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Comprehensive and Targeted Schools

Federal Accountability

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) became law on December 10, 2015, replacing the No Child Left Behind Act on July 1, 2017.  Under the provisions of Texas Education Code (TEC), Chapter 39, the state is required to provide interventions to improve identified low-performing schools. The ESSA statute increases the flexibility and decision-making authority afforded to states, encourages states and schools to be innovative, and holds states accountable for results.  ESSA provides a unique opportunity for the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to chart a path for shifting key decisions related to school improvement, funding, and resources.

Comprehensive Support

For additional information about Additional Targeted Support Ratings, please refer to the 2019 Accountability Manual Chapter 10 pages 95-98:

Comprehensive (same as 2018)

The lowest five percent of campuses that receive Title I, Part A funds are identified for comprehensive support and improvement.

Additionally, if any Title I or non-Title I campus does not attain a 67 percent four-year federal graduation rate for the all students group, the campus is identified for comprehensive support and improvement. Non-Title I campuses are not eligible for comprehensive support grant funding.

Required Trainings for Campuses Receiving an Overall F Rating and/or Comprehensive Improvement Support 2019-2020:

Campuses receiving an overall F rating and/or Comprehensive Improvement Support for 2019-2020 will be required to attend Effective Schools Framework (ESF) Training at ESC-20 in August or September, 2019.

This includes campuses receiving any Comprehensive rating (Progress, Identified or Reidentified).

At the core of effective schools is effective instruction: interactions between students, teachers, and content determine learning outcomes. This instructional core is strengthened and supported by effective, well-supported teachers, high-quality curriculum, and positive school culture. Strong school leadership and careful planning encompass and ensure each of these prioritized levers.

The Effective Schools Framework consists of a set of district commitments and, for schools, essential actions. District Commitments describe what local education agencies do to ensure that schools are set up for success. The Essential Actions describe what the most effective schools do to support powerful teaching and learning.

*This session is required for the DCSI, supervisor of the principal (if not the DCSI) and Principal of the campuses receiving an overall F rating, and/or Comprehensive - per the state and federal accountability rating systems.

3 offerings to choose from:
August 21 – 22, 2019   Session ID 59517
September 4 – 5, 2019   Session ID 57229
September 9th – 10, 2019    Session ID 57230

Register in Connect 20: https://txr20.escworks.net/

Targeted Support

For additional information about Targeted Support Ratings, please refer to the 2019 Accountability Manual Chapter 10 pages 95-98:

Targeted

A student group that misses the targets in at least the same three indicators, for three consecutive years, is considered “consistently under performing.” Any campus not identified for comprehensive support and improvement that has at least one consistently under performing student group is identified for targeted support and improvement.

Required Trainings for Campuses Receiving an Targeted Support or Additional Targeted Support:

Option 1:  Self-guided Online Training (no video modules):

For Overall D, Domain D or F, Targeted Support and Improvement and Additional Targeted Support and Improvement Campuses:

Materials and Guidance Link: (scroll down page to Guidance & Templates/Tools)

Option 2:  Onsite Training available at ESC-20 (3 dates to choose from):

  Thursday, September 26, 2019   8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.        Session ID 61901

  Monday, September 30, 2019     8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.        Session ID 61902

  Wednesday, October 2, 2019      8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.       Session ID 61904

  There is no fee for these sessions.

 

Training Participants: District Coordinators of School Improvement (DCSI), Principal Supervisor (if not the DCSI), and Campus Principal

Additional Targeted Support

For additional information about Additional Targeted Support Ratings, please refer to the 2019 Accountability Manual Chapter 10 pages 95-98:

Additional Targeted (same as 2018)

Any campus that is not identified for comprehensive or targeted support and improvement is identified for additional targeted support if an individual student group’s percentage of evaluated indicators met is at or below the percentage used to identify that campus type for comprehensive support and improvement. Identification occurs on an annual basis.

Required Trainings for Campuses Receiving an Targeted Support or Additional Targeted Support:

Option 1:  Self-guided Online Training (no video modules):

For Overall D, Domain D or F,  Targeted Support and Improvement and Additional Targeted Support and Improvement Campuses:

Materials and Guidance Link: (scroll down page to Guidance & Templates/Tools)

Option 2:  Onsite Training available at ESC-20 (3 dates to choose from):

  Thursday, September 26, 2019   8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.        Session ID 61901

  Monday, September 30, 2019     8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.        Session ID 61902

  Wednesday, October 2, 2019      8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.       Session ID 61904

  There is no fee for these sessions.