August 8, 2019
Districts, Campuses, and Charter Schools with Areas of Need Identified
through the 2019 State and Federal Accountability System
Division of School
The purpose of this correspondence is to provide information regarding requirements under Texas Education Code(TEC)
Chapters §39 and §39A, Texas Administrative
Code (TAC) Chapter 97, Subchapter EE, Division 1, and agency resources to
support the improvement of campus performance.
Identification for Interventions
The overall design of the accountability system
evaluates performance according to three domains: student achievement, school progress, and closing the gaps, which are
explained in the 2019 Accountability
Manual. Districts, charter
schools, and their and campuses must engage in intervention requirements,
including identifying members of the Campus Intervention Team (campus only),
conducting a needs assessment, and developing and implementing a Targeted
Improvement Plan if:
a campus or district/charter
school, including those evaluated under alternative education accountability, receives
an overall rating of F (unacceptable performance);
a campus or district/charter
school, including those evaluated under alternative education accountability,
receives an overall rating or a performance rating in any domain of D (needs improvement);
a campus receives a Comprehensive Support and Improvement identification;
a campus receives a Targeted Support and Improvement identification;
a campus receives an Additional Targeted Support identification; or
a district, campus, or
charter school has an appeal of a 2019 accountability rating pending (see State Accountability Rating Appeals).
In addition to the Targeted Improvement Plan (TIP), campuses with two
consecutive unacceptable ratings are required to develop and submit a
turnaround plan. Campuses with three or more consecutive unacceptable ratings
are required to implement the approved turnaround plan. Additional information
about turnaround plans will be shared in future correspondence.
For questions related to the rating of campuses, districts, and charter schools, please contact the Division of Performance Reporting at
(512) 463-9704 or email@example.com.
All districts and charter schools with campuses
identified for interventions, either in the state accountability system or the
federal accountability, must determine who will serve as their District
Coordinator of School Improvement (DCSI), per TAC 97.1063(b)(2). The
DCSI is a member of the Campus Intervention Team and is responsible for
overseeing all intervention activities and submission requirements, including
conducting a needs assessment and developing and implementing a Targeted
Improvement Plan (TIP) as outlined in the campus or district/charter school
Intervention and Submission Calendar.
To ensure that the DCSI selected by the
district or charter school can fulfill the responsibilities described in the DCSI
job description, the superintendent will complete a DCSI attestation statement, upload this document
in the Intervention, Stage and Activity Manager (ISAM) application, and enter the
DCSI’s contact information in the contacts tab in ISAM by August 30, 2019.
Campuses identified for interventions will
identify a Campus Leadership Team, to include the principal and other campus
leaders responsible for the development, implementation, and monitoring of the
targeted improvement plan, that will work with the DCSI and Campus Intervention
Team to fulfill campus intervention requirements. Districts identified for
interventions will identify a District Leadership Team to work with the DCSI to
fulfill district intervention requirements
Communication was sent
on May 16, 2019 notifying all administrators of the dissolution of the
Professional Service Provider (PSP) Network. PSPs are no longer required
members of the Campus Intervention Team.
Additional Resources, Training, and Technical Assistance
We encourage you to work closely with your regional ESC for technical
assistance, resources, guidance, and training. Additional information regarding accountability, intervention requirements,and resources are found on the Division of School Improvement web-page.
Texas Education Agency
Division of School Improvement