Division of School Improvement

The Division of School Improvement (SI) supports the state’s goal to improve low-performing schools by reviewing, evaluating, monitoring, and intervening with campuses and their districts to ensure excellence in education for all students. The major responsibilities of the division include monitoring and interventions for: 

·  state accountability  

·  federal accountability

·  dropout recovery

The primary function of the division is to implement the requirements of Texas Education Code (TEC), Chapter 39A, Subchapter A, Interventions and Sanctions for School Districts and Subchapter B, Campus Intervention Team; Targeted Improvement Plan. The division intervenes with campuses that earn a rating of Improvement Required (IR) and districts that earn a D or F through the State Accountability System and with campuses identified for Comprehensive, Targeted, and Additional Targeted Support under ESSA. These districts and campuses engage in improvement planning and continuous monitoring.

Other Programs

Texas Title I Priority Schools(TTIPS)

The TEA is responsible for the state-level administration of school improvement programs (SIP) under ESSA. The division provides statewide leadership for the Texas Title I Priority Schools (TTIPS) grant.

Dropout Recovery Plan Monitoring

The Texas Education Code (TEC) §29.918 states that a district with a high dropout rate, as determined by the commissioner, must submit a plan each year describing how the district or charter school will use the compensatory education allotment and the high school allotment for developing and implementing strategies for dropout prevention.

Information about conducting intervention activities can be found in the Dropout Recovery Plan Monitoring web page.

Methods of Administration

Districts that offer or administer Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs and receive funds from the U.S. Department of Education must meet certain program requirements. The TEA has the regulatory responsibility to ensure that CTE programs in Texas public secondary schools allow equal access to all students.

 Information about Methods of Administration (MOA) may be found on the CTE-MOA web page