Texas COVID Learning Acceleration Supports (TCLAS)

The TCLAS Application is now open for Texas districts and charter schools! Applications due by August 20th at 11:59pm CT

 

 

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, LEA will select 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 will be the only application process in 2021-2022 for many popular TEA initiatives including:

LEAs interested in any of the above initiatives should apply through the TCLAS application.

How do I learn more and apply?

TCLAS Application Supports

 

TCLAS
Overview Webinar

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Overview of Guidance Document and process for submitting a TCLAS application. 

TCLAS Overview Webinar Slides

Recording

Decision Point
Specific Webinars

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In-depth Review of Supports Available with TCLAS; LEAs should join for all interested supports 

Week of July 12th, Various Times

Access recordings and slides below

TCLAS
Office Hours

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Question and answer opportunity with TEA staff about TCLAS and completing the application

  • August 4th 4:00pm
  • August 11th 4:00pm
  • August 18th 4:00pm

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84457226952

 

 

Key Application Dates

Application Opens

July 19th

Application Closes

August 20th

Award Notification

September 10th

 

Learn more about TCLAS Decision Points

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

Decision 9: P-TECH

Recording | Slides

Decision 10: New School Models

Recording | Slides

 

Where can I find additional resources?

 

For Vendors: TCLAS Approved Vendor List 

The TCLAS Approved Vendor list process evaluates and approves vendors to work with districts receiving supports through TCLAS. Through TCLAS, participating districts may work with vendors approved for specific supports either through in-kind support from TEA or directly with grant funds awarded through the TCLAS grant application. 

Through this process, TEA is seeking qualified vendors to present evidence of experience and expertise for the below TCLAS supports. For each of these supports, TEA has provided a webinar for interested vendors, an application planning guide to support with the development of the application, and a link to the actual application interested vendors will submit.

TCLAS Vendor Application and Supports:  

Please note that these resources, including the application, are specific to each support. 

  • District Implementation and HQIM Professional Learning Support:  
  • P-TECH Planning and Implementation Support: 

 

Vendor applications must be submitted through the links provided by July 21, 2021, at 11:59pm CT. 

 

This program application process does not represent a procurement action by TEA and approval does not guarantee vendors will be awarded contracts from districts or TEA. Eligible respondents are nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, private or public companies, and individuals. TEA reserves the right to update this list at any time.