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 for 2019-2020

  • For the 2019–2020 school year, LEAs will be not be expected to submit new equity plans.
  • Districts should review their current plans locally, consider opportunities for revision, and implement the identified strategies accordingly.

Training Overview

The regional education service centers (ESCs) are available to support districts using the toolkit to develop equity plans. These Train-the-Trainer (TOT) materials are available for ESCs and districts to download and modify for their local use.

Training Presentation

This PowerPoint presentation includes detailed information for facilitators to use in guiding participants through the toolkit. In addition to basic information about the equitable access initiative, it includes activities to support using each tool to develop a district equity plan.

Exemplar Plans

The districts that completed the following the Equity Plans carried out an exemplar process for either the entire plan or Steps 1-5.

Support for Calculating Equity Gaps

This mock data handout and video demonstration provide support for districts in calculating the required equity gaps that will be included in their district equity plan.


Support from ESCs

District support is offered by Regional Education Service Centers (ESCs.) Please contact your local ESC for assistance.

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.

TET Contacts Map

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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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