Overview Training Tools

  • ESF Overview for School Improvement Participant Guide: Day 1

    Overview

    The note-taking tool participants will use to capture key takeaways and reflections throughout the ESF Overview for School Improvement training

    ESF Overview for School Improvement Participant Guide: Day 1 download
  • Mission, Vision and Values Artifacts

    3.1

    Annotated documents showing how a Texas campus aligns their mission and vision to their culture systems, reinforcing both inclusivity and high expectations for students and staff.

    Mission, Vision and Values Artifacts download
  • Culture Playbook - Elementary

    3.1

    Playbook that lays out a vision for elementary school culture, ensures that this vision is grounded in specific teacher and student actions, and details the school-wide systems that make the vision come to life.

    Culture Playbook - Elementary download
  • Assistant Principal Job Duties

    1.1

    Detailed document outlining the job duties for an assistant principal, focusing on their role as an instructional leader.

    Assistant Principal Job Duties download
  • Leadership Team Meeting Agenda

    1.1

    Sample agenda from “Leadership Team Outcomes and Agenda” shown in a table form that allows for note-taking, time-keeping, and organization during the meeting.

    Leadership Team Meeting Agenda download
  • Recruitment Best Practices and Tips Document

    2.1

    Tips and best practices for recruitment of strong teaching candidates, from the initial interview process to the offer of a position.

    Recruitment Best Practices and Tips Document download
  • Principal Weekly Worksheet (Example)

    1.1

    Sample worksheet aligned to principal priorities and metrics, including space for priorities, focus areas for each day, to-dos, logistical items, and important events.

    Principal Weekly Worksheet (Example) download
  • Summative Assessment: Secondary ELA (Unit)

    4.1

    This set of assessments aligns to a full secondary ELA unit. The questions are writing prompts, where students leverage their understandings of text to write responses.

    Summative Assessment: Secondary ELA (Unit) download
  • Unit Internalization Protocol (Lower Elementary)

    4.1

    This artifact offers a process for internalizing the unit plan of a high quality instructional material.

    Unit Internalization Protocol (Lower Elementary) download
  • Unit & Interim Assessment Calendar

    4.1

    Course-specific example of an assessment calendar, with notes on when and how data will be analyzed and concepts will be reinforced or retaught.

    Unit & Interim Assessment Calendar download
  • Teacher Assignments and Rationale Spreadsheet

    2.1

    Sample spreadsheet that outlines campus teachers, their evaluation scores, current and upcoming assignments to strategically match roles based on strengths and anticipated support to succeed.

    Teacher Assignments and Rationale Spreadsheet download
  • Teacher Interview Workbook

    2.1

    Spreadsheet “workbook” that contains all questions and activities for a teacher interview. Topics are broken down and include look-fors, flags, and rating scale.

    Teacher Interview Workbook download
  • School Observation Tool

    5.1

    This resource, developed for Texas in partnership with Amplify Core Knowledge, provides a set of success criteria a school leader or outside observer can use to observe and measure the effectiveness of classroom instruction throughout a school building.

    School Observation Tool download
  • Annotated Lesson Plan (ELL Support Focused)

    4.1

    This lesson plan features qualities of high quality lesson planning, highlighting strategies to support English Language Learners.

    Annotated Lesson Plan (ELL Support Focused) download
  • Skill-Building Practice Labs

    5.1

    Skill-Building Practice Labs download
  • Classroom Culture Success Criteria & Artifacts

    5.1

    This packet from a Texas middle school shows the success criteria they communicate to teachers for a strong classroom culture, including artifacts that exemplify the success criteria.

    Classroom Culture Success Criteria & Artifacts download
  • ESF Overview for School Improvement Participant Guide: Day 2

    Overview

    The note-taking tool participants will use to capture key takeaways and reflections throughout the ESF Overview for School Improvement training

    ESF Overview for School Improvement Participant Guide: Day 2 download
  • ESF Overview for School Improvement Training Agenda

    Overview

    The agenda for the two-day ESF Overview for School Improvement Training. The agenda may be edited to meet individual ESC timing needs.

    ESF Overview for School Improvement Training Agenda download
  • Effective Schools Framework

    Overview

    This document provides an overview of the Effective School Framework (ESF) including the 5 levers, District Commitments, Essential Actions and identifies Foundational Essential Actions.

    Effective Schools Framework download Updated
  • ESF Essential Actions Success Criteria Six-Pager

    Overview

    This document includes the six Essential Actions which campuses will reflect upon during the self-assessment and diagnostic, along with the success criteria, which describes the universal best practices within each Essential Action.

    ESF Essential Actions Success Criteria Six-Pager download
  • ESF Campus Self-Reflection Tool

    Overview

    The tool campuses will use to facilitate the ESF Self-Assessment process.

    ESF Campus Self-Reflection Tool download Updated
  • Intervention and Submission Calendar (No ESF Diagnostic Required)

    Overview

    Intervention and Submission calendar for any campus who received the ESF-Focused Support Grant or the School Improvement Grant with no ESF Diagnostic required.

    Intervention and Submission Calendar (No ESF Diagnostic Required) download
  • Intervention and Submission Calendar (Diagnostic Required)

    Overview

    Intervention and Submission calendar for any campus who received the ESF-Focused Support Grant or the School Improvement Grant with a required ESF Diagnostic this school year.

    Intervention and Submission Calendar (Diagnostic Required) download
  • Teacher Coaching Plan: Instructional Techniques

    5.1

    Teacher Coaching Plan: Instructional Techniques download
  • DDI Calendar and Principal Priorities

    5.3

    Campus assessment calendar with built-in analysis time and aligned principal priority planner.

    DDI Calendar and Principal Priorities download
  • TIP Rubric

    Overview

    Rubric with success criteria for TIP completion.

    TIP Rubric download
  • Submission Guidance for LEAs

    Overview

    TIP Submission guidance for LEAs using the web-based TIP platform.

    Submission Guidance for LEAs download
  • Unit Relevance Example

    5.1

    This resource is an example elementary science unit from Texas Home Learning. It outlines what students will learn, how they will apply this knowledge, and how content connects to the history, experiences, and perspectives of people.

    Unit Relevance Example download
  • Representation and Awareness Guide

    5.1

    Representation and Awareness Guide download
  • Sample Data Meeting (Science)

    5.3

    Sample Data Meeting (Science) download
  • Weekly Data Meeting Preparation

    5.3

    Weekly Data Meeting Preparation download
  • Example TIP

    Overview

    This TIP is an example of what would be submitted at Initial TIP Submission. The TIP provided is only developed for one Essential Action – 5.1. Campus TIPs will have selected 2-3 Essential Actions as their prioritized focus areas.

    Example TIP download