The Secondary School Redesign and Restructuring (HSRR) program provides secondary school campuses rated Academically Unacceptable (AU) with resources to build capacity for implementing research-based, innovative, school-wide designs to improve student performance on the campus.
Beginning with Cycle 5, a case management system was introduced to oversee implementation of the redesign plan developed by the campus, to provide campuses with technical assistance in data and needs analysis, and to coordinate the grant activities with other reform initiatives operating in the district or on the campus.
School districts or open-enrollment charter schools that have a middle/junior high school or high school rated AU in the 2008-09 school year, but do not have more than two AU ratings in the past three years, and that also meet the following grade-level criteria:
- Middle/junior high school with students in two or more of Grades 6-9.
- High school with students in two or more of Grades 9-12, and at least 50% of student in Grade 9 or higher.
Approved Service Providers
- Center for Secondary School Redesign, Inc
- Education Service Center, Region 20
- The Flippen Group
- Johns Hopkins University
- Ingenuity Center at The University of Texas at Tyler
- International Center for Leadership in Education, Inc.
- K-12 Solutions
- Kolak Group, Inc.
- Reba Schumacher and Associates Consulting
- REEL Teaching and Learning, Resurgent Technologies Institute
- Rice University Glasscock School of Continuing Studies
- Southwest Center for Accelerated Schools, The University of Texas at Austin
- 61 Districts
- 78 Campuses
- 5,062 Teachers
- 69,805 Students served
- 90% of Cycles 1-4 schools that completed Secondary School Redesign and Restructuring and were rated in 2009-2010 advanced to Academically Acceptable, Recognized, or Exemplary status.
- An interim report from the multi-year longitudinal evaluation of the THSP will be available Fall 2010.
National Level Evaluation:
- Transforming an underperforming comprehensive high school into one that meets standards is one of the most challenging reforms to undertake and requires continued commitment from the entire community.
- Innovative redesign involves systemic improvements that focus on improving the quality of the school community and assessment of campus curriculum and instruction, and leadership.
- FY2005 - Cycle 1 (April 8, 2005 - February 28, 2007) - $3,897,164
- FY2006 - Cycle 2 (February 1, 2006 - February 29, 2008) - $4,451,230
- FY2007 - Cycle 3 (February 1, 2007 - February 29, 2009) - $4,105,285
- FY2008 - Cycle 4 (March 1, 2008 - February 28, 2010) - $3,420,451
- FY2009 - Cycle 5 (April 1, 2009 - February 28, 2011) - $1,810,390
- FY2010 - Cycle 6 (April 10, 2010 - February 29, 2012) - $2,500,000
- General Appropriations Act, Article III, Rider 51, 2009
- Texas Education Code §39.235
Federal & State Education Policy
Director, Division of Dropout Prevention and College and Career Readiness Initiatives: