A Community-Based Accountability System (CBAS) empowers our #1LISD community, students, parents, and educators to design their own assessment and accountability systems. Developed from community input, it’s part of our five-year Strategic Plan, outlining goals and strategies measured by CBAS.
CBAS tells unique student stories beyond standardized testing, complementing state ratings. It uses various measures, not just tests, reflecting students, parents, and staff.
CBAS offers a comprehensive view of our system’s strengths, challenges, and progress toward community-defined educational outcomes.
Our Strategic Focus Areas
Empowered Student Learning
LISD will empower students through meaningful learning experiences to optimize growth and embody the Leander ISD Graduate Profile.
Students will have agency over their learning, build a growth-centered mindset, and feel empowered to pursue their dreams.
- To what degree do students have the opportunity to engage in meaningful learning experiences to deeply explore and investigate areas of aptitude and interest and build real-life skills for their future?
- To what degree are students equipped with the skills and opportunities needed for academic and personal growth that will serve them outside of and well beyond school?
- To what extent are Leander ISD students demonstrating the Graduate Profile attributes?
Attract, grow, and retain a collaborative community of first-rate employees who are empowered to meet the needs of each and every student.
Students and staff leverage impactful relationships and high-quality learning experiences to inspire curiosity, interests, and passions.
- To what degree are we attracting, growing, and retaining first-rate employees committed to the Leander ISD values, principles, and culture?
- To what degree do Leander ISD staff feel valued and connected to their campus/department and the district?
Impactful Family Engagement
Engage our diverse community by fostering positive relationships through reciprocal communication and collaboration.
Students will experience support for academic and social-emotional success through strong school, family, and community partnerships.
- To what degree do we foster positive relationships by demonstrating mutual respect for the diverse perspectives of all Leander ISD stakeholders?
- To what extent do our students and families feel welcome and have a sense of belonging in our school community?
Ensure equitable access to opportunities by eliminating barriers for each and every student.
Each and every student will have opportunities to actively participate in their learning and grow to become the best version of themselves.
- To what extent are we identifying, measuring, and responding to the barriers to access within programs?
Safe & Innovative Learning Environment
Provide safe, supportive, inclusive, and innovative environments to inspire each individual learner.
Students will feel valued and inspired to embrace challenges, take risks, advocate for their learning, and leverage their strengths as they grow and contribute to their community.
- To what degree do our learning environments promote a sense of belonging and ensure each learner feels included, accepted, and safe to be their individual self in our classrooms and schools?
- To what degree do we design the physical learning environment, including technology and tools, to promote student and teacher success?
Each year, Leander ISD campuses choose 10 Key Questions from five goal areas based on data and input from students, faculty, and parents. In the past two years, the main focus has been on Goal 1: Empowered Student Learning, specifically Key Question 2: To what degree are students equipped with the skills and opportunities needed for academic and personal growth that will serve them outside of and well beyond school? Each campus also selects 2-4 additional Key Questions aligned with their objectives. These choices indicate the level of emphasis or change in their initiatives, which may continue or evolve in the upcoming academic year.