Program Monitoring and Interventions (PMI) Division supports the state’s goals
for public education by reviewing, evaluating, monitoring, and intervening with
campuses and their local education agencies (LEAs, which include districts and
charter schools) to ensure excellence in education for all students. The major responsibilities
of the division include monitoring and interventions for:
- state accountability, including federal requirements,
- the bilingual education/English as a second language, career and
technical education, No Child Left Behind, and special education program areas,
- data validation.
visits are conducted to address concerns related to documented substantial,
imminent, or ongoing risks reflected in current and longitudinal LEA data. The
PMI Division monitors federal programs as required by the United
States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (USDE-OCR) and provides
information and guidance to LEAs who are identified for an on-site visit. This
information is located in the On-stie Review Procedures Manual.
the division supports activities related to the assignment of accreditation
statuses to LEAs, oversees and supports required interventions for struggling campuses,
and conducts special accreditation investigations.
Texas Accountability Intervention System
All LEAs staged for PBM interventions must engage in the Texas Accountability Intervention System (TAIS). The TAIS is supported by multiple research‐based resources and documents that guide districts and campuses through school improvement. As the state transitions to a more aligned accountability system, the focus shifts to a more integrated process for continuous, sustained improvement. The following districts and campuses will engage in TAIS Interventions:
- Districts and campuses rated Improvement Required (IR) due to low performance on one or more of the four indexes of the performance index framework
- Districts and campuses who miss one or more System Safeguard targets
- Districts staged for interventions in the Performance‐Based Monitoring (PBM) system, which includes multiple and single program areas staged for interventions
The level of support a district or campus receives will be determined by:
- the current and longitudinal accountability ratings
- the current and longitudinal history of the PBM stage of intervention
- the system with the highest level of intervention
A major responsibility of the division is to implement the requirements of Texas
Education Code (TEC), Chapter 39, Subchapter E, Accreditation Interventions and Sanctions. The division intervenes with LEAs and campuses that earn
a rating of Improvement Required (IR) through the State Accountability System. These LEAs and
campuses engage in improvement planning and continuous monitoring through the
TAIS. Campuses also engage in the
TAIS the first year they earn a Met
Standard state accountability rating, after being identified as IR.
division uses performance data, from the Performance Reporting Division, to
identify LEAs and campuses with performance concerns for accountability monitoring
intervention activities, which include Title I campuses identified as a
priority or focus school under the USDE flexibility
division also implements program monitoring and intervention requirements in
the areas of bilingual
education/English as a second language, career and technical education, No
Child Left Behind (federal title programs), and special
education, including residential facilities (RF).
Interventions occur through performance-based monitoring (PBM) strategies implemented
by the agency. An LEA assigned a stage of intervention for more than one
program area must engage in integrated intervention activities.
strategies of the PBM system include a shift away from process to results (program effectiveness and student performance), a strong emphasis on data
integrity, a focus on a coordinated approach to agency monitoring, and more
effective sanctions and interventions.
Data Validation Monitoring
validation monitoring monitors the accuracy of data submitted by LEAs through
the Public Education Information System (PEIMS) and used in the state's
accountability rating and PBM systems, including leaver/dropout
discipline data, and student assessment data. Data validation includes review and follow-up with LEAs that
have been identified for potential data inaccuracies, data anomalies, or data
data validation and verification on-site reviews are conducted to
validate the implementation of intervention activities and the accuracy of data
driving the PBM system. If noncompliance, student performance, program
effectiveness, or data reporting accuracy concerns are identified during the
visit, the LEA must undertake actions to address them and may be subject to
additional sanctions and interventions.
information about monitoring and interventions activities for LEAs, updates to
the PMI webpage, and information on the Intervention and Stage Activity Manager
(ISAM) application will be shared through the PMI Division listserv. Visit
the agency's Mailing List Administration page to subscribe.
To request access to the ISAM application, visit the TEASE online