The Leadership Loop
August 24, 2022
School Improvement Info
Important things to remember-
1. All Comprehensive campuses must complete a TIP and follow the intervention calendar
2. All Targeted and Additional Targeted campuses must complete a TIP on a template of your choosing and retain it locally.
3. The only NR (D/F) campuses that must continue their TIP/TAP are those that were already a D or F campus in 2019; this year is a pause in your consecutive years but does not reset the count.
4. All new NR (D/F) campuses do not start a new TIP.
5. Campuses in the second year of the ESF-Focus Grant are required to continue with the TIP process.
6. All campuses doing formal TIP plans are subject to a diagnostic if they have not had one in the past 3 years.
We are offering opportunities for training for new and returning DCSIs and admin teams for you to refresh or learn the process.
August 25th- #489599 (abbreviated session for returners)
August 29th- #489601 (abbreviated session for returners)
August 30th-31st- #489571 (new to the role)
- DCSI Job Description
- Artifact Submission Guidance
- Targeted Improvement Plan (TIP) Rubric updated 8/18/22
- BOY TIP Submission Checklist updated 8/11/22
- Progress 1 TIP Submission Checklist
- Progress 2 TIP Submission Checklist
- EOY TIP Submission Checklist
- Intervention & Submission Calendar - ESF Diagnostic Completed updated 8/10/22
- Intervention & Submission Calendar - ESF Diagnostic Required updated 8/10/22
2022-2023 Title I, 1003 School Improvement Grant Application and Launch Webinar
The application for the 2022-2023 Title I, 1003 School Improvement Grant is expected to open on September 13, 2022. This application will be posted in eGrants system. This grant is for Comprehensive/Title I campuses.
The Division of School Improvement will host a live SIG Launch Webinar ahead of the grant
application posting to support LEAs in completing the application and answering questions for eligible
2022-2023 Title I, 1003 School Improvement Grant Launch Webinar
▪ Friday, September 9, 2022, at 11:00 am
▪ Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83524009149
▪ Optional but encouraged for DCSIs, CFOs/Business Managers
▪ ESCs may also attend
A recorded version of the live webinar will also be posted to the School Improvement website.
Also, see the TAA about LEAs and Grant funding from June 10th
1. Some campuses engaged in school improvement interventions will be required to have a diagnostic if they have not had one in the past 3 years (we will be contacting you in the fall if this is the case)
2. If you have some areas of concern and are not sure where to focus your efforts let us come and use the tools within the Effective School Framework to pinpoint the most essential actions to leverage ($5,000 cost).
3. Same as number 2; however, you can engage in a free diagnostic with the caveat that you will be required to in engaging in Texas Instructional Leadership with our team at an additional cost.
If you are interested in finding out more about the diagnostic process or would like to know more about Texas Instructional Leadership please contact our team, our information is at the bottom of the smore.
IBC List Update
The Texas Education Agency released the new Industry Based Certification List (IBC). TEA has developed a transition plan to allow for both lists (2019-2022/version2 and the 2022-2024/version 3) to be used for A-F accountability purposes. The transition plan also provides school systems time to update their CTE programs of study offerings.
IBCs that are not renewed will continue to generate A-F credit for two more upcoming graduating classes.
- Graduating Class of 2022 ---- Aug 2023 Ratings will use existing IBC list (v2)
- Graduating Class of 2023 ---- Aug 2024 Ratings will use updated IBC list (v3) + Use existing IBC list (v2)
- Graduating Class of 2024 ---- Aug 2025 Ratings will use updated IBC list (v3) + Use existing IBC list (v2)
- Graduating Class of 2025 ---- Aug 2026 Ratings will use updated IBC list (v3) + Use newly updated IBC list (v4) (assuming 2-year update cycle continues)
Within the information provided below, there are links to the 2019-2022 IBC list and 2022-2024 IBC list. In order to understand the significant changes to the new IBC list, the two lists have been combined and color-coded the changes (see below). Please feel free to use the "combined comparison list" or the lists provided by TEA to plan for any IBC changes that will impact your districts and/or campuses.
