Texas Education Agency is implementing Performance-Based Monitoring (PBM) activities
for the 2014-2015 school year as referenced in 19 Texas Administrative Code
§97.1071, Special Program Performance;
Intervention Stages. The purpose of this letter is to notify local
education agencies (LEAs) that 2014-2015 intervention staging information for
the bilingual education/English as a second language (BE/ESL), career and
technical education (CTE), No Child Left Behind (NCLB), and special education (SPED)
program areas, including residential facility (RF) monitoring, will be available
by October 17, 2014 through the Intervention
Stage and Activity Manager (ISAM) application on the Texas Education Agency
Secure Environment (TEASE).
descriptions of the criteria that were used to select LEAs for 2014-2015
interventions are available on the program-specific Intervention and Guidance pages
found through the Program Monitoring
and Interventions (PMI) website and at the following links: BE/ESL, CTE, NCLB, SPED, and RF. These How Was My LEA Selected resources have
been designed to assist you in determining your LEA’s staging prior to posting
in ISAM. Additionally, if you need assistance signing up for TEASE/TEAL or ISAM
system access, uploading documents, or changing contact information in ISAM, please
reach out to your PBM contact at your regional education service center (ESC).
and intervention activities have been designed to be data-driven and
performance-based and to take place within the continuous improvement process of
the Texas Accountability
Intervention System (TAIS). Determinations regarding monitoring and interventions are
the result of a performance-based evaluation process implemented through the
Performance-Based Monitoring Analysis System (PBMAS), the results of which were
provided to LEAs on August 13, 2014, in the form of a
PBMAS summary report. Additionally, the results of specific Initial Compliance
Review (ICR) indicators for the NCLB program area and results of RF Tracker
data will be displayed in the indicators tab in the ISAM system.
agency has conducted a review of PBMAS data, including determinations resulting
from special data analysis for districts and charter schools with small numbers
of students, and longitudinal data related to PBM interventions. The results of
this review and, in the case of NCLB, the ICR, have been used to determine
stages of intervention for the various program areas. LEAs staged in one or
more program areas for 2014-2015 will engage in the TAIS continuous improvement process to develop a targeted improvement
that is focused on areas of low student performance and systemic and
programmatic improvement needs. Needs identified through the PBM process, as
well as the state accountability system, will be addressed in a single targeted
assigned only a stage 1 or 2 in program areas are required to retain
documentation of the process and plan mentioned above locally, unless requested
otherwise by the agency. LEAs staged at a level 3 or 4 in PBM will submit the targeted improvement
to TEA on or before November 21, 2014.
data accuracy issues are identified either as part of the agency’s PBMAS data
review or during the implementation of intervention activities, the LEA will be
required to address procedural and systematic improvements used to collect and
submit data. LEAs may also be subject to escalated oversight, interventions,
and/or sanctions whenever such action is required.
individual or unanticipated circumstances impact your ability to meet required
intervention timelines, information detailing individual circumstances, along
with a projected date for completion of activities, should be submitted to PMI.
Such a request does not automatically defer any other requirements contained in
this letter or other monitoring documents, but we will consider individual
circumstances or requests for extensions.
your LEA be identified as a result of any other monitoring activities TEA is
required to conduct, including monitoring activities related to accreditation
determinations or compliance with federal formula and discretionary grant
requirements, you will be notified in a timely manner by appropriate agency
appreciate your ongoing dedication to continuous improvement and anticipate
that a data-driven, performance-based approach to monitoring will continue to assist
you in your efforts to improve student achievement.
Michael Greenwalt, Ed.D.