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Effective Schools Framework

Effective Schools Framework

The goal of the Effective Schools Framework (ESF) is to provide a clear vision for what districts and schools across the state do to ensure an excellent education for all Texas students. The ESF provides the basis for school diagnostics and for aligning resources and support to the needs of each school. The ESF was developed in conjunction with school and district leaders and included a national review of research about what makes high-performing schools excellent. The ESF is part of the TEA’s five-year strategic plan and is the starting point for improving internal technical assistance capacity and aligning partners (ESCs, external vendors, etc.) to support the continuous improvement of Texas school districts and campuses.




Visit the Texas Effective Schools Framework Website


ESF                           ESF Process


ESF Booklet


If you are an administrator interested in scheduling an ESF Diagnostic on your campus, please contact

Bridget Kirby at or 409-951-1776


ESC 5 Contacts

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Carol Byrd

Program Assistant
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Mandy Willis

Program Coordinator