- the TAA regarding the IBC List Update that contains the PowerPoint with information on the Industry-Based Certification (IBC) List Update: 2022-2024, and an IBC FAQ.
2022 Accountability Appeals
-Distinction decisions cannot be appealed.
-Appeals of the Closing the Gaps domain will not affect federal identification (Comprehensive, Targeted, or Additional Targeted)
-Requests to waive school improvement requirements are not an appeal and will be denied.
-Accountability ratings and data
- Profile information (including UIL, student
information, staff information, and more)
- Domain data and explanations
- Tell Me More buttons to learn more about
how the accountability system works
- New parent resources page
- Comparison tool to compare up to three
schools or districts at one time
- Trend data over time
- Find schools by your address, city, or zip
- Filter using various options
- Click pins to learn more about that school
- Filter by school name in the table
- Customize distance to your needs
- Visit schools with one click in the table
- Sort schools by various elements
Performance Reporting Calendar
September 12: Accountability rating appeals window closes in TEAL
Fall 2022: 2023 accountability system targets and cut points released
August 2023: Accountability ratings under the reset system released
Texas Curriculum Resources
TXschools.gov features six powerful Analytic Tools that allow users to examine and manipulate various accountability system data. Users can view data visualizations, filter, sort, export, and much more.
You can also compare specific data across campuses or districts on the Comparison tool.
Let's Get Together for Coffee Talk
A monthly forum where campus leaders can come together and discuss hot topics in campus leadership and instructional practices. Join our School Success team as we work to assist campus leaders in navigating the world of instructional leadership and support each other in a collegial network.
We have announced the following webinars for our different cohorts:
- Cohort A-D
- August 29th from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Data Submission Office Hours
- September 7th from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Data Submission, Data Validation, and Determining Designations
- Data Submission and Validation 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
- Determining Designations 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
- September 12th from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Data Submission Office Hours
- October 11th from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Data Submission Office Hours
- Approved Districts A-E
- September 1st from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. - Guidance on STAAR Progress Measure Updates for the 22-23 School Year Office Hours (final office hours for districts using the STAAR Progress Measure for a student growth component)
- September 15th - District deadline to submit their STAAR Progress Measure Alternative (required only for districts using the STAAR Progress Measure for a student growth component)
- Cohort E
- August 31st from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Welcome and Overview of the Year
- Cohort F
- September 7th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Getting Started with TIA
- Intro to TIA and the Local Designation System 10:00 a.m. to noon
- Getting Started with TIA 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
- September 22nd from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Overview of Teacher Observation and Student Growth Measures
United States Presidential Scholars Program and United States Senate Youth Program
2023–2024 Public Education Grant (PEG) List Available
Information for Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) and Campuses Identified to Engage in School Improvement Interventions
Industry-Based Certifications List for Public School Accountability
Required Annual Notification of Nondiscrimination
Preliminary Maximum Compressed Tax Rates (MCR) and Adoption of Tax Rate for Tax Year 2022
Clarifications for the Child Find Collection (SPPI-11 and SPPI-12) and the State Performance Plan (SPP) Indicator 13
Title I, Part A, Section 1003(c) Funding Waiver Approved
Preliminary 2021-2022 Charter FIRST Ratings
Preliminary 2021-2022 FIRST Ratings
Special Education Required Postings to LEA Websites
Implementation of Early Childhood Instruments in the 2022-23 School Year
ESC 18 Support
CTE Counselor, Administrator, and Teacher Professional Development
- CTE Counselor Professional Development Modules - CTE Programs: An Infrastructure for College, Career, and Military Readiness (CCMR); and Effective Advising for CTE Programs: Ensuring Access and Equity of CCMR. Link to registration flyer: New CTE Administrator and Counselor Sessions
- New Administrator Professional Development Modules- Module 1-Data-Driven Decision Making; Module 2-Partnerships; Module 3- Program Design; and Module 4- CTE Resources. Link to registration flyer: New CTE Administrator and Counselor Sessions
- New CTE Teacher Professional Development on these topics: Preparing CTE Teachers for Success; Understanding CTE; and Unpacking the CTE Standards, This training is offered virtually on September 7 and 8, 2022. Link to registration flyer:New CTE Teacher Sessions