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
  • Create a new school
  • Reassign students to a higher-performing school
  • Redesign a whole school

Currently, SAF supports school districts in all 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 and School Model Playbooks, please visit the Center for School Actions website.


All SAF School Actions are/include:  

  • ESF-Aligned
  • High-Quality Instructional Materials (HQIM)
  • Research Based Instructional Strategies (RBIS)
  • Strategic Scheduling

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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Additional Days School Year

For more information on Additional Days School Year.



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Accelerated Instruction

For Information on Accelerated Instruction.

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STAAR Interim Assessment

For more information on STAAR Interim Assessment

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Texas Formative Assessment Resources

For more information on Formative Assessment.





Upcoming Virtual Events

Gate 3 Office Hours (For Current School Action Fund Grantees Only)

Contact Information

For additional information, contact:

Laura Hyatt
Manager, School Action Fund