School Improvement and Effective School Framework

School Improvement

Region 18 ESC is proud to partner with TEA and the Center for Effective Schools in providing a clear vision for districts and schools should do to ensure and excellent education for all students. This process is called the Effective School Framework or ESF. Region 18 ESF facilitators work with campus across the region to develop a comprehensive plan to build in structures and processes to support collaboration between the LEAs and Region 18 in all school improvement efforts. The goal is to support TEA’s priority of improving student performance through systemic change based on essential actions within the ESF.


The Effective School Framework
                                       ESF framework graphic, described in subsequent text

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Effective campus instructional leaders with clear roles and responsibilities develop, implement, and monitor focused improvement plans that address the causes of low performance.

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Campus leadership retains effective, well-supported teachers by strategically recruiting, selecting, assigning, and building the capacity of teachers so that all students have access to high-quality educators.

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Positive school culture requires compelling and aligned vision, mission, goals and values, explicit behavioral expectations and management system, proactive and responsive student support services, and involved families and community.

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All students have access to a TEKS-aligned, guaranteed and viable curriculum, assessments, and resources to engage in learning at appropriate levels of rigor.

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All students have rigorous learning experiences because the school ensures objective-driven daily lessons, classroom routines, and formative assessments that yield the data necessary for teachers to reflect, adjust, and deliver instruction that meets the needs of each student.

Identify Needs, Plan, and Implement and Monitor: three steps that occur in a cycle
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