Texas COVID Learning Acceleration Supports (TCLAS)

The application for Texas COVID Learning Acceleration Supports (TCLAS): High Quality Afterschool is now open! The application can be found at this link and TEA will be accepting applications through Friday, November 12th at 4:59 PM CT!

 

TCLAS: High-Quality Afterschool Application Now Open!

 

Application Resources

 

TCLAS eGrants Application and Supports 

  •   TCLAS eGrants Application and Supports

 

 

 

NewNon-Competitive Procurement Approval Form 

 

What is TCLAS?  

Texas COVID Learning Acceleration Supports (TCLAS) is a set of funding and targeted supports available to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to accelerate student learning in the wake of COVID-19, utilizing state and federal funds. To streamline accessing supports, TCLAS is available in one streamlined application to LEAs 

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What is included in TCLAS?

Learning Acceleration Funding and Support Areas

Strategic
Planning

Instructional
Materials
Teacher
Pipelines
More
Time
Innovative
School Models
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Strategic planning and performance management to prioritize, launch, and continuously improve learning acceleration strategies

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Rigorous, high-quality instructional materials designed to make up ground and master grade level TEKS
 

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Talent pipelines that support teachers to deliver excellence in the classroom, getting more than 1 year of growth in 1 year

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More time for the students in most need, including expanding instructional time in the summer and with targeted tutoring
 

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Innovative school models to incorporate all of the learning acceleration framework

 

Within each area, an LEA selects specific supports of interest aligned with 10 key decision points: 

Strategic
Planning

Instructional
Materials

Teacher
Pipelines

More
Time

Innovative
School Models

Decision 1: LEA Accelerated Learning Strategic Planning

Decision 2: HQIM Core Approved Products

 

Decision 3: HQIM Supplemental Approved Products

Decision 4: Teacher Recruitment Support

 

Decision 5: Residency Program Support

Decision 6: Tutoring Supports

 

Decision 7: School Day/Calendar Redesign

 

Decision 8: Strong Summer Program

Decision 9: P-TECH

 

Decision 10: New School Models

Similar TEA Initiatives:

  • Resilient School Support Program (RSSP)

Similar TEA Initiatives:

  • Texas Home Learning (THL) / CRIMSI
  • Math Innovation Zones
  • Dyslexia Tools
  • Phonics Reading System
  • College Prep Course

Similar TEA Initiatives:

  • Grow Your Own (GYO)
  • Teacher Residencies

Similar TEA Initiatives:

  • Additional Days School Year (ADSY)
  • Vetted Texas Tutor Corps

Similar TEA Initiatives:

  • PTECH
  • Texas Regional Pathways Network
  • School Action Fund (SAF)

TCLAS is the only application process in 2021-2022 for many popular TEA initiatives including:

 

TCLAS Resources

Note: In some cases, a TCLAS application may require non-substantive edits to ensure compatibility with TCLAS application data reporting standards (i.e. using commas versus spaces in a list). In this case, TEA may update the text so that it is compatible with TCLAS reporting processes. TEA will not make updates to any substantive information in the submission.

TCLAS Decision Point Overview Webinars

Webinar Topic

Recording | Slides
Decision 1: Accelerated Learning Strategic Planning Recording | Slides

Decision 2: HQIM Core Approved Products

Recording | Slides
Decision 3: HQIM Supplemental Approved Products Recording | Slides

Decision 4: Teacher Recruitment Support

Recording | Slides

Decision 5: Residency Program Support

Recording | Slides

Decision 6: Tutoring Supports

Recording | Slides

Decision 7: School Day/Calendar Redesign

Recording | Slides

Decision 8: Strong Summer Program

                     Recording | Slides updated 9/30

Decision 9: P-TECH

Recording | Slides

Decision 10: New School Models

                   Recording | Slides updated 9/30

 

TCLAS Onboarding Webinars

Onboarding Webinar

Recordings
TCLAS Award Kick-off Webinar Recording | Slides
Decision 1 Recording | Slides
Decisions 2a, 3a, 3d, and 6: Digital Access Recording | Slides
Decisions 2a & 2c (CRIMSI) Recording | Slides
Decisions 2a & 2c (State Approved Vendor List) Recording | Slides
Decisions 2b & 3c: Print Materials Access Recording | Slides
Decision 3b: Progress Monitoring & Intervention Recording | Slides
Decision 3e: College Prep Courses in English & Math Recording | Slides
Decision 4: Teacher Recruitment Support Recording | Slides
Decision 5: Residency Program Support Recording | Slides
Decision 7: School Day/Calendar Redesign Recording | Slides
Decision 8: Strong Summer Program Recording | Slides
Decision 9a: P-TECH Network Planning & Implementation Recording | Slides
Decision 9b: P-TECH Network Success Recording | Slides
Decision 9c: Dual Credit Faculty Expansion Recording | Slides
Decision 10: New School Models Recording | Slides

 

TCLAS Approved Vendor List 

TCLAS Approved Vendors have been evaluated and approved to work with districts receiving supports through TCLAS. Districts participating in TCLAS may either receive direct grant funds to pay for products and/or services from vendors approved for specific TCLAS supports or may receive supports directly from approved vendors funded by TEA.