Quality Assurance

QA Tools
Logic Models
icon-eval-smallTEA requires that each 21st CCLC/Texas ACE Grant Program work with an independent evaluator to conduct an annual evaluation which is intended to measure progress toward program goals. Specifically, it provides program description and student outcome data that demonstrate accountability and can inform program improvement decisions.

Find a Resource Keywords: Evaluation, Independent Evaluator, Quality, Focused Report

Evaluation Resources Page
Independent Evaluation Guide 2015 - 2016
Evaluation Workshop December 2015
Evaluation Workshop April 2015

icon-sustain-smallIt is the intention that funding for the Texas ACE program be used to begin community-wide student and family support programs. Funds should be used to start up and build programs as seed money and not relied upon as an ongoing funding source. Grantees that begin planning for an Enduring Program at the onset as they are planning and co-creating their grant application with key stakeholders (district and organizational leadership, school administrators, community leaders/members, family members, school day staff, and students) have shown great success in creating lasting partnerships, funding streams, and sustainable programs.

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Sustainability Resources Page
Introduction to Sustainability Webinar - March 2014
icon-qa-smallQuality tools include internal monitoring, ACE KTA, site visit observations, and the Statewide evaluation. Grantees are  required to participate in annual assessment and certification processes called the ACE Key Task Assessment (formerly known as the “ACE PRIME Assessment”) as designated by TEA. The goal of the ACE Key Task Assessment (KTA) is to ensure Grantees are in compliance with all TEA Program Requirements and are on-track to implement high quality programming. The results of the KTA are used to develop each Grantee’s training and ongoing technical assistance plan for the remainder of the year.

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ACE Key Task Assessment (Blueprint Appendix 32)
Quality Assurance Self-Assessment (Blueprint Appendix 34)

Logic Models

A logic model is a visual representation of a program. It depicts the key components of a program and shows the relationships among the resources, the activities, and the various outcomes expected. A logic model portrays the theory of change that guides the program and is the foundation of program planning, implementation, delivery, and continuous improvement. 

Learn more about Logic Models by watching our introductory webinar: 

ACE Logic Model Development Webinar (16 mins)

Logic Model Resources

- Example NYOS Logic Model 
- Example Karnes City Logic Model
- Logic Model Template (Powerpoint)
- Logic Model Template (Tabloid Size 11 x 17)
- Logic Model Template (Letter Size 8.5 x 11)
- Logic Model Template (Sample Categories)