Projects by State

Enhancing Equitable Access to Effective Educators with a Human Capital Management System

Creating coherence among and maximize impact of targeted programs within a statewide human capital management system to improve the preparation, recruitment, retention, and advancement of current and future teachers and leaders. 


Scaling Science of Teaching Reading Academies

Implementing expert review panel supporting TEA in selecting the most highly- qualified reading academy cohort leaders to provide training to more than 120,000 elementary teachers and principals statewide. 


Enhancing Performance Management and Initiative Alignment

Scaling Up School Safety and Mental Health Evidence-Based Supports

TEA is engaging a broad range of stakeholders to identify gaps in mental health services for students and families, build ESC capacity to support districts, and developing a statewide plan to address mental health needs. 


Scaling Special Education Reading Academies

TEA is seeking to scale up Science of Teaching Reading Academies for Special education teachers.


Creating Assessment Items to Improve Instruction

TEA is seeking to maximize the user of new assessment items and item format to influence the improvement of classroom instruction. Region 14 will be benchmarking other state assessment innovations and conducting a statewide stakeholder engagement campaign to provide TEA information to make improvements in assessment items. 


Effective Dual Language Immersion Programs

TEA is seeking to create a readiness assessment and guidance for LEA's interested in implementing a successful dual language immersion program for students with a high degree of fidelity. 


Guidance for Locally Funded Residential Placements

As LEAs are facing increasing costs for residential placements for students, TEA seeks to provide guidance to support schools, students and families to make the best educational decisions. 


Improving Early Literacy

Region 14 CC is convening SEAs to discuss statewide early literacy improvement plans.


Increasing Equitable Access to Effective Educators Through Development, Support, and Advancement Along the Career Continuum

Exploring human capital management models and practices to develop, support, and advance teachers along the career continuum while keeping them in classrooms to increase disadvantaged students' access to the most effective teachers. 


Using Strategic Performance Management

The Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), is now comprised of the Arkansas Department of Education, Arkansas Better Chance Program, higher education, and Career & Technical Education. The DESE will be evolving into SPM 2.0 practices as they reorganize and continue to implement disciplined performance management routines agency-wide. 


Student-Focused Learning Practices

Exploring ways to improve local uses of multiple funding streams, including Alternative Learning Environment funding, to provide more high-quality, equitable services to students most in need of additional supports. 


Implementing Mental Health/Behavior Resources

Working to ensure all students with mental health and social emotional learning needs can meet with certified and trained professionals. 


Improving Early Literacy

Region 14 CC is convening SEAs to discuss statewide early literacy improvement plans.


Addressing Teacher Shortages

Fiscal Transparency

As LEAs are facing increasing costs for residential placements for students, TEA seeks to provide guidance to support schools, students and families to make the best educational decisions. 


Reducing Exclusionary Discipline through Student Engagement and Success

LDOE is identifying schools with a high rate of out of school suspensions as part of their ESSA Accountability system. They are seeking to provide guidance and intervention support to schools who need the most help in reducing their OSS rates. 


Improving AP Passing Rates

LDOE is exploring evidence-based approaches to addressing root causes of stagnant AP passing rates as AP taking rates rise. 


Increasing Student Financial Aid Planning Rates to Improve Post-Secondary Enrollment

LDOE has made great progress in increasing financial aid application completion to 83% of students completing as a graduation requirement in 2019. We are exploring the root causes of the 17% non-completers and the connect to post-secondary enrollment rates, as well as developing evidence-based plans to reach 100% completion. 


Matching JumpStart to Workforce Needs

LDOE is working to ensure that industry-based certifications LEAs are providing match the projected regional workforce needs. We are exploring how to build LEA capacity to meaningfully match student accomplishments earning credentials with regional workforce demands. 


Improving Early Literacy

LDOE, like many SEAs, is working to improve their early literacy outcomes. We are exploring how to support the design and delivery of professional development statewide to improve outcomes. 


Improving Early Literacy

Region 14 CC is convening SEAs to discuss statewide early literacy improvement plans.