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This one web address allows you to access all the Capacity Building Initiative Resources.  Use the links on the left side bar to navigate to the other pages.


The Title I Capacity Building Initiative is funded by the Texas Education Agency and produced by Region 10 Education Service Center.  This website serves as a central location for showcasing best practices in high achievement and closing the achievement gap between student groups. The research, videos, and tools will assist schools striving for continuous improvement.



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The Critical Success Factors (CSFs) are foundational elements within the framework of the Texas Accountability Intervention System developed by the Texas Education Agency and Texas Center for District and School Support.  Products of evidence-based research, their purpose is to help prioritize your focus and energies during the school improvement process.  Identified priorities should lead to developing measurable goals, which in turn, should promote a committed team effort towards success.  An overview of the Critical Success Factors and a Correlation of Critical Success Factors with Turnaround Principles and Nine Principles of High Performing Schools are available here.


A list of research-based best practices aligned with the Critical Success Factors has been developed to assist schools in selecting appropriate improvement strategies.  A complete listing of best practices with research citations is available here, and look under each Critical Success Factor below for best practices and citations specific to each CSF.


When you click on one of the Critical Success Factors below, you will find:


  • a definition and description of the CSF
  • a link between the CSF and a Turnaround Principle
  • research articles
  • videos
  • tools


#1:  Improve Academic Performance

#2:  Increase the Use of Quality Data to Drive Instruction

#3:  Increase Leadership Effectiveness

#4:  Increased Learning Time

#5:  Increase Family and Community Engagement

#6:  Improve School Climate

#7:  Increase Teacher Quality



Toni Garrett, Capacity Building Initiative Coordinator     972-348-1488