Purpose

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

Goal

LISD will empower students through meaningful learning experiences to optimize growth and embody the Leander ISD Graduate Profile.

Impact

Students will have agency over their learning, build a growth-centered mindset, and feel empowered to pursue their dreams.


Key Questions

  1. 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?
  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?
  3. To what extent are Leander ISD students demonstrating the Graduate Profile attributes?

In preparation for the opening of Elementary School #30, Leander ISD has been engaged in an attendance rezoning process for … Read more
December 8, 2023
Eight Grader Cyan Johnston from Running Brushy Middle School is the Leander ISD Fine Arts Student of the Week. Cyan is … Read more
December 8, 2023
Second Grader Moses Duffy at Larkspur Elementary is the Leander ISD Super Kid of the Week! Moses exhibits all of … Read more
December 7, 2023

Empowered Staff

Goal

Attract, grow, and retain a collaborative community of first-rate employees who are empowered to meet the needs of each and every student.

Impact

Students and staff leverage impactful relationships and high-quality learning experiences to inspire curiosity, interests, and passions.


Key Questions

  1. To what degree are we attracting, growing, and retaining first-rate employees committed to the Leander ISD values, principles, and culture?
  2. To what degree do Leander ISD staff feel valued and connected to their campus/department and the district?

Leander ISD’s Assistant Director of Career Development Jamie Everett has been named 2023 National Safety Educator of the Year by … Read more
December 6, 2023
Teacher Melody Watson-Davis at North Elementary School is the Leander ISD Staff Spotlight of the Week. At the beginning of … Read more
December 6, 2023
From Dec. 4-8, Leander ISD is celebrating School Resource Officer (SRO) Appreciation Week. … Read more
December 4, 2023

Impactful Family Engagement

Goal

Engage our diverse community by fostering positive relationships through reciprocal communication and collaboration.

Impact

Students will experience support for academic and social-emotional success through strong school, family, and community partnerships.


Key Questions

  1. To what degree do we foster positive relationships by demonstrating mutual respect for the diverse perspectives of all Leander ISD stakeholders?
  2. To what extent do our students and families feel welcome and have a sense of belonging in our school community?

In preparation for the opening of Elementary School #30, Leander ISD has been engaged in an attendance rezoning process for … Read more
December 8, 2023
During its Nov. 30 meeting, the Leander ISD Board of Trustees agenda included: * Spotlight on Learning: Laura Welch Bush … Read more
December 1, 2023
Elementary Attendance Zoning – Scenario 3 Through multiple in-person community forums and various online communication platforms, our #1LISD community provided … Read more
November 28, 2023

Equitable Access

Goal

Ensure equitable access to opportunities by eliminating barriers for each and every student.

Impact

Each and every student will have opportunities to actively participate in their learning and grow to become the best version of themselves.


Key Question

  1. To what extent are we identifying, measuring, and responding to the barriers to access within programs?

Thirty-three seniors from all High Schools across Leander ISD have been recognized as Semifinalists in the 2024 National Merit Scholarship … Read more
October 8, 2023
Eighth Grader Zahida Hashimi from Leander Middle School is the Leander ISD Fine Arts Student of the Week. According to her teachers, Zahida … Read more
October 6, 2023
Leander ISD students and parents are encouraged to attend the district’s College Fair from 6–8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, at … Read more
October 2, 2023

Safe & Innovative Learning Environment

Goal

Provide safe, supportive, inclusive, and innovative environments to inspire each individual learner.

Impact

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.


Key Questions

  1. 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?
  2. To what degree do we design the physical learning environment, including technology and tools, to promote student and teacher success?

Campus Focus Areas

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.