Curriculum and School Improvement


Readiness Courses

Ready for High School Courses

Courses that help eighth- and ninth-graders master the literacy and math skills they need to complete a college-ready academic core and pursue challenging career pathway programs in high school. Ready for High School Literacy and Ready for High School Math can be offered in the eighth or ninth grades.

Number of Texas teachers who attended Ready for High School trainings in 2018-19:
Ready for High School Literacy: 7
Ready for High School Math: 3 >

Making Schools Work

A school improvement process developed by SREB that engages K-12 educators and school leaders in identifying and studying problems of practice, implementing research-based solutions to those problems, and learning within a collaborative network of schools. Schools adopt Making Schools Work through designs for middle grades schools, high schools and technology centers.

Advisory Council Member: Heather Justice, Division Director, College, Career and Military Preparation Division, Texas Education Agency

State Coordinator: TBA

Schools, districts and states contract with SREB to implement Making Schools Work and receive targeted school improvement services such as professional development, instructional coaching and technical assistance.

Five Texas districts contracted with SREB for direct services in 2018-19.

SREB will deliver 95 days of onsite coaching and professional development in these districts.

Gene Bottoms Pacesetter School Awards

Texas City High School
Texas City, Texas

Texas City High School in Texas City, Texas, won a Gene Bottoms Pacesetter School Award in July 2018.>