Effective Teaching

The Texas Teaching Commission report (2012) recognized that the single most important school-based factor in student success is the quality of teaching in the classroom. Critical to teacher effectiveness is a well-designed system that prepares, recruits, develops, evaluates, compensates and retains the best teachers.
Educate Texas partners with state agencies, school districts, high-performing charter schools, colleges of  education, high-quality alternative certification providers and individual schools to implement innovative practices shown to enhance the quality of teaching. We also engage in dialogues with the Texas Legislature to identify and develop policies that support effective teaching across the state.

Click here to view our State of Texas Teachers overview document.

Click here to view our Effective Teaching 86th Legislative Session Policy Priorities document.


Powered by The Commit Partnership and Communities Foundation of Texas, over 50 partner organizations across Texas are working to ensure all students have access to effective and diverse educators.
The Teaching and Learning Council acts as a resource to Texas legislators, state agencies and other regulatory bodies by sharing its research and evidence-based recommendations related to effective teaching policy.
The Texas Teacher Preparation Collaborative (The Collaborative) provided a statewide platform for educators and policymakers to focus on teacher preparation and to promote best practices and policies to affect real change for current and future teachers in Texas.
With more than 320,000 teachers shaping the future of our students and our state, the Texas Teaching Commission was convened by Educate Texas to study proven teaching practices and recommend changes at the legislative, state agency and local policy level to support teaching effectiveness. The Commission’s yearlong collaboration culminated in an in-depth report that continues to serve as a guiding resource for policy dialogue and action.