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HB3 Board Goals – General Overview

This Knowledge Base (KB) article is intended to provide a broad overview of the HB3 Board Goals section of your OnDataSuite system.

The HB3 Board Goals have been updated to support the 2024-2029 district goal setting period. These updates also include the option for districts to set goals at the campus level.

For instructions on how to set HB3 board goals please visit the following HB3 supporting training module:



HB3 Board Goals can only be set in the OnPoint Administrative section of your OnDataSuite system. The system allows administrative goal setting teams the option of working on, refining, and saving goals without pushing the final goals out to the OnBoard HB3 page using the ‘Save Goals’ button.

The SET BOARD Goals button will push out all values entered in all fields from both the district and campus board goal setting. This is meant to be the final step in the process but even if board goals have been set, users still have the option of updating and then resetting their board goals.

  • Save Goals: Click to save the calculated or entered goals on the HB3 Goal Settings page. This allows work in progress to be set or updated in the HB3 Goal Setting page only.
  • Set Board Goals:  Click to set or update the OnBoard HB3 tab and widget for board views. A message is displayed “Board Goals Set on:…” when the Set Board Goals is clicked.
  • Set Campus Goals: Ability to set goals by campus

Why do I need to use the OnDataSuite HB3 Board Goal system?

Summary: The HB3 Goal Settings addresses the need for districts to set target goals and share them with district board members per the TEA – HB3 Board Goal requirements in TEC, Sections 11.185 and 11.186.

  • The three required areas to set goals in are:
    • Early childhood literacy proficiency – aligned to 3rd grade STAAR results
    • Early childhood mathematics proficiency – aligned to 3rd grade STAAR results
    • College, career, and military readiness (CCMR) – aligned to graduates that meet readiness requirements

The initial requirement was for districts to set goals for the 2019 – 2024, but districts requested that we create an option for an additional 5 years.

What does the OnDataSuite HB3 Board Goal system do?

Usage: This report provides a tool to enter the 5 year HB3 board goals across the designated student groups in the three required areas, save and publish goals into OnBoard for board member review.

  • 2024-2029 Goals by student group, sub population and year is to be set for A-F Targets Meets or Above Standard as published in the TEA 2024 Accountability Manual as follows:
    • District Level – Grade 3 Reading – Supports HB3 TEC, Sections 11.185 and 11.186.
    • District Level – Grade 3 Mathematics – Supports HB3 TEC, Sections 11.185 and 11.186.
    • District Level – CCMR – Supports HB3 TEC, Sections 11.185 and 11.186.
    • Campus Level Elementary – Grade 3 Reading / Grade 3 Mathematics
    • Campus Level Middle School – All grades Reading / All grades Mathematics
    • Campus Level High School – CCMR
  • Legacy Goals (2019-2024) Reference only – by student group, sub population and year is to be set for A-F Targets Meets or Above Standard as published on page 45 of TEA 2019 Accountability Manual.

Where are the HB3 Board Goals Located

HB3 board goals are visible under the OnBoard section of OnDataSuite, and will display goals that have been set by district assigned administrators in the OnPoint administrative area of OnDataSuite.

Note: The HB3 selector will show once HB3 board goals have been set by the district administrator from under the OnPoint section. Supporting steps can be found in the following article: https://kb.ondatasuite.com/knowledge-base/hb3-board-goal-setting-setting-onboard-goals/

HB3 Dropdown Selector update to support Legacy 2019-2024 & 2024-2029 Goal Display

If HB3 goals were previously set for the 2019-2024 year they will still be available under the HB3 2019-2024 year. (These value are now static and cannot be updated)

New HB3 2024-2029 board goals will show from this drop down once they have been ‘set’ by the OnPoint Administrator.

Setting District/Campus Goals

  • Setting District Goals as an ODS Administrator: By Default, all users with “ODS Administrator” privileges can change and set Board Goals in the OnPoint section of OnDataSuite.
  • Setting District Goals as a Non-ODS Administrator: Non administrators of the OnDataSuite system can be given the ability to set board goals by checking the ‘Set/Edit HB3 Goals (for non-admins)’ checkbox. This change will have to be made by a district administrator under the user privilege’s settings. (See image below)
  • Setting Campus Specific Goals : Campus specific goals can be set by users without “ODS Administrator” privileges only if the “Set/Edit HB3 Goals (for non-admins) check box has been selected. This is generally reserved for high school level goal setting.

Data Source(s):

HB3 Target Goal Calculation Explained

  • When a final year target goal is entered for the last row of any group , the prior 4 year target goals will auto calculate and equally distribute the annual incremental goal. The formula used to determine the incremental targets for each year is as follows:
  • Establish the minimum incremental value needed to achieve final year target (Final target goal – Baseline goal) / 5 (year span)
    • 2024 Baseline goal = 46
      2029 Final Target goal = 65
      65-45 = 19 point difference
    • Yearly minimum increment 19 / 5 = 3.8 (19 points over next 5 years)
  • Add minimum incremental value to each year target to determine next year target.
    • 3.8 is added to the initial baseline goal and then to each year after

      2024 Baseline = 46
      2025 = 46 + 3.8 = 49.8 ≈ 50
      2026 = 49.8 + 3.8 = 53.6 ≈ 54
      2027 = 53.6 + 3.8 = 57.4 ≈ 57
      2028 = 57.4 + 3.8 = 61.2 ≈ 61
      2029 = 61.2 + 3.8 = 65 ≈ 65
  • Individual subject, year and student group goal may be manually entered to overwrite any auto calculation.

Legacy reference resource links:

In the absence of 2024-2029 HB3 goal guidance from the Texas Education Agency, 2019-2024 HB3 legacy reference items are provided below. The links below were used in the initial construction of the OnDataSuite HB3 Goal reporting tools and are being provided to serve as a point of reference into the creation of this reporting tool.

Updated on 05/20/2024

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