The Texas ePlan System was developed by the Texas Education Agency to facilitate the submission of technology plans for all Texas public school districts and charter schools. Texas ePlan is a template-based system that assures technology plans include the required components of the Title II, Part D of the No Child Left Behind Act. It also requires districts to correlate objectives with USAC E-Rate and correlate strategies with the Texas Long-Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020.
In cooperation with the twenty regional Education Service Centers, Texas uses a peer review system to recomend technology plans submitted through the ePlan system. Plans submitted undergo a two step approval process.
Submitted technology plans are assigned to two peers from other districts for approval according to established criteria.
- If both peer reviewers approve the plan, the plan goes to TEA for final approval.
- If one peer reviewer approves the plan but the other does not, the plan is assigned to a third reviewer.
- If the third peer reviewer approves the plan, the plan goes to TEA for final approval.
- If the third peer reviewer does not approve the plan, the plan is returned to the district for modifications and can be resubmitted after addressing comments made by peer reviewers.
- If both of the initial reviewers do not approve the plan, the plan is returned to the district for modifications and can be resubmitted after addressing comments by peer reviewers.
After technology plans are approved by peers, the plans are forwarded to the Texas Education Agency for final approval. Once plans are approved by TEA, district contacts are notified and can then print their approval certificate for the appropriate school year.
Submission of technology plans in Texas ePlan allows districts to access technology plans and approval certificates for plans from previous years.
For additional information, contact:
1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701