Senate Bill 1566 Training: Governance for Improved Student Performance

State law requires all trustees to complete this training before September 1.

About SB 1566 training

Senate Bill (SB) 1566 highlights the specific responsibility of school boards to provide oversight and strategic leadership regarding student academic achievement. Research on school governance has identified specific actions of school boards in high-performing districts, including setting and monitoring specific goals related to student performance.

This session enables trustees to embrace this essential board function with tools to:

  • Understand available student performance data and what it means for student learning
  • Set meaningful goals around student achievement
  • Make monitoring progress a central part of their board’s work

Learning objectives

  • Explain board behaviors that support improved student outcomes.
  • Discuss measures of student success.
  • Compare state and local measures of student learning.
  • Describe alignment between TEKS and STAAR.
  • Analyze available state-level student performance data.
  • Categorize and evaluate district goals related to student achievement.
  • Identify essential components for goal monitoring.
  • Develop an action plan with specific next steps for focusing on improved student outcomes.

Questions about credits? Read our FAQ (pdf)!

Training opportunities

Summer Leadership Institute (multiple training opportunities)

San Antonio, June 14–16
Fort Worth, June 28–30

Attending SLI?

SB 1566 training is available at no charge in both locations, Wednesday 5 – 8:30 p.m. (dinner included); Thursday and Friday afternoon during the conference and Saturday, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (lunch included).

Not attending SLI?

SB 1566 training is available to non-SLI attendees in both locations, Wednesday 5-8:30 p.m. (dinner included) and Saturday, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. only and the fee is $50 per person.

Online training opportunities will available by the end of April.