Authorities: Texas Education Code; Texas Health and Safety Code

P Each local educational agency (LEA) must have an improvement plan that is developed, evaluated, and revised annually, in accordance with the LEA policy, by the superintendent with the assistance of the district-level planning and decision-making committee. TEC 11.252(a)
TEC 11.251

P The purpose of the district improvement plan is to guide the LEA and campus staff in the improvement of student performance for all student groups in order to attain state standards with respect to the achievement indicators. TEC 11.252(a)
TEC 39.053

P The district improvement plan must include provisions for: TEC 11.252(a)

  • A comprehensive needs assessment addressing the LEA's student performance on the achievement indicators, and other appropriate measures of performance, that are disaggregated by all student groups served by the LEA, including categories of ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sex, and populations served by special programs, including students in special education programs; 
TEC 11.252(a)(1)

  • Measurable LEA performance objectives for all appropriate achievement measures for all student populations, including students in special education programs, and other measures of student performance that may be identified through the comprehensive needs assessment;
TEC 11.252(a)(2)

  • Strategies for improvement of performance that include:
TEC 11.252(a)(3)

    • Instructional methods for addressing the needs of student groups not achieving their full potential;
TEC 11.252(a)(3)(A)

    • Methods for addressing the needs of students for special programs, including suicide prevention programs, conflict resolution programs, violence prevention programs, and dyslexia treatment programs;
TEC 11.252(a)(3)(B)
TEC 38.351

    • Dropout reduction;
TEC 11.252(a)(3)(C)

    • Integration of technology in instructional and administrative programs;
TEC 11.252(a)(3)(D)

    • Discipline management;
TEC 11.252(a)(3)(E)

    • Staff development for professional staff of the LEA;
TEC 11.252(a)(3)(F)

    • Career education to assist students in developing the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary for a broad range of career opportunities; and
TEC 11.252(a)(3)(G)

    • Accelerated education;
TEC 11.252(a)(3)(H)

  • Strategies for providing to middle school, junior high school, and high school students, teachers and school counselors, and parents information about:
TEC 11.252(a)(4)

    • Higher education admissions and financial aid opportunities;
TEC 11.252(a)(4)(A)

    • The Toward Excellence, Access and Success Grant Program and the Teach for Texas Grant Program;
TEC 11.252(a)(4)(B)

    • The need for students to make informed curriculum choices to be prepared for success beyond high school; and
TEC 11.252(a)(4)(C)

    • Sources of information on higher education admissions and financial aid;
TEC 11.252(a)(4)(D)

  • Resources needed to implement identified strategies;
TEC 11.252(a)(5)

  • Staff responsible for ensuring the accomplishment of each strategy;
TEC 11.252(a)(6)

  • Timelines for ongoing monitoring of the implementation of each improvement strategy;
TEC 11.252(a)(7)

  • Formative evaluation criteria for determining periodically whether strategies are resulting in intended improvement of performance; and
TEC 11.252(a)(8)

  • The policy addressing sexual abuse and other maltreatment of students.
TEC 11.252(a)(9)
TEC 38.0041

P At least every two years, each LEA must evaluate the effectiveness of decision-making and planning policies, procedures, and staff development activities related to district- and campus-level decision-making and planning to ensure that they are effectively structured to positively impact student performance. TEC 11.252(d)

P Each district-level committee must hold at least one public meeting per year after receipt of the annual LEA performance report from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) for the purpose of discussing the performance of the LEA and its performance objectives.
TEC 11.252(e)
TEC 11.251

P Policy and procedures must be established to ensure that systematic communications measures are in place to periodically obtain broad-based community, parent, and staff input, and to provide information to those persons regarding the recommendations of the district-level committee. TEC 11.252(e)

P A superintendent must regularly consult the district-level committee in the planning, operation, supervision, and evaluation of the LEA educational program. TEC 11.252(f)


P Each LEA must maintain current policies and procedures to ensure that effective planning and site-based decision-making occur at each campus to direct and support the improvement of performance for all students.
TEC 11.253(a)

P Each LEA's policy and procedures must establish campus-level planning and decision-making committees. TEC 11.253(b)
TEC 11.251

P Each school year, the principal of each school campus, with the assistance of the campus-level committee, must develop, review, and revise the campus improvement plan for the purpose of improving student performance for all student populations, including students in special education programs, with respect to the achievement indicators and any other appropriate performance measures for special needs populations. TEC 11.253(c)
TEC 39.053

P Each campus improvement plan must: TEC 11.253(d)

  • Assess the academic achievement for each student in the school using the achievement indicator system;
TEC 11.253(d)(1)
TEC 39.053

  • Set the campus performance objectives based on the achievement indicator system, including objectives for special needs populations, including students in special education programs;
TEC 11.253(d)(2)

  • Identify how the campus goals will be met for each student;
TEC 11.253(d)(3)

  • Determine the resources needed to implement the plan;
TEC 11.253(d)(4)

  • Identify staff needed to implement the plan;
TEC 11.253(d)(5)

  • Set timelines for reaching the goals;
TEC 11.253(d)(6)

  • Measure progress toward the performance objectives periodically to ensure that the plan is resulting in academic improvement;
TEC 11.253(d)(7)

  • Include goals and methods for violence prevention and intervention on campus; 
TEC 11.253(d)(8)

  • Provide for a program to encourage parental involvement at the campus; and
TEC 11.253(d)(9)

  • Set goals and objectives for the coordinated health program.
TEC 11.253(d)(10)

P In accordance with the LEA's administrative procedures, the campus-level committee must be involved in decisions in the areas of planning, budgeting, curriculum, staffing patterns, staff development, and school organization. TEC 11.253(e)
TEC 11.251(b)

P The campus-level committee must approve the portions of the campus plan addressing campus staff development needs. TEC 11.253(e)

P Each campus-level committee must hold at least one public meeting per year after receipt of the annual campus rating from the TEA to discuss the performance of the campus and the campus performance objectives. TEC 11.253(g)

P LEA policy and campus procedures must be established to ensure that systematic communications measures are in place to periodically obtain broad-based community, parent, and staff input, and to provide information to those persons regarding the recommendations of the campus-level committees. TEC 11.253(g)

P A principal must regularly consult the campus-level committee in the planning, operation, supervision, and evaluation of the campus educational program. TEC 11.253(h)

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 29, 2017