Texas College and Career Readiness School Models (CCRSM)

The Texas College and Career Readiness School Models (CCRSM) are secondary school models that blend high school and college coursework to help historically underserved and at-risk students develop technical skills, earn college credit, and pursue in-demand career paths.

The network of CCRSM include: Early College High Schools (ECHS), Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (T-STEM) Academies, Industry Cluster Innovative Academies (ICIA), and now, Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools (P-TECH).

For the 2018-2019 School Year:

Designees  Planning Year  
  94 T-STEM  6 T-STEM
  20 P-TECH10 P-TECH
  14 P-TECH Success Grantees 19 P-TECH Planning Grantees
Total Designees:  297Total Planning:  65


Texas Early College High SchoolTexas Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
Industry Cluster Innovative AcademyPathways in Technology Early College High School

CCRSM will have an integrated approach to technical assistance that creates efficiencies, spurs cross-model learning, and provides customized support to schools and districts as they implement these models to increase the college and career readiness of their students.

Unifying models under this umbrella requires updated blueprint designation applications and timelines for all models.

  • All schools will receive designation status and recognition based on evidence-based outcome measures, not just inputs or compliance exercises.
  • Newly designed/redesigned blueprints contain clearly defined goals for outcomes combined with greater flexibility for how different schools meet these goals.
  • New schools seeking designation status will be required to complete a planning year with a TEA provided Technical Assistance before being designated.
  • While the new process will begin in the 2018-2019 school year, we will approach this shift through phased-in implementation of outcomes measures.

CCRSM Blueprints

 CCRSM Blueprints

  • All Blueprints include required design elements.
  • All Blueprints include outcomes-based measures (OBMs).
    • TEA will use district reported available data to determine qualification for designation categories.
    • OBMs allow for targeted support and technical assistance.