Notice: Updates to the website!

The Texas Equity Toolkit website will be revised soon for the 2019-2020 Equity Plan Process to support the creation of equity plans, and the pursuit of strategies articulated in those plans.

About The Toolkit

The Texas Equity Toolkit has been designed to mirror a continuous improvement process with the hope that this structure allows for three things to occur:

  1. The equity planning process fits within a district's annual continuous improvement process.
  2. The district's continuous improvement process results in increasing equitable access.
  3. The districts already comfortable with the continuous improvement process can interact with the toolkit just in those places where it provides a benefit to them.

Equity Plan Process 2019-2020

In order to ensure that districts that create equity plans receive support for both the creation of those plans and the pursuit of strategies articulated in those plans, TEA is revising the state’s approach to identifying which districts need to create equity plans in any given year.

Previous Process

During the 2018-2019 school year and years prior, all districts receiving Title I funding created and implemented an equity plan in compliance with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Revised Process

Starting with the 2019-2020 school year, TEA will identify districts that have equity gaps in access to effective teaching by using the “meets or exceeds growth target” percentages for same student groups identified in the Texas Equity Toolkit (students of color and economically disadvantaged students).

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  • In December 2019, TEA will notify districts that have had student growth equity gaps greater than 10 percent in two of the last three years of their need to create an equity plan.
  • Districts that are identified may be eligible for priority points in various funding/grant programs through TEA (GYO, Principal Residency Grants, Mentorship Allotment, Teacher Leadership grants, etc.) to provide further support in closing equity gaps.
  • The Texas Equity Toolkit website will be revised to support the creation of equity plans under this new process, and ESC Equity teams will be able to provide training on the revised equity planning process to interested districts. Equity Plan submission will be in Spring 2020.
  • For further clarification on equity gap calculations download the Equity Gap Calculation document.

Training and Support from ESCs

ESC Equity teams will be trained on the revised equity planning process in January and will be offering training to interested districts early spring. Part of this training will include conducting a root cause analysis, selecting strategies, planning for implementation, and monitoring implementation using a revised template.

Region 1: Edinburg

Region 2: Corpus Christi

Region 3: Victoria

Region 4: Houston

Region 5: Beaumont

Region 6: Huntsville

Region 7: Kilgore

Region 8: Mount Pleasant

Region 9: Wichita Falls

Region 10: Richardson

Region 11: Fort Worth

Region 12: Waco

Region 13: Austin

Region 14: Abilene

Region 15: San Angelo

Region 16: Amarillo

Region 17: Lubbock

Region 18: Midland

Region 19: El Paso

Region 20: San Antonio

Click on your Regional Education Service Center (map) to view contact information.

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State Equity Reports

In accordance with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), TEA will annually report on the state's equity gaps as they capture the extent to which low-income students and students of color are taught by inexperienced teachers, out-of-field teachers, and experienced ineffective teaching.

State Averages* 2018-19

Percentage of Teachers

State Averages: Percentage of Teachers
Out-of-Field Inexperienced
9.52% 13.05%

*Based on FTEs

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