School Action Fund

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The Texas Education Agency is committed to relentlessly increasing the number of students in great schools.  To this end, the School Action Fund (SAF) aims to increase the number of students in great schools by providing customized planning and implementation support to districts committed to bold action to transform low-performing schools and expand access to world-class learning environments for students. The School Action Fund currently supports the following bold school actions:

  • Restart a struggling school
  • Redesign a whole school
  • Create a new school

SAF provides competitive grant opportunities and technical assistance with the intent to empower and support districts with comprehensive and bold school actions.  Currently, SAF supports school districts in eighteen of the state's twenty educational service regions in planning, implementation, and continuation of transformative, bold school actions.  For more information on bold, transformative School Actions, please visit the Center for School Actions Website:.

state map of school action fund districts by region

Regardless of the school action model, all school actions have the following core components: 

  • Effective School Framework (ESF) alignment
  • High Quality Instructional Materials (HQIM) with embedded assessments and diagnostic tools
  • Implementation of research based instructional strategies (RBIS)
  • High Impact Tutoring
  • Extended Day or Year

School Action Fund Resources

The resources below align with the core components of all school actions.

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Effective Schools Framework

For information on the Effective Schools Framework (ESF).

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High Quality Instructional Matierals (HQIM)

HQIM with embedded assessments and diagnostic tools.

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Extended Day and Year

For more information on Extended Day and Year Supports.



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High Impact Tutoring

For Information on High Impact Tutoring (HIT).

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STAAR Interim Assessment

For more information on STAAR Interim Assessment

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Texas Formative Assessment

For more information on Formative Assessment.





64 districts across the state benefit from School Action Fund support

  • More than 130 School Actions implemented
  • Over 55,000 Texas students served.
Contact Information

For additional information, contact:

Laura Hyatt
Manager, School Action Fund