Texas Secondary Transition/Post-School Results NetworkStatewide leadership addressing identified areas of need in special education services is provided through eleven functions and five projects directed by various ESCs in collaboration with the Texas Education Agency. Their primary responsibility is to provide leadership, training, technical assistance, and the dissemination of information throughout the state. The ESCs coordinating these statewide leadership functions and projects are responsible for the implementation of many of the state's continuous improvement activities.
Though both functions and projects provide statewide leadership, ESC functions lead, establish and coordinate a 20-region network. This ensures ongoing communication among ESCs about state-level needs assessment processes and planning, as well as implementing and evaluating statewide activities. ESC project leadership is focused on a specific activity.
Education Service Center Region 11 provides statewide leadership for theTexas Secondary Transition/Post-School Results Network. The focus of the network is to promote communication and collaboration between stakeholders and a comprehensive, coordinated, transition service delivery system in Texas that leads to attainment of identified post-school goals for every student.In collaboration with the network members, ESC Region 11 is responsible for coordination of:
The professional development and technical assistance provided by the Texas Secondary Transition/Post-School ResultsNetwork focuses on building capacity within the school to be compliant with both federal and state laws, and develop and implement a transition process in which all students can have the supports needed to successfully learn the knowledge and skills needed to function effectively in post-school activities.
- a state level needs assessment process;
- determination of state priorities in the area of secondary transition,
- development of the state transition network plan; and
- evaluation of the effectiveness of statewide activities and services.
Additionally, ESC Region 11 serves as the first point of contact regarding transition for education service centers and provides information and guidance when requested by the Texas Education Agency.