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Who we are

The Texas Comprehensive Center (TXCC) at SEDL is one of 15 regional comprehensive centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The centers provide training and technical assistance to state education agencies (SEAs), enabling them to assist school districts and schools in the implementation and administration of programs authorized under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and using research-based information and strategies. TXCC works closely with the Texas Education Agency, supporting their efforts to implement, scale up, and sustain initiatives statewide as well as lead and support their school districts and schools in improving student outcomes. The TXCC partners with RMC Research.

Meet Our Experts

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Sylvia Pirtle
Program Associate

Dr. Pirtle's current work centers on building the capacity of leadership at all levels of the educational system. She provides technical assistance in instructional leadership, data-driven decision making, leadership for systemic reform, and efforts to improve statewide systems of support.
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Resource Highlights

  • Great Teachers and Leaders

    High Fidelity: Investing in Evaluation Training

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  • Standards and Assessments Implementation

    Standards Implementation Framework

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  • Innovations in Learning

    Personal Competency: A Framework for Building Students' Capacity to Learn

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  • Innovations in Learning

    Personal Competencies in Personalized Learning

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  • Innovations in Learning

    The Something Other: Personal Competencies for Learning and Life

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  • College and Career Readiness and Success

    Understanding Accelerated Learning Across Secondary and Postsecondary Education

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  • College and Career Readiness and Success

    Ready for Success Blog

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  • Supporting Sustainability Efforts in School Turnaround

    Supporting Sustainability Efforts in School Turnaround

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Project Highlight

Texas Principal Evaluation and Support System

In early 2014, the Agency asked the TXCC to convene a steering committee of principals, administrators, and higher education faculty to provide input into the creation of an evaluative rubric correlated with the principal standards and incorporating weighted components, including student learning outcomes. The committee will meet in February, March, and April and is charged with finalizing the rubric and summative guide that will be piloted in 70 districts during the 2014–2015 school year. The TXCC will support this project in collaboration with TEA's external contractor, which will develop and pilot the instruments and provide professional development to staff of participating districts and ESCs.

Project ID: 137

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