District Equity Plan Requirement, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Title I
Federal Title I, Part A Sec. 1112(b)(2) under ESSA requires all districts that receive Title I funds to develop a plan for how the LEA will identify and address any disparities that result in low-income students and minority students being taught at higher rates than other students by ineffective, inexperienced, or out-of-field teachers.
For 2018-2019 Equity Plan submissions, districts will be expected to update their 2017-2018 plans to ensure their plans match a set of Equity Success Criteria. Districts should submit the criteria check-list and their updated plans to ISAM by November 1, 2018. The criteria and more details can be found on the Texas Equity Plan Toolkit.
In addition to the toolkit, all education service centers (ESCs) have been trained on the process and are ready to support districts with plan adjustments. Contact details on Equity leads can be found on the toolkit.