College, Career & Military Readiness
What Is It?
- Bi-monthly convenings of the CCMR-focused staff in regional partner organizations around the state in a professional learning community
- Replicating an in-depth CCMR data analysis and strategic plan development process used by Aldine ISD in Dallas ISD, Midland ISD, Ector County ISD, Greenwood ISD, and Stanton ISD with the hopes of launching in other large school systems
- Expanding use of the CCMR Insights data tool statewide and working with TEA to explore integration of the tool with their systems and counselor training
- Expanding awareness and use of the Texas College Bridge program to increase the number of students accessing personalized college preparatory coursework in high school
- The Rural CCMR Accelerator Program providing unique support specifically for rural school systems
The Rural CCMR Accelerator Program
Rural school systems have the passion and dedication, but not always the resources, to improve college, career, and military-readiness outcomes and successful postsecondary transitions for their high school students. For this reason, the Network launched the Rural CCMR Accelerator Program extending expert support and start-up funding to implement CCMR interventions in select rural Texas school systems. Through this program we work with participating rural school systems to:
- analyze the effectiveness of their current CCMR programming;
- develop and implement low-cost, high-impact CCMR strategies; and
- access CCMR Outcomes Bonus funding to continue improving postsecondary outcomes.
Broad and Diverse Support
By targeting support at the regional partner level, the Network aims to build capacity that touches all school systems within the portfolio of regional partners through the professional learning community. The professional learning community is helping each regional partner work with their school system partners to:
- Identify their strengths and weaknesses;
- Develop a cross-functional CCMR strategic plan, including evidence-based strategies to address areas of weakness; and
- Maximize the use of the CCMR Outcomes Bonus to sustain successful programming to increase student outcomes.
The professional learning community breaks down regional silos between individuals with the same goals across the state and allows for sharing of resources and best practices and common problem-solving.
Growing Implementation Capacity
CCMR Insights was initially a tool only available to school systems within ESC Region 10 but a partnership with the Texas Impact Network is transitioning it statewide. Currently, 18 school systems serving 317,480 students are signed up to use the tool and we plan to double that number by next year.
After learning more about the data analysis and strategic planning process undertaken by Aldine ISD, the Network is working to implement the same process in a number of other school systems around the state. Through our relationships with school systems and regional partners, we will continue to look for other opportunities to expand the impact of proven practices.
Resulting Innovation: Launch of the CCMR Insights Tool
CCMR Insights is a tool created by Commit, the Dallas County Promise, ESC 10, Ed-Fi, and Eduforic through funding from the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation. The tool combines multiple data streams from several sources to provide school system practitioners a calculation of the projected A-F accountability and HB 3 Outcomes Bonus Funding in real time. In addition, the tool also provides school systems the ability to monitor student progress to determine appropriate interventions to ensure all students are meeting their CCMR goal. The Texas Impact Network has assumed the role of planning for the tool’s expansion throughout Texas, as well its long term management. The goal is to make the tool accessible to any school system in the state in coordination with training on how to use the tool most effectively to support student case management and CCMR program effectiveness.