Performance-Based Monitoring (PBM) staff develops the Performance-Based Monitoring Analysis System (PBMAS), an automated data system that reports annually on the performance of school districts and charter schools in selected program areas (bilingual education/English as a second language, career and technical education, certain federal Title programs, and special education).
From the data contained in the PBMAS as well as certain State Performance Plan (SPP) federally required district determination elements, PBM staff produces annual PBMAS district reports. These reports, produced since 2004, include specific district-level data for each performance indicator in the PBMAS, and since 2016, also include four SPP federally required elements. State-level PBMAS reports were first produced in 2006 and regional reports in 2007. Technical resources for understanding the PBMAS reports are each year's corresponding PBMAS Manual as well as the State Performance Plan.
School Improvement staff monitors and supports intervention activities within this data-driven and performance-based system using a continuous improvement model. Activities targeted to improve student performance and program effectiveness reflect an emphasis on data integrity and analysis, needs assessment, improvement planning, and progress reporting. If noncompliance, student performance, or program effectiveness concerns are identified, school districts are required to participate in these activities and may also be subject to additional sanctions and interventions, including on-site reviews.
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