Part of the process of creating the ESF was a broad national review of other frameworks that seek to describe what highly effective schools do and have. The ESF borrows from and builds upon these ideas, and specifies a vision for Texas schools based on research, data, and feedback from stakeholders in our schools and districts. Four models were regular references in drafting the ESF.
An Evolving Approach
Center for Effective Schools (CES)
The purpose of the Center for Effective Schools is to build awareness for districts and campuses to implement school strategies aligned to the Effective Schools Framework. Center for Effective schools will focus on building campus and district capacity, managing and matching campuses and districts with School Improvement partners, and building tools and resources aligned to the Effective Schools Framework. The CES is located in Austin, Texas at ESC Region 13.