882 (85R), and HB 3906, which relate to public school accountability, assessment, interventions, and district-charter partnerships. Monitor the ongoing progress of the TEA’s implementation and rulemaking of the A-F rating system, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR), and public school sanctions and interventions.”

SB 1882 created Texas Partnerships, a framework and incentive package for traditional districts and charter schools to align together to create campus innovation and turnaround partnerships to serve Texas students. These partnerships help fulfill at least two of the goals recorded in Texas Education Code § 12.001: to “increase the choice of learning opportunities within the public school system … [and] encourage different and innovative learning methods.”

Texas Partnerships also offer an opportunity for local districts to proactively seek solutions for struggling campuses while retaining local control. After repeated years of underperformance from a campus, the state is required to intervene in a district. The turnaround option provides interested districts with a chance to retain local control of their district and campuses while instituting new management for a chronically struggling campus.