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The Texas Center for Educator Excellence (TxCEE), supported through Region 18 Education Service Center (ESC), provides technical assistance to Texas school districts to improve educator excellence. TxCEE’s mission focuses on equipping educators to improve student achievement by aligning district resources and increasing educator effectiveness through campus leadership training, coaching, and instructional support.       

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RAAD with TxCEE

Working in coordination with WestED, Txcee is addressing student literacy needs in Texas schools. Our goal in this initiative is to help students grow their comprehension skills using the Reading Apprenticeship Across the Disciplines framework. For additional information on Texas-RAAD, … Continue reading [Read More]

TxCEE: Leading Student Learning Objectives in Texas

Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) provide an adaptable way for all teachers to measure student growth at the classroom level. The use of SLOs can fuse the alignment of district and campus goals with systems for educator evaluation, professional development, and … Continue reading [Read More]

Choosing the Right Educator Evaluation System

Is your district researching an alternate, more comprehensive educator evaluation system that drives career pathways and maximizes the success of your educator workforce? In an effort to assist Texas school districts, TxCEE has developed guided informational sessions that examine the important components … Continue reading [Read More]

The Texas Center for Educator Effectiveness (TxCEE), at Region 18 Education Service Center (ESC), provides technical assistance to Texas school districts to improve educator effectiveness. The state of Texas is currently at a critical juncture in the evolution of its system of teacher preparation, evaluation, compensation, and career pathway development. TxCEE’s mission is focused on equipping educators to improve student achievement by aligning district resources and increasing educator effectiveness through campus leadership training, coaching, and instructional support. TxCEE is an active part of the Region 18 ESC. Notwithstanding this integration with ESC 18, TxCEE maintains its physical presence in Austin, Texas. This location allows it to have a centralized base for its statewide operations.

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TxCEE provides service all across the great state of Texas, from the coastline to the panhandle.   Continue...
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TxCEE specializes in supporting school districts in the alignment of resources to foster systemic change. We believe that lasting change occurs when all educators are involved in the process – from teachers to district administrators. By thoroughly examining practice at both the district and campus level, student achievement will be impacted long term. Our expertise is demonstrated, although not limited to the following areas: planning, problem solving, instructional support/coaching, communication plans, leading professional development, and educator evaluations. Click here to access the form to request more information on how we can provide individualized support to meet your needs.

Service Inquiry

TxCEE has a systemic model of professional development for school leaders that incorporates evaluation, goal-setting, mentoring, and coaching. TxCEE staff trains, mentors, and supports school leaders to develop the knowledge and skills to effectively lead a campus, as well as the interpersonal skills necessary to develop relationships with teachers. We offer a unique approach that includes focus on shared leadership, supportive coaching, and collaborative planning aligned with best practices in instructional leadership. Continue...

Learner Centered Leadership and Campus Culture

It is critical that leadership teams include teachers to foster high levels of interdependent work and create effective cultures that focus on the improvement of instruction and student learning (Goddard et al., 2011).

To address this need, TxCEE created the System for Effective Educator Development (SEED) framework, a district-wide professional learning system for educators that utilizes Collaborative Learning Communities (CLCs). The purpose of this structure is to align systemic program practices with school goals and objectives to improve student achievement through district priorities. Continue...

Organizational and Instructional Leadership

TxCEE is provides training and support to Texas school districts to align human capital management systems (HCMS) for recruiting, promoting, supporting, evaluating, and compensating educators—factors that can enhance effectiveness, job satisfaction, and collegiality (Heneman & Milanowski, 2011). These components, along with strong school leadership and support, are critical for recruiting and retaining effective educators in high-need schools (Headden, 2014; Leithwood et al., 2004). Rigorous, research-based educator evaluation systems comprised of multiple observations and measures of student growth are at the center of a district’s HCMS. Continue...

Human Resource Leadership

Our Data Management System (DMS) aligns multiple components of a human capital management system (HCMS), serving district partners with a web-based system that provides secure access to real-time data and powerful analytical tools. The vision of the DMS is to be a one-stop shop for district users to access multiple components of their HCMS. Therefore, it consists of modules within the DMS that store information such as SLO’s and Performance Based Compensation, evaluation systems and value-added data. Aditionally, the DMS offers a number of features that help districts make data-driven human capital decisions, including tracking and storing observation data, generating reports, and calculating performance based compensation. The goal is for the DMS to inform school goals and planning and to play a key role in the overall Human Capital Management System. Continue...

TxCEE Data Management System

Implementing an effective Human Capital Management System (HCMS) will change the way districts have routinely worked from a focus primarily on curriculum and assessment to now include educator recruitment, retention, development, and compensation.  The TxCEE HCMS focuses on the implementation cycle of an HCMS, including building professional learning communities through SEED, the TxCEE Student Learning Objectives Model, Teacher and Principal Evaluation Systems, and a comprehensive online data management system. Continue...

Human Capital Management System