College, Career & Military Readiness
What Is It?
Unlike TIA and ADSY, which require school systems to opt-in in order to benefit, every Texas school system with high school graduates is eligible to receive CCMR Outcomes Bonus Funding. The Texas Impact Network’s goal is to ensure awareness of CCMR Outcomes Bonus funding and use the funding as a prompt to analyze the effectiveness of current CCMR programming and identify strategies to increase student outcomes, thereby generating more funding to expand successful initiatives and continuous improvement efforts. This is done through three connected initiatives:
- Bi-monthly convenings of the CCMR-focused staff in our regional partner organizations around the state in a professional learning community
- Technical assistance for select school systems to analyze the effectiveness of their current CCMR programming using the CCMR Outcomes Bonus definition, develop of a comprehensive CCMR plan which addresses student outcome gaps, and implement key strategies to increase the number of students graduating demonstrating college readiness and successfully transitioning to a postsecondary plan
- 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
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 coaching and student support services to 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 CCMR plans that identify no-cost to low-cost, high-impact CCMR strategies that address school system gaps;
- implement the plan and access increase 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:
1. identify their strengths and weaknesses,
2. develop a cross-functional CCMR strategic plan, including evidence-based strategies to address areas of weakness, and
3. maximize the use of the current CCMR Outcomes Bonus funding 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.