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Texas Education Code 39.0545 requires that TSBVI annually evaluate its performance in the area of community and student engagement. Ratings are to be assigned for overall performance and for each of the following categories:

  • Wellness and physical education
  • Community and parental involvement
  • The 21st Century Workforce Development program
  • The second language acquisition program
  • The digital learning environment
  • Dropout prevention strategies
  • Educational programs for gifted and talented students

In addition, TSBVI must indicate whether it complied with statutory reporting and policy requirements.

To determine our ratings, TSBVI used data from the annual Comprehensive Programs Parent Survey. Certain Parent Survey Questions were assigned to each category. The Survey rating receiving the highest percentage of parent rating for designated questions will be assigned the following ratings:

  • Exemplary = Highest % of parents gave a rating of Outstanding on the Parent Survey
  • Recognized = Highest % of parents gave a rating of Very Satisfactory on the Parent Survey
  • Acceptable = Highest % of parents gave a rating of Satisfactory on the Parent Survey
  • Unacceptable = Highest % of parents gave a rating of Unsatisfactory/Very Unsatisfactory on the Parent Survey

Fine Arts was rated Recognized

  • Parent Survey Question 1.F Recreation/Leisure Skill Development (e.g., health and fitness, games, crafts, hobbies, solitary and social activities, fine arts)

Wellness and Physical Ed was rated Recognized

  • Parent Survey Question 1.F Recreation/Leisure Skill Development (e.g., health and fitness, games, crafts, hobbies, solitary and social activities, fine arts)

Community and Parental Involvement was rated Exemplary

  • Parent Survey Question 1.J Community Participation (e.g., opportunities to work, recreate, shop in the community)
  • Parent Survey Question 3 Parent Satisfaction (Parents’ satisfaction with parents’ degree of participation in the decisions regarding parents’ child’s educational services and placement)

21st Century Workforce Development Program was rated Recognized

  • Parent Survey Question 1.A Orientation and Mobility (e.g., moving safely in the environment, orientation to rooms and other areas)
  • Parent Survey Question 1.C Communication/Language Development (e.g., functional use of a communication system; picture, objet, gestural, or tactile symbols)
  • Parent Survey Question 1.D Special Student Needs Related to Student’s Visual Impairment (e.g., braille, abacus, low vision devices)
  • Parent Survey Question 1.E Independent/Daily Living Skill Development (e.g., personal hygiene, eating, food management, dressing, clothing care, housekeeping, obtaining goods and services, telephone use, health and safety)
  • Parent Survey Question 1.G Academic Skill Development (e.g., language arts, math, science, social studies)
  • Parent Survey Question 1.H Vocational Skill Development (e.g., awareness of work, work skills, work experiences, work ethics such as being on time, staying on task)
  • Parent Survey Question 1.I Interpersonal/Social/Emotional Development (e.g., maturity, self-esteem, independence, confidence, self-advocacy, interpersonal skills)
  • Parent Survey Question 1.J Community Participation (e.g., opportunities to work, recreate, shop in the community)

Digital Learning Environment was rated Recognized

  • Parent Survey Question 1.B Adapted Technology (e.g., CCTV, computer with speech or large print, electronic voice output devices, Braille-N-Speak)

Dropout Prevention Strategies was rated Exemplary

  • Parent Survey Question 1.I Interpersonal/Social/Emotional Development (e.g., maturity, self-esteem, independence, confidence, self-advocacy, interpersonal skills)
  • Parent Survey Question 2 Parent Overall Satisfaction with the Quality of Instructional Services

Second Language Acquisition was rated Unacceptable
Since no Parent Survey questions address Second Language Acquisition, TSBVI used information about percentage of improvement in scores on the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) Listening and Speaking assessments by our Limited English Proficient (LEP) students.
For assigning a rating, the following percentages were used:

  • Exemplary = 90-100%
  • Recognized = 80-89%
  • Acceptable = 70-79%
  • Unacceptable = 69%

Overall Performance Rating was rated Recognized
Overall Performance is the rating that was given to the majority of the above categories.

Education Program for GT Students
This is not applicable, since TSBVI does not provide Gifted and Talented programming.

In addition to these ratings, TSBVI determined that it has met compliance with state reporting and policy requirements.