Desk Review

The purpose of the desk review is to ensure LEA compliance with federal and state special education requirements through a review of LEA policies and individual student records. Each LEA selected for participation in a desk review will provide documentation for a select sample of students to the TEA Review and Support team through a secure platform. The Review and Support team will conduct the desk review upon receiving the LEA documents. The number of student files selected for review is determined by the number of students with disabilities enrolled in the LEA based on PEIMS data. Explanation of student file sample size may be located in the Differentiated Monitoring and Support (DMS) System.

When the LEA is selected for Cyclical Review, a comprehensive desk review will be conducted. The comprehensive desk review is designed to evaluate LEA performance on seven critical areas of compliance but does not limit the identification of other areas of IDEA non-compliance. These seven areas are:

  • Child Find/Evaluation
  • IEP Implementation
  • Properly Constituted ARD Committees
  • IEP Contents
  • IEP Development
  • Transition
  • State Assessment

When an LEA participates in the cyclical desk review process, the TEA will provide a subset of parents/ families, general educators, special educators, assessment staff and administrators an opportunity to provide feedback on the LEA implementation of programs and services. Additionally, a survey may be sent to the parents/families, general and special educators to gather stakeholder input.

Desk Review Resources

Contact Information

Office of Special Populations and Monitoring
Department of Review and Support

Phone: (512) 463-9414
Monday-Friday (8:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
Fax:(512) 463-9560
Email: ReviewandSupport@tea.texas.gov  

Office of Special Populations and Monitoring
Department of Special Education

Phone: (512) 463-9414
Monday-Friday (8:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
Fax:(512) 463-9560
Email: sped@tea.texas.gov  

Special Education or IEP-Related Questions?

Consult SPEDTex, the Texas Special Education Information Center. This is a resource backed by TEA to inform and support parents, teachers, and anyone committed to the success of children with disabilities.

 


Phone: 1-855-SPEDTEX  (1-855-773-3839
Website:
www.spedtex.org