Accountability Monitoring

A major responsibility of the Division of School Improvement (SI) is to implement the requirements of Texas Education Code (TEC), Chapter 39, Subchapter E, Accreditation Interventions and Sanctions. The division uses data from the Performance Reporting Division to identify campuses and districts with performance concerns for accountability monitoring intervention activities.

State Accountability Interventions

The division intervenes with districts and campuses that earn a rating of Improvement Required (IR) through the State Accountability System. These districts and campuses engage in improvement planning and continuous monitoring through the Texas Accountability Intervention System (TAIS). Campuses continue engagement in the TAIS the first year they earn a Met Standard state accountability rating, after being identified as IR

 In addition to improvement planning through TAIS, the division increases interventions with the districts based on duration of performance concerns through

  • Campus Turnaround planning and implementation,
  • Hearings,
  • Increased interaction with TEA support specialists, and
  • Assignment of monitor, conservator, or management team.

Visit the links below for more information about required interventions:

Direct questions about State Accountability intervention requirements to the SI Division by phone at (512) 463-5226 or by email at SIDivision@tea.texas.gov.

Campus Turnaround Plan

House Bill (HB)1842 is comprehensive legislation related to districts, charter schools, and campuses, specifically campus turnaround plans.After a campus has been identified as unacceptable for two consecutive years, the campus must develop and submit to the agency a turnaround plan explaining the campus systemic approach to producing significant and sustainable gains in achievement and a Met Standard rating within two years. Campuses not meeting this standard in two years are subject to further sanctions, including campus closure or placement of a board of managers over the district. Texas Education Code §39.107 and the guidance and resources below will provide further details and support around turnaround planning requirements.  

Intervention Guidance and Resourcesare available to assist districts and campuses in developing a campus turnaround plan. 

Federal Requirements

The state of Texas secured a conditional waiver from the U.S. Department of Education for specific provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), commonly known as the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001. Under the waiver, campuses are identified as either Priority or Focus according to Principle 2: State-Developed Differentiated Recognition, Accountability, and Support. Priority and Focus schools, with district assistance, must engage in the TAIS which aligns to the ESEA turnaround principles through the critical success factors (CSFs).  The state of Texas secured a conditional waiver from the U.S. Department of Education for specific provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), commonly known as the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001. Under the waiver, campuses are identified as either Priority or Focus according to Principle 2: State-Developed Differentiated Recognition, Accountability, and Support. Priority and Focus schools, with district assistance, must engage in the TAIS which aligns to the ESEA turnaround principles through the critical success factors (CSFs).

TAIS and Intervention Activities

TAIS is the aligned intervention process for both state and federal accountability requirements. This system is a research-based school improvement process that is aligned to critical success factors and combines 

  • data analysis,
  • needs assessment,
  • improvement planning, and
  • continuous monitoring. 

Intervention Guidance and Resources are available to assist districts and campuses in conducting the required intervention activities.

Updates to the SI Division webpage and the Intervention and Stage Activity Manager (ISAM) application will be shared through the SI Division listserv. Visit the agency’s Mailing List Administration page to subscribe.