School Improvement
ESC Region 20 provides a variety of services to support schools and districts implementing state and/or federal accountability interventions through the Texas Accountability Intervention System (TAIS) process in conjunction with The Texas Center for District and School Support (TCDSS), a statewide initiative that serves as a support system to schools as they move through the school improvement process.
The TAIS Guidance Documents are a resource to support all LEAs and campuses in the continuous improvement process. The documents include best practice research, step-by-step processes and useful tips for engaging in data analysis, needs assessment, improvement planning, and implementation and monitoring activities for any LEA or campus.
For campuses and districts with required interventions due to accountability ratings or PBM staging, additional guidance may be found on the TCDSS website.
Link to TEA's website for School Improvement Resources
Accountability Monitoring Intervention Guidance and Resources
2016-2017 Requirements
Region 20 Turnaround Team
The Region 20 Turnaround Team is here to assist local school districts and campuses in improving student performance, operating efficiently and effectively and carrying out mandates from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and the Texas Legislature. The Turnaround Team mission is to reduce the number of campuses rated "Improvement Required" by enhancing capacity statewide for supporting comprehensive, ongoing improvement of under-performing districts and schools.
The Turnaround Team provides services to assist administrators and educators in planning for and creating data-based systems that improve administration, instructional practices, and student performance.
ESC-20 has TAIS 101 Trainings scheduled for:
  1. Wednesday, August 31: TAIS 101 (one day) 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (iLearning: CP160831-H01) OR
  2. Tuesday, September 13, 2016: TAIS 101 (one day)  8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Connect20: 39507) OR
  3. Tuesday, September 20, 2016 AND Thursday, October 13, 2016: TAIS 101 (split over two days to allow for more work time on your plan) 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. each day (Connect20: 39508) You must attend both days.