This project relates to the following ED Priorities:

  • Using data-based decision-making to improve instructional practices, policies, and student outcomes
  • Increasing the capacity of states to implement their key initiatives statewide and support the school-level implementation of effective practices



ESSA Planning and Support

TXCC will provide research expertise and capacity building services to support TEA's development of Texas' ESSA Consolidated State Plan such as policy knowledge building, facilitation for group decision-making, tool development, and synthesis of research, policy, and practice.  

Previous Work Updates



TXCC activities focused on supporting the Texas Education Agency's (TEA) stakeholder engagement activities as the agency begins to develop the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Consolidated State Plan. TXCC staff began development of an ESSA Stakeholder Engagement Facilitator Guide for TEA staff. The purpose of this document is to guide TEA in arranging engagement meetings, facilitating stakeholder conversations, and collecting their input as required by ESSA. In addition, TXCC staff began development of an online ESSA public input survey for TEA to be launched in September.


TXCC staff attended two ESSA webinars hosted by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) on state plans, data reporting, and accountability. TXCC staff worked to support the Texas Education Agency (TEA) in developing internal workgroups that will meet this summer and fall to develop components of TEA's Consolidated State Plan. TXCC consulted with TEA on ED's proposed requirements for stakeholder engagement in support of ESSA state plan development and provided information on ED's proposed ESSA requirements, including an outline for ESSA state plan submission.


TXCC collaborated with TEA to develop a framework and plan for developing TEA's ESSA Consolidated State Plan. TXCC staff provided TEA with a framework for identifying stakeholder engagement groups and developed and submitted a preliminary gap analysis comparing requirements under the Every Student Succeeds Act to the Texas Education Agency Accountability System.