Who we are
The Purpose of the Texas Comprehensive Center is to provide technical assistance and support to the Texas Education Agency to assure Texas has an education system with the capacity and commitment to eliminate achievement gaps and enable all students to achieve at high levels.
Meet Our Experts
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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Texas Standards for Teaching Practice
A recent report form the Texas Teaching Commission addressing policy gaps within key areas of the teacher pipeline in Texas provided recommendations on how to improve and align program and practices currently in place. One recommendation on the commission was to revise the current (adopted in 1997) standards for teaching practice. Once revised, these standards could support the agency in addressing additional recommendations, including the development of quality standards for teacher preparation programs and redesign of the beginning teacher induction and mentoring system.
Project ID: 104