The State Board of Education (SBOE) has begun the work to create a new Long-Range Plan for Public Education, which will establish broad goals for the next five to seven years.
The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), under a contract with the board, conducted the Phase One work, which focused on developing the process to be followed in crafting the long-term goals. The work was funded by the Texas Education Agency and the Meadows Foundation. As part of this work, BCG representatives interviewed all 15 state board members and 63 other stakeholders to gather input.
The state board on Sept. 16, 2016 agreed to a BCG-proposal that called for creating an 18-member steering committee to assist with efforts to create the long-range plan.
The guiding principles to be followed in developing the long-range plan are:
- Addressing the most pressing issues facing public education in Texas;
- Conveying one consistent vision on statewide priorities across the State Board of Education and the Texas Education Agency;
- Outlining clearly the board's role in supporting the priorities;
- Considering stakeholder input;
- Containing specific targets and processes to assess progress; and
- Appropriately balancing depth and coverage with fiscal responsibility.
A link to the Phase One design plan is listed below.
The board is now seeking funding for phase two, which will involve the actual creation of the long-range plan.
Development of the Long-Range Plan for Public Education, Phase One Planning Document
Findings of the Ad Hoc Committee
Long-Range Plan for Public Education 2001-2006
Long-Range Plan for Technology 2006-2020