What's new in the Division of School Improvement?
Changes for 2017-2018 monitoring year may be found in the What's New in SI? document.
TEA Correspondence titled, To the Administrator Addressed, sent
from the Division of School Improvement, may be found on the Division of School Improvement Communication web page.
The Division of System Support and Innovation regularly publishes a bulletin which is designed to be a tool for SGS member districts. The Division of School Improvement will provide updates regarding intervention processes in this bulletin. Subscribe to receive the SGS Bulletin
During the 85th Legislature, House Bill (HB) 2263 was passed and amends Texas Education Code (TEC) §39.106(e) to no longer require the campus intervention team to support a campus once it has received an acceptable performance rating. Formerly Improvement Required (FIR) campuses no longer have any required interventions or submissions due to the Texas Education Agency.
If your campus developed a turnaround plan in the 16-17 school year and received a Met Standard rating in the 2017 state accountability system, the board of trustees has the option to have the campus implement the plan as written, implement a modified version of the turnaround plan, or withdraw the turnaround plan.
The guidance and resource documents listed below assist districts and
campuses with conducting required activities for each level of
TAIS Continuous Improvement Framework Brochure (PDF, 286KB) - NEW 8.10.2017!
TAIS Data Analysis Guidance (PDF, 1659KB)
TAIS Needs Assessment Guidance (PDF, 1030,KB)
Program Contact Job Descriptions
Select a link below for job descriptions for state accountability program contacts:.
Professional Service Provider (PSP) Job Description (PDF, 48KB) - NEW 8.11.2017!
District Coordinator of School Improvement (DCSI) Job Description (PDF, 73KB) - NEW 8.11.2017!
District Leadership Team (DLT) Job Description (PDF, 5KB) - NEW 8.15.2017!
Campus Leadership Team (CLT) Job Description (PDF, 94KB) - NEW 8.15.2017!
Professional Service Provider (PSP) Requirements
2017-2018 PSP Requirements Matrix (PDF, 151KB) - NEW 8.8.2017!
2017-2018 PSP Requirements Matrix Guidance (PDF, 100KB) - NEW 8.8.2017!
Priority and Focus Schools Guidance
The Priority and Focus Schools (PFS) list, federal accountability
methodology, and historical PFS information may be found on the Priority, Focus and Reward Schools web page.
Priority Only Campuses
All Priority Only campuses will engage in the Texas Accountability Intervention System (TAIS) continuous
improvement process and focus on the area(s) of low performance that led to the
priority identification. For some campuses, this might mean addressing
performance in state accountability indexes (including sustainability of gains
made); for other campuses, it will mean addressing graduation rates. Priority
only campuses will work with a Professional Service Provider (PSP), and
requirements must be fulfilled through the arranged services at the PSP Network
and/or approved PSP pilot regions.
For additional information, see the PSP Requirements Matrix and Matrix Guidance in the section above.
Focus Only Campuses
Campuses rated Met Standard
or Met Alternative Standard that
failed to meet one or more system safeguard measures are identified as Focus
Only campuses. These campuses are required to utilize the Campus Leadership
Team (CLT) to engage in the Texas Accountability Intervention System (TAIS)
continuous improvement process to address the system safeguard(s) missed; they
do not require the support of a Professional Service Provider (PSP). Campuses should include intervention
activities that are designed to address the missed system safeguard(s) in their
TEC §11 improvement plans. Although no
submissions or progress reporting are specified at this time, TEA may request
the submission of the campus TEC §11 plan
that contains these intervention activities.
Priority and Focus Campuses rated Improvement Required (IR)
Priority and Focus campuses that are rated IR should follow the state accountability intervention requirements outlined in the section below.
State Accountability Guidance
Select a link below for guidance and intervention requirements specific to districts and campuses identified in the Academic Accountability Rating System.
1st Year Improvement Required
2nd Year Improvement Required
3rd Year Improvement Required
4th Year + Improvement Required
Met Standard and Met Alternative Standard but Missed One or More System Safeguards
Districts and campuses at this level of intervention do not have required ISAM submissions but should engage in the TAIS that results in a Campus Improvement Plan* that addresses any missed system safeguards.
*While TEC §11.253 requires all campuses to develop a comprehensive campus improvement plan, the targeted improvement plan required by TEC §39.106 is specifically designed to address areas of low performance identified by the state accountability rating system.
Select the links below for additional resources and guidance:
Texas Center for District and School Support (external link)
Professional Service Provider Network (external link)
Printing the 16-17 IP Instructional Video (external link)
ISAM Contact Instructional Guide (PowerPoint, 1109KB)