Results Driven Accountability (RDA)

The RDA system is a data-driven framework developed and implemented annually for local educational agencies (LEAs) by the Division of Review and Support in coordination with other departments within the Texas Education Agency (TEA). The RDA Chapter 12 in the Accountability Manual provides comprehensive technical documentation about the RDA system, including program areas, indicators, measurement requirements, data sources, and more. This system is used by the TEA as one part of its annual evaluation of LEA performance and program effectiveness. It is worth noting that the RDA Chapter 12 was previously a standalone RDA Manual, formerly called Performance-Based Monitoring Analysis System (PBMAS).

 

Planning for the Future

Ongoing implementation of the RDA will include the addition of new indicators, revision of current indicators, and deletion of indicators that are no longer necessary. Factors independent from the RDA itself are also likely to have an impact on the future versions of RDA. These factors include the following:

  • legislatively required changes to the statewide assessment program, STAAR;
  • changes resulting from reauthorizations of federal statutes, including the Elementary and Secondary Education Act;
  • results of any state or federal reviews, guidance, and regulations;
  • changes to data collection definitions and processes; and
  • legislation from a regular or special legislative session

RDA Guidance Documents

RDA Determination Level Frameworks

2023-2024 RDA Intervention and Submission Calendars

Other Documents

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