The purpose of this application is to establish a list of technical assistance (TA) providers that can support a local education agency (LEA) through developing a math or literacy framework and lead a collective learning series on the research of how students learn by content area. An instructional framework provides a structured plan to exhibit what teaching and learning should look like in a specific content area. It can also define what a student’s ideal classroom experience looks like within that area and allows for a variety of pieces to align to bring this framework to life. Leaders who make decisions that are driven by the district or charter’s framework have a better chance at combating learning losses and providing equitable instructional practices.
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) will be developing a Strong Foundations Approved Provider List to support LEAs in the creation of research-based and TEKS-aligned math or literacy frameworks. TA providers will be approved through this application process in addition to completing a series of trainings offered through TEA. TA providers will be required to provide evidence of aligned experience, expertise, capacity/scale, and results associated with one or more categories in this application. This application process does not represent a procurement action by TEA and approval does not guarantee providers will be awarded contracts from LEAs. Eligible respondents are nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, and private or public companies.
Resources for interested TA providers can be found on this TEA-maintained Google Drive. Helpful resources include:
More information can be found at TEA's Strong Foundations grant website, and updates will be posted on the TA Provider Information website for Strong Foundations.
For futher questions or assistance, please reach out StrongFoundations@tea.texas.gov and a member of the team will get back with you shortly.