Effective Schools Overview Training 2019
Targeted and Additional Targeted Support
For campuses that have been identified for Targeted Support or Additional Target Support, LEAs are required to develop an action plan to improve those campuses. Those action plans, however, can take any format. Since all campuses in Texas are engaged in annual Campus Improvement Plan processes, for most LEAs it will make the most sense to update your CIP with action steps designed to remedy the cause of the performance issue rather than develop a separate Targeted Improvement Plan for the campus. The plans can take any format desired by the LEA, so if another format is more appropriate than the CIP, LEAs have the flexibility to use that format. These plans need only be approved by the Superintendent, don’t require any public hearing processes, and do not need to be submitted to TEA. For more information regarding specific campus data that resulted in identification, please review the Identification of Schools for Improvement campus report. To access the report, either log into TEAL or use the public website.
For campuses that have received a D in a Domain but have an overall rating of C or higher, TEC §39.101 requires LEAs to develop improvement plans that are approved by the board, but that aren’t submitted to TEA. To minimize the planning burden, TEA rules allow for these plans to be developed in any format. As a result, LEAs are free to use the ESF-aligned TIP template developed by TEA, but LEAs may also simply add improvement plan language to any pre-existing planning documents, such as the annual Campus Improvement Plans.
TEC §39.101 only applies to campuses with D in a domain. No similar statutory requirement exists for campuses with F in a Domain, and as a result, TEA has not issued any rules requiring improvement planning processes for campuses that have an overall rating of C or higher that have an F in a domain.
For campuses that have received an overall D rating, campuses are required to develop a targeted improvement plan using the ESF-aligned TIP template developed by TEA. These plans must be approved by the LEA board, but do not need to be submitted to TEA.
Targeted Improvement Plan Webinar
Self-Assessment & Analysis Overview (Sept. 10, 2019 Webinar)