Presentation on theme: "Everyone Can Learn by Rita Yeung Garland High School, Garland ISD 2007-08 Texas PTA Reflections art exhibit Title I SIP Funding for Continuation of College."— Presentation transcript:
Everyone Can Learn by Rita Yeung Garland High School, Garland ISD 2007-08 Texas PTA Reflections art exhibit Title I SIP Funding for Continuation of College Readiness Models
What are the three college Readiness Models? Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (T-STEM) academy Early College High School (ECHS) College for All campus (CFA)
T-STEM Academy model T-STEM academies are rigorous secondary schools focused on improving instruction and academic performance in the STEM areas and increasing the number of students who study and enter STEM careers. T-STEM academies are demonstration schools and learning labs that develop innovative methods to improve science and mathematics instruction.
ECHS model ECHSs are autonomous, small schools designed to create a seamless transition between high school and college. ECHSs provide a course of study that enables students to receive both a high school diploma and either an associate’s degree or at least 60 credit hours toward a baccalaureate degree. Strong collaborative partnerships between schools and the IHE are developed to ensure the ECHS design elements are met.
CFA Model CFA model infuses college-ready reforms into a campus to enable every student to graduate with a minimum of 12 college-level credits and prepared to earn a post-secondary credential or degree. Design elements/strategies for this model include : – 1) comprehensive district approach; – 2) college-ready curriculum and instruction program; – 3) strong P-16 partnerships; – 4) comprehensive academic and social supports; – 4) intensive summer academy for rising ninth graders including administration of a Texas Success Initiative assessment to determine level of readiness for college-level courses; and – 6) college-going culture.
Campuses eligible for the incentive Any SIP campus that either: – Is fully or provisionally designated by TEA as a T-STEM Academy or as an ECHS; OR – Has been awarded a TTIPS grant to implement one of the three models
Description of Incentive Funds are available to implement or strengthen any of the following design activities – For T-STEM academies, those activities listed in the T-STEM Blueprint http://www.thsp.org/programs/t-stem/ – For ECHS, those activities listed in the ECHS Design document http://www.txechs.com/downloads/4_echs_design_elements_template.pdf – For CFA, those activities listed in the Hidalgo case study http://www.jff.org/sites/default/files/college_success_for_all.pdf
Benefits of Selecting Incentive Enables a campus to accelerate or deepen the model’s implementation Enables a campus to engage additional coaching resources Enables a campus to hire staff, purchase materials, or provide student supports - such as tutoring, - needed to implement the model
Commitments and requirements of selecting the incentive Must use funds specifically to implement the model in compliance with implementation documents listed in slide entitled “Description of incentive”
Considerations and interest in selecting the incentive This incentive is not for schools interested in beginning implementation of one of the models, but rather for those that have already begun implementation Implementation of these models is a multi-year process of at least five years. Consequently, those selecting this incentive should be interested in a long-term commitment to the model Campuses selecting this model may wish to consult the T-STEM or ECHS coach currently assigned to the campus for ideas on how best to use the funds
Contact person for the incentive For T-STEM model, contact Stacy Avery at TEA stacy.avery@TEA.state.tx.us or 512-463-2811 stacy.avery@TEA.state.tx.us For ECHS model, contact Laura Gaines at TEA email@example.com or 512-463-7746 firstname.lastname@example.org For CFA model, contact Jan Lindsey at TEA email@example.com or 512-936-2283 firstname.lastname@example.org
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