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Texas Education Agency Tri-Agency Workforce Priorities

REL Southwest is partnering with staff at the Texas Education Agency (TEA) as well as with education service centers and school districts in Texas to strengthen systems of support for high-quality advising and counseling so that all middle and high school students are prepared for success in college and careers. To achieve this goal, the Texas Education Agency Tri-Agency Workforce Priorities (TTWP) partnership will develop a rubric that districts can use to evaluate the alignment of materials with the Effective Advising Framework (EAF) goals, align college and career readiness indicators with existing evidence-based frameworks of readiness, provide coaching to TEA staff on collecting data to monitor fidelity of implementation of the EAF, conduct an applied research study on district use of career and academic plans with students, and create resources to promote understanding of the EAF and support districts in implementing the programmatic levers in the framework.

Partner organization: Texas Education Agency

Current Projects

REL Southwest is providing coaching to assist the Texas Education Agency in creating a rubric that schools and districts can use to inform the selection or development of high-quality materials, tools, and resources that support students’ awareness, exploration, planning, and preparation of college, career, and military opportunities. This coaching project builds on a related Ask An Expert presentation that summarized resources that support effective or promising student advising practices.

Completed Projects

REL Southwest provided a series of coaching sessions to build the capacity of the Texas Education Agency (TEA) Tri-Agency Workforce Priorities partnership to develop a logic model and data inventory for the Effective Advising Framework (EAF). The EAF is designed to support Texas middle and high school students in planning for college and career success by providing strong counseling programs and individual career and academic planning. The logic model illustrates the structure, processes, and goals of the EAF. The inventory is helping TEA better understand what data elements are available to monitor the fidelity of the implementation of the EAF and study its effects.

REL Southwest facilitated an Ask An Expert presentation by Dr. Scott Solberg, a professor with the Boston University Center for Future Readiness, to support the statewide rollout of the Effective Advising Framework in Texas. Dr. Solberg discussed personal career and academic plans, also known as personalized learning plans, including key features and practices, the evidence base, a sample curriculum, related state initiatives, and lessons learned.

Event Type: Training Material | Event Date: April 15, 2024
Time: 12:30–2:00 p.m. Central Time Location: Virtual REL Southwest is partnering with staff from the College, Career, and Military Preparation Division at the Texas Education Agency (TEA) who are working to ensure that all Texas high school students have...
Product Type: Infographic | Publication Date: February 2024
This infographic describes the purpose of individualized career plans, also known as ICPs, how they prepare students for the future, and the practices that schools can adopt to implement high-quality ICPs. The infographic is based on an Ask An Expert...
Event Type: Training Material | Event Date: January 29, 2024
Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Southwest is partnering with staff from the College, Career, and Military Preparation Division at the Texas Education Agency (TEA) who are working to ensure that all Texas high school students have access to highquality...
Event Type: Training Material | Event Date: November 13, 2023
The REL Ask an Expert service provides evidence-based information to questions that address high-leverage needs in the region. In this Ask an Expert presentation, Dr. Scott Solberg, a professor with Boston University's Center for Future Readiness, describes...
Event Type: Training Material | Event Date: October 30, 2023
Time: 1:00 p.m. Central Time Location: Virtual Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Southwest is partnering with staff from the College, Career, and Military Preparation Division at the Texas Education Agency (TEA) who are working to ensure that all...
Event Type: Training Material | Event Date: October 02, 2023
Time: 1:00 p.m. Central Time Location: Virtual Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Southwest is partnering with staff from the College, Career, and Military Preparation Division at the Texas Education Agency (TEA) who are working to ensure that all...
Event Type: Training Material | Event Date: September 18, 2023
Time: 1:00 p.m. Central Time Location: Virtual Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Southwest is partnering with staff from the College, Career, and Military Preparation Division at the Texas Education Agency (TEA) who are working to ensure that all...
Product Type: Blog | Publication Date: August 09, 2023
In this Q&A, the team leading REL Southwest's Tri-Agency Workforce Priorities Partnership in Texas describes how they are using the state’s Effective Advising Framework to expand access to high-quality college, career, and military advising.
Product Type: Fact Sheet | Publication Date: April 2023
REL Southwest partners with educators and decisionmakers in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas to support the use of evidence and data to improve student learning. In particular, REL Southwest seeks to address priorities related to the...
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Helping Texas educators provide high-quality advising and counseling that prepares students for postsecondary success and meets the state’s workforce needs.
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Helping Louisiana educators nurture and sustain aspiring and early career teachers to build a more diverse and supported teacher workforce.
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Helping New Mexico educators deliver high-quality literacy instruction that supports all students, including English learner students, in developing stronger literacy and writing skills.
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Helping Texas state and local education agencies develop a comprehensive toolkit to support grade 6–8 educators and administrators in addressing gaps in reading achievement exacerbated by the pandemic.
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Helping Oklahoma early childhood educators deliver research-based early learning practices that improve student outcomes.
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Helping Arkansas educators implement and evaluate high-quality interventions and initiatives that strengthen students’ college and career readiness.

REL Southwest Logic Model (186 KB)

REL Southwest Logic Model