RDA and PBMAS Manuals

The Results Driven Accountability (RDA) and Performance Based Monitoring Analysis System (PBMAS) Manuals are comprehensive technical resources designed to explain each year's RDA or  PBMAS indicators and reports. The RDA is used by the Texas Education Agency as part of its overall evaluation of school district performance and program effectiveness.

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to access these PDF manuals. If you have any difficulties accessing the RDA manual please contact Review and Support by phone at (512) 463-9414 or via email at ReviewandSupport@tea.texas.gov. For difficulty with PBMAS manuals, please contact Performance-Based Monitoring by phone at (512) 936-6426 or via email at: pbm@tea.texas.gov.

Updates to the RDA Manual

The proposed amendment to 19 TAC §97.1005 would update the current rule by updating the 2020 RDA Manual and replace it with the 2021 RDA Manual.
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2021 Proposed RDA Manual
Public hearings on the proposal are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on July 7th and 8th, 2021.
The public may participate virtually by registering in advance for the meeting(s) by clicking the registration links below.
Registrants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Parties interested in testifying must pre-register online prior to 1:00 pm on the date of the applicable hearing and are encouraged to also send written testimony to spedrule@tea.texas.gov. The hearing(s) will conclude once all who have registered have been given the opportunity to comment.

Register in advance for the July 7th meeting here:

July 7th meeting registration

Register in advance for the July the meeting here:

Jul 8th meeting registration 

Questions about the hearings should be directed to the Office of Special Populations at (512) 463-9414.


Current Year Manual

2020 RDA Manual (PDF)

Overview Presentation of Final Rule at 19 TAC §97.1005

Prior Year Manuals

2019 RDA Manual (PDF)
2018 PBMAS Manual (PDF)
2017 PBMAS Manual (PDF)
2016 PBMAS Manual (PDF)
2015 PBMAS Manual (PDF)
2014 PBMAS Manual (PDF)
2013 PBMAS Manual (PDF)
2012 PBMAS Manual (PDF)
2011 PBMAS Manual (PDF)
2010 PBMAS Manual (PDF)
2009 PBMAS Manual (PDF)
2008 PBMAS Manual (PDF)
2007 PBMAS Manual (PDF)
2006 PBMAS Manual (PDF)
2005 PBMAS Manual (PDF)
2004 PBMAS Manual (PDF)



Contact Information

Office of Special Populations
Division of Review and Support

Phone: (512) 463-9414
Email: reviewandsupport@tea.texas.gov

For PBMAS Manuals (2004-2018) Performance-Based Monitoring:
Phone: (512) 463-9704
Email: PBM@tea.texas.gov