The Division of School Improvement, formerly known as the Program Monitoring
and Interventions (PMI) Division, develops and implements statewide review
processes for Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program effectiveness. These
processes promote program effectiveness, improve student performance, and monitor
compliance for all students served through CTE programs.
The agency’s monitoring and intervention activities focus
on a data-driven and performance-based system through a
continuous improvement model. Activities
reflect an emphasis on
integrity and analysis,
planning and implementation,
CTE program is a part of the Performance-Based Monitoring (PBM) system. PBM uses
the Performance-Based Monitoring Analysis System (PBMAS) to assign required
intervention activities based on the district's annual
performance on individual indicators and patterns across all indicators.
Districts must collect and
analyze data to identify areas for program improvement. Intervention guidance and resources are available to assist districts in conducting the
Texas Accountability Intervention System
All districts staged for PBM interventions engage in the Texas Accountability Intervention System (TAIS). TAIS guides districts and campuses in a continuous improvement process with research-based resources and documents. As the state transitions to a more aligned accountability system, campuses must engage in the TAIS if the district or campus:
- is rated Improvement
Required (IR) based upon low
performance on one or more of the four indexes of the performance index
- misses one or more system
safeguard targets; or
- is staged for
interventions in the PBM system, which includes multiple and single program
The level of support an district or campus receives is determined by:
- current and longitudinal
- current and longitudinal
history of the PBM stage(s) of intervention; and
- system with the highest
level of intervention.
Texas Accountability Intervention System (TAIS) Guidance - Coming soon
A targeted on-site review
is conducted by TEA to address concerns related to substantial,
imminent, or ongoing risks reflected in current and longitudinal district data. The on-site procedures manual provides information regarding on-site reviews.
Following an on-site
review, the district receives a preliminary on-site report with findings and
required actions, which must be presented to the board of trustees or governing
board and addressed by the district.
A district must develop or update a targeted improvement plan in response to an
on-site review and other data reviews,
based upon findings from all data analysis and needs assessment activities. Findings of noncompliance must be presented to
the board of trustees or governing board for discussion and action. Under the
requirements of Texas Education Code §7.028(b), the board of trustees of a
school district, or the governing body of an open-enrollment charter school,
has primary responsibility for ensuring that the district, or school, complies
with all applicable requirements of state educational programs, including CTE
programs. The authority to conduct on-site reviews is found in
- Texas Education Code (TEC) §39.056, On-Site Investigations,TEC §39.057, Special Accreditation Investigations,
- 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §97. 1071, Special Program Performance: Intervention Stages,
- 19 TAC §97.1072, Residential Facility Monitoring: Determinations, Investigations, and Sanctions, and
- if applicable, conditions of the charter school contract and federal statutes and guidelines.
The information below and the documents on the intervention guidance and resources webpage will help districts and campuses complete required intervention activities.
Annual Notification of Nondiscrimination in CTE Programs
Every district providing CTE program must advise students, parents, employees, and the general public that all CTE opportunities will be offered without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, or disability. More information about annual notification requirements is given on the Division of School Improvement CTE Program Access Review webpage.
CTE eGrant Application and Plan Data Review
Districts staged in CTE must review
results of PBMAS indicators that reveal high levels of performance concern and
indicators listed as having No Data (ND). Improvement activities must be noted
in the CTE Program Effectiveness Report (PER) within the eGrant application for
federal Carl D. Perkins funds. Activities include
actions taken to improve
- student performance
or address data reporting concerns related to Public Education Information
Management System (PEIMS) submissions,
- coding of State of Texas
Assessments of Academic Readiness, or
- the reporting of
technical skill attainment (2S1) in the CTE Program Evaluation Report.
CTE program staff and
Division of School Improvement staff review the PER to ensure improvement activities are incorporated for
all areas of low performance.