Strategic Support Plan

To support local education agencies (LEAs) closing achievement gaps associated with Results Driven Accountability (RDA) determination levels and IDEA compliance, the Department of Review and Support facilitates a balanced approach of general supervision for the local education agency (LEA) through determinations aligned with the RDA Framework assigned to each LEA annually LEAs will experience differentiated supports for continuous improvement aligned to their RDA determinations and engage in the Strategic Support Plan (SSP) process. 

For LEAs experiencing noncompliance in the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), a corrective action plan (CAP) may be required.

The Department of Review and Support will review continuous improvement efforts in RDA determination levels and any corrective actions for IDEA non-compliance through the LEA strategic support plan (SSP) and corrective action plan (CAP) templates monitored with Ascend Texas.

2020-2021 Strategic Support Plan (SSP)

The purpose of the SSP is to guide LEAs through the process of prioritizing RDA indicators contributing to low performance. The SSP is not a substitute to fulfill requirements of the Effective Schools Framework (ESF) determined by accountability nor any targeted improvement plan required through the ESF process.

The SSP is designed to assist the LEA's area(s) of growth to improve outcomes identified within the RDA performance indicators. The SSP is a tool used annually as part of the LEA's continuous improvement process to prioritize essential program elements, timelines, milestones, metrics, and task owners. When implemented with fidelity, the SSP assists in identifying district goals to support root causes of low performance related to RDA determination levels.

The process of developing the Strategic Support Plan has eight (8) steps:

  1. Review Sources of Data
  2. Identify Priority Areas
  3. Develop Problem Statement(s)
  4. Conduct Root Cause Analysis
  5. Define Annual Goal(s)
  6. Develop Strategies for Implementation
  7. Define Implementation Activities
  8. Monitor and Report Progress

LEAs required to engage in the continuous improvement process, based upon RDA determination levels, should submit SSPs to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) in the Ascend Texas application by December 18, 2020. LEAs will retain information used during analysis and only submit to the TEA if requested. 

The SSP template and resources may be located in the Ascend Texas application through the Texas Education Login (TEAL).

2020-2021 Corrective Action Plan (CAP)

The purpose of the corrective action plan (CAP) is to guide LEAs through an in-depth analysis of components contributing to noncompliance, and to develop strategies to create a CAP to resolve noncompliance as identified by the monitoring priorities within the State Performance Plan (SPP) federally required elements and/or by Differentiated Monitoring support (DMS) activities. 

The TEA Department of Review and Support reviews collected and verified data aligned to the SPP indicators demonstrating need for improvement and/or DMS activities resulting in non-compliance with regulatory requirements. A LEA identified with noncompliance is required to develop a corrective action plan (CAP), engage in structured corrective actions, and should engage in a root cause analysis to identify contributing factors to noncompliance. TEA will support LEAs in implementing corrective actions and verifying correction of noncompliance.

The process of developing a Corrective Action Plan has five steps:

  1. Review Statement(s) of Concern
  2. Conduct Root Cause Analysis
  3. Develop Corrective Action Plan
  4. Implementation Monitoring
  5. Corrective Action Plan Submissions

LEAs required to develop a corrective action plan due to noncompliance with a SSP indicator, should submit a CAP to the TEA in the Ascend Texas application by December 18, 2020.

The CAP template and resources bay be located in the Ascend Texas application through the Texas Education Login (TEAL).

Resources:

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RDA Framework

Intervention Requirements

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 Special Education 

              RDA Framework                 2020-2021 Calendar

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BE/ESL/EL

              RDA Framework                 2020-2021 Calendar

 

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Strategic Support Plan (SSP)

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Contact Information

Office of Special Populations and Monitoring
Department of Review and Support

Phone: (512) 463-9414
Monday-Friday (8:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
Fax:(512) 463-9560
Email: ReviewandSupport@tea.texas.gov  

Office of Special Populations and Monitoring
Department of Special Education

Phone: (512) 463-9414
Monday-Friday (8:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
Fax:(512) 463-9560
Email: sped@tea.texas.gov  

Special Education or IEP-Related Questions?

Consult SPEDTex, the Texas Special Education Information Center. This is a resource backed by TEA to inform and support parents, teachers, and anyone committed to the success of children with disabilities.

 


Phone: 1-855-SPEDTEX  (1-855-773-3839
Website:
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