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Texas Academic Intervention System: School Improvement

The Texas Center for District and School Support (TCDSS) serves as a coordinating point for statewide school improvement initiatives of the Texas Education Agency (TEA). As part of Texas Initiatives at the Region 8 Education Service Center, the TCDSS coordinates and leverages statewide technical assistance services to support districts and schools in meeting required performance standards under both state and federal accountability systems. Additionally, the TCDSS leads and manages a number of grants and special projects for the TEA focused on building statewide capacity for school improvement to ensure all students graduate career and college ready.

The Texas Academic Intervention System (TAIS) guidance documents are a resource to support all LEAs and campuses in the continuous improvement process. The documents include best-practice research; step-by-step processes; and useful tips for engaging in data analysis, needs assessment, improvement planning, and implementation and monitoring activities for any LEA or campus.

All TAIS guidance documents and training presentations, including data analysis, needs assessment, improvement planning, and the implementation and monitoring steps for the targeted improvement plan, are linked here:

List of Commonly Used TAIS Acronyms
Registration for professional development in the area of support for ongoing compliance is available online through the Region 4 e-Catalog.
Turnaround Team Support:

Richard Blair
Senior Education Specialist


Danette Thornton
Education Specialist

Ingrid Lee
Director, Accountablity and Leadership Solutions

Jerry Klekotta
Education Specialist

Ana Llamo
Education Specialist

